It wasn’t until I had three or so years on the job as a cop that I began to carry a backup gun on a regular basis. Working at a mostly rural sheriff’s office in Ohio, in 1980, I didn’t feel the need. At the time, no one at the agency was wearing soft body armor yet, either. Even when working undercover assignments, I only carried one handgun (mostly because I couldn’t afford a second gun on my public servant’s annual salary).
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/blog/backup-gun-carry-options/