Dave Kenik is a firearms instructor and author with both a tactical mind and quick wit. Some time ago, he figured out that it made sense to carry three handguns. There would be a combat auto on his strong-side hip to get from a standing position; a snub in a trouser pocket where, if uncertain danger reared its head, he could surreptitiously have his hand on it ready-to-go with no observer being the wiser; and finally, a compact handgun in an ankle holster for fast access if he was in a car.
How many guns to carry is a topic that often comes up in discussions on the Internet and in letters to the editors and writers of gun magazines. There is a certain, frequently seen intolerance level. X number of people seem to think anyone less well armed than they are “sheeple,” and that anyone better armed must be a “mall ninja.”