Is That A Gun in your pocket ?

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Hot2na
Is That A Gun in your pocket ?

...gun? Yes, that's right! I'm a pistol packing momma! When I grew up it was still safe to camp. No one would be shot and killed in their sleep at a remote campsite. Those are the type of headlines we read each summer. That is just one of many reasons why I am all for the right to bear arms. In arguably the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution should have been the First.

I do not carry a concealed weapon everyday. Only when certain land travel requires it. And I determine that based on my comfort level. My father raised us to learn the grip and comfort of handguns, as well as rifles. Each of my siblings and I were given our first weapon at the age of 10. A Daisy BB Gun. My first casualty was a sparrow that was sitting on our wooden fence. After many weeks of "shoot the aluminum can" practice, I was ready to hunt. I had zero remorse after I pulled the trigger and mr. sparrow bird did a double gainer off of the fence and was followed by a poof of feathers. Gone. Done. Next. (remember from my other threads that my teacher/father also has the daniel-boone-live-off-the-land persona....that is why I am a vegetarian!)

Now, I am certainly not a gun toting pistol packing lunatic. I am by no means eager to take anyone out. Just a patella or tibia, or posterior talofibular ligaments, which would be enough to ward off an attacker. However, if it came down to an altercation and it was between me and my attacker and only one of us could live, I would then have to make a life altering decision. Something learnt in gun safety class. I do not think it is "cool" to carry and do not let my guard down thinking I am 100% safe. It just puts a little weight on me for comfort.

Does anyone else practice or approve of the right to bear arms?

 

   

   

p to the izzle
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Tuna always remember to aim for center mass for the highest percentage of hits. In other words the chest is the biggest easiest target. Good for you on getting a gun. I'm working my way very slowly towards a pistol grip sawed off  shotgun. For home defense of course. For forays into the cold cruel world I pack my Smith and Wesson S.W.A.T. pocket knife. There's just some thing personal about a good old fashioned stabbing.  

Hopefully you never have to use your new gun but if it ever comes to that at least you'll be ready.  

"I'm just like you only shorter."

 

nvrsaynvr
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holy crap ladies. remind me NOT to visit your myspaces/fakespaces. i do NOT want you guys having my ip and location! just kidding!

LBL
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I just wanted to add a comment that an ex-cop friend of mine told me about the advantage of carrying a gun with you everyday, especially when you are driving. My friend keeps hers under her purse on the seat next to her. Say for instance, you're about to get carjacked. The theif/attacker has the element of surprise, so they have an advantage over you. BUT if you pull that gun on them, then YOU have an advantage over them because YOU are the one with the element of surprise. No robber/attacker expects their victim to pull a gun on them. Most robbers just want to take your car or money as quietly as possible without you causing a scene. BUT please be careful if you do choose to have a gun in the seat next to you, especially if you have kids in the car!!!!

 

 

LadyBunnyLover

 

"No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions." --Henry Ward Beecher

Stevie
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Since this part of the forum is protected... well... here's mine.

Handguns from bottom going clockwise: Glock 26 (9mm), Glock 21 (.45ACP), Glock 17 (9mm my wife's), Beretta 92FS (9mm), Beretta 92FSC compact (9mm).

Long guns left to right: Ruger Mini-30 (7.62x39), Colt AR-15 A2 Gov't. Carbine (.223), Colt Sporter Lightweight (.223), Colt Sporter H-bar (.223).  Those are all "preban".  And back there in the safe:  Marlin .22 bolt action (the rifle I grew up with), Stevens double bbl 12ga (belonged to my granddad), SKS original new Chinese (7.62x39).

The ammo on the shelves in the safe is mainly handgun and specialty ammo - sub-sonic, armor piercing, incendiary, target, match grade, etc.  I have several wood cases of regular .223 and 7.62x39 FMJ in the basement I'm saving for a rainy day.  I believe in self-reliance... haha!

My kid likes shooting the 9mm handguns but he hates the .223 rifles.  I think it's the sharp recoil and the sound.

Hot2na
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now this is a great story. nothing like a woman with brains, beauty, and firepower! 17-year old just 60 rounds away from the 2008 olympics.

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

p to the izzle
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Yep. That's what I need. I won't have a gun safe unless I get multiple guns. Instead I'll do a trigger lock and lots of gun safety training for the kid. It wouldn't hurt for me to brush up on safety too. Man, now I'm really wanting a shotgun. My friend just got an AK47. So jealous.

"I'm just like you only shorter."

 

Hot2na
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[quote=p to the izzle]Tuna always remember to aim for center mass for the highest percentage of hits. In other words the chest is the biggest easiest target. Good for you on getting a gun.[/quote]

my father always said the head or dead. otherwise they'll come after you with a vengeance.  the sig isn't new. my first nine mil was a glock. kept it. another fine piece. the sig is just sexy. feels right. i also have a jennings j-22. and a nato switchblade that is in the fold of my pillow case. everything else is strategically placed throughout my home. 

 

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

Angemala
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HA HA, this looks just like my friend and her husband's collection! They both carry, and have a true love for their collection!

You and the wife have some very nice piecesSmile

Stevie
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Excellent choice for a self-defense piece.  I'll explain later.

Stevie
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I've been a Kentucky CCW holder since it was passed in our state. In fact, I was in one of the first batches to go through the training to earn my permit.

I rarely carry on my person but I do keep a Glock 26 in my vehicle's console. In KY, the console compartment is considered concealed which makes a CCW permit necessary. Under the driver or passenger's seat is considered concealed but in the open or glovebox is not. A CCW permit is not needed if you keep a weapon loaded or unloaded in the open or in the passenger-side glovebox. State laws may vary.

For anyone wanting/needing a handgun for self defense, I would recommend formal training before a purchase. I would also steer someone toward a .38 Special hammerless or shrouded revolver (Yay !). I would not recommend a semi-auto unless the person is willing to drill several times a year. And I'm not talking about circular paper targets and beer bottles - I'm talking about putting yourself in the mindset of life and death encounters so that a reaction is more likely to be calculated and automatic when the flight or fight feeling hits. This starts with "bad guy" targets and simulated stress.

Someone who thinks they will be able to work a semi-auto in a highly stressful situation because they "know the buttons" is taking a deadly chance. This includes security people and police. Unless you drill in a panic environment, you have no idea what you are in for when you must make a decision to take a life or have yours taken.

If someone is set on getting a handgun for self defense, a small-medium framed woman should look at a .38 revolver and drill firing in double-action mode. .357 has more kick and is larger. Revolvers are inherently more safe than semi-autos and are easier to operate in a combat situation. If you don't know what firing in "double-action" refers to, this means you need training before you even load the gun.

The defense ammo of choice for a .38 is hollowpoint loaded at +P pressure. Don't mess with prefragmented "defense ammo". Although I am recommending revolvers for general defense pieces, I use semi-autos. I have two Glocks - a 9mm and a .45 and two 9mm Berettas. My wife has a Glock 17 she shoots for target practice but she has not been trained for self-defense.

Speaking of which, for self-defense, you should train doubletapping at center of mass. If a shooting is justifiable, you need to shoot to kill and you need to be overwhelming. This means multiple shots to the chest. If it is not justifiable, you should not shoot - simple as that. If you don't know what makes a shooting justifiable in your state, then again - you need training before you even load the gun.

Injuring someone in a defense shooting (justifiable or not) will likely cost you a fortune in attorney fees and depending on a jury (civil or criminal), you could be liable for the future health care of the person depending on the extent of his injuries. You could also be imprisoned. If your attacker recovers, you may also have to watch your and your children's backs forever.

No one should want to kill someone else, but you have to look at it from the respect that you did not put yourself in that situation - the attacker did. Ideally in a justifiable shooting, the other person left you with no choice. A dead attacker is not able to lie to investigators or to a sympathetic jury. Besides, an armed attacker who is only injured or shot at and missed will be highly motivated and will still try to kill you or a family member.

Don't play games, don't shoot to injure. You need to stop the threat with overwhelming force. I cannot stress this enough. If the shooting is deemed justified by the police and the court, you are in better shape killing your attacker than if the attacker is injured.

But you need to know what criteria is needed for the shooting to be justified and you need to know that you will make a wise evaluation if you are faced with the situation. Don't think about funny business like putting a knife in the attacker's hand or dragging them into the house.

I had to make a life or death decision fairly recently in an attempted attack/robbery and I chose to not shoot. It was a moment that is still crystal clear in my head and I was scared sh*tless. It was that "flight or fight" feeling. I had the presence of mind to choose to not shoot - in that split second when I racked my slide and aimed, I didn't see a weapon and they both turned and ran. If they hadn't run away or if I had thought I saw a weapon, it would have turned out differently. I still get tight thinking about it.

I'm sure you all know that household firearm safety should be the utmost priority. There is no such thing as a firearm accident.

And you just knew I'd write one of these, didn't you? :)

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