Reader W.B. Reimer writes:
I read yesterday’s post on realistic CCW training and wanted to say how timely this was, since I inadvertently “triggered” someone online today by posing a question about his choice of EDC.
He carries a GLOCK 43, a spare mag, one of those little pocket revolvers in .22 magnum and a pouch with extra rounds, a couple of knives, flashlight, etc.
Perhaps I could have been less caustic and not asked where he lived; Beirut or Kandahar? I wasn’t challenging his right to carry all of that. I expressed my envy, since I live in Canada.
I was, however, asking about the rationale behind not just being armed, but armed to the teeth, allegedly every time he leaves his house.
In spite of having been an avid firearms enthusiast and competitor for almost half a century, I don’t get it. Why is that much firepower needed?
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the number of police officers who regularly carry a backup weapon are still in the minority, and if one believes everything on Live PD, they all draw down on a bad guy at least once an hour, every shift.
If the coppers don’t all carry a backup, can someone explain to me why someone on civvie street feels the need?