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glockman19
September 24, 2007, 04:28 PM
What do you do?

Over the last few years we have closed the gates and locked the doors placed a plastic Jack-O-Lantern filled with candy on a folding TV dinner table and carved pumpkins just inside our gate enough for them to grab some candy.

I hate to answer the door with a loaded gun scaring kids.

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DoubleTapDrew
September 24, 2007, 04:37 PM
If you can't integrate it into your costume (if you are wearing one) just wear it at 4 o' clock (or 8 if you are a lefty) and turn that hip away when you answer the door. That's what I did last year wearing a 1911 OWB.
I don't like leaving candy out there, usually the first greedy kid that comes by will take it all then the teens may be more likely to give you some free eggs.

Jorg Nysgerrig
September 24, 2007, 04:38 PM
Some years, I just open up the door and hand the kids the candy. Other years, I just turn off all the lights and go out to a movie and dinner. I have yet to feel the need to answer the door waving a loaded gun. They probably just think you have a lame costume anyway.

I don't live in fear of Trick-or-Treaters. Even though they mostly come at night. Mostly.

MASTEROFMALICE
September 24, 2007, 04:40 PM
Get yourself a cowboy hat and a duster, that way when you answer the door with a gun on your hip and a lever action in your hands no one will think twice.

whitetiger7654
September 24, 2007, 04:56 PM
Maybe you guys are just overreacting? Or live in a bad area? Personally I just sit outside in a chair and hand kids candy. Not a single person in my entire life has given me trouble or made me feel like a needed a gun that night.

huntinstuff
September 24, 2007, 05:00 PM
No troubles here either. But then again, we usually have snow and the kids show up in snow suits covering their costumes. I do take two glances at anyone over 5 ft tall tho.........

PS i'm always dressed up like a cowboy ........

Will Learn
September 24, 2007, 05:10 PM
I think its time for you to dress up in some EXTREME SHOCK TACTICAL gear like these guys(maybe even like the guy in black face on the right, LOL) -

General Geoff
September 24, 2007, 05:12 PM
Last year I dressed up as Indiana Jones, complete with a Smith model 10 revolver (couldn't source a Webley in time :D).

Big Calhoun
September 24, 2007, 05:13 PM
Put a sign on the door that reads, "No Sugar Here" and go out for dinner. Why bother?

Correia
September 24, 2007, 05:34 PM
If I'm wearing pants, I have a gun on.

I don't see why Halloween would be any different...

hankdatank1362
September 24, 2007, 06:15 PM
I don't see why Halloween would be any different...


I see you've never been to any good Halloween parties!


J/K

trueblue1776
September 24, 2007, 06:26 PM
Seriously, I'm mostly sober for about 345 (ish) days a year, Halloween is NOT one of them.

bogie
September 24, 2007, 06:29 PM
I have fried chicken embryos and beer for the younglings...

And a pistol in a pocket. Had one yout show up at my doorstep last year in costume, smoking a cigarette... He got no candy. "If you're old enough to smoke, you're too old for candy."

I don't think he got it.

MrPeter
September 24, 2007, 06:33 PM
I have fried chicken embryos and beer for the younglings...
What? You give the kids fried eggs and beer?

fixyurgun
September 24, 2007, 06:37 PM
bogie, are you from France? jim

TallPine
September 24, 2007, 06:42 PM
Just cast a protective circle around your house to keep the little buggers away :p

SaMx
September 24, 2007, 07:06 PM
What? You give the kids fried eggs and beer?

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Soap
September 24, 2007, 09:17 PM
Jeeze just carry your regular CCW and be done with it. Where the heck do some of you guys live? :banghead:

I like giving out candy because its great to see kids get creative and excited about something. And then afterwards its on to the adult parties complete with crazy costumes and copious amounts of alcohol.

Nolo
September 24, 2007, 09:45 PM
I love EXTREME SHOCK! It's so freaking funny!
I want some of their exploding tactical pants!

Sharps-shooter
September 24, 2007, 10:10 PM
I usually give candy out to kids while my wife takes ours trick or treating. Sometimes I've dressed up as a mountain man, complete with bear rifle. Other times, I don't carry a gun (I usually don't carry a gun). I'm not really any more scared on halloween than at other times of the year.

This year I want to get cadbury eggs and jellybeans and dress up like a rabbit and wish the trick or treaters happy easter.

FSCJedi
September 25, 2007, 11:57 AM
I don't live in fear of Trick-or-Treaters. Even though they mostly come at night. Mostly.
Yeah, and then it's game over man, GAME OVER! :)

I personally love Halloween. I think it does let kids get creative with their costumes. Heck, I like the adult costumes almost as much... maybe more. Since there has always been a party at my house the past few years, I've kept the firearms put up, but all our invitees know I've got 'em and are mostly shooters themselves, so I wasn't ever afraid of anyone freaking out if they found one.

MilsurpShooter
September 25, 2007, 01:55 PM
I don't get trick or treaters, the ones I do get are the young ones and all of them are usually still during the daytime. Once night hits around here the only ones out are usually the ones who shouldn't. Regardless I have a screen door in front, comes up to about navel high on me (I'm 6'2) It has a pop out screen that you can put glass in depending on the season. When I feel like handing out the candy I just pop the screen or glass out and lock the handle. Unless one of the parents is standing on the step and looking down at my belt the door covers everything.

xd9fan
September 25, 2007, 08:56 PM
Last year I dressed up as Indiana Jones, complete with a Smith model 10 revolver (couldn't source a Webley in time ).


LOL
I do the same thing. My Vaquero works well with my Indygear(.com):cool:

Ragnar Danneskjold
September 25, 2007, 09:27 PM
Halloween: the one day a year when we can wear all of our tacticool winzbangitry and pass it off as a costume :P

yesit'sloaded
September 26, 2007, 12:22 AM
We seem to have unique phenomenon in our city. I call it "Drive By Trick or Treating". This is when people from the bad side of town pile their 4 kids in a car and go to the nice parts of town and "drive by" from block to block letting the kids run wild and picking them up at the end of the street. Many of these kids are nothing but hoodlums that steal decorations, take as much candy as they can grab, and don't even bother to wear costumes. When a 14 year old gangbanger wannabe tells me to give him "you didn't give me enough candy" I'm inclined to ask for the candy I did give back. But thats a nice way to get a brick through the window later on so I just smile and pretend I'm out. I'm not looking for trouble, but I keep a better watch than I normally do.

GarandOwner
September 26, 2007, 12:29 AM
Trick or Treating was on of my favorite things as a kid, fall is my favorite season, so the whole Halloween/Thanksgiving holiday is alot of fun for me. Now that I am not a little kid anymore, I give out candy, the way I see it, when I was young people gave me candy, now I return the favor.......Llast year I was wearing my wwII airborne uniform, so I had my 1911 on my hip. I don't foresee needing it any more on Halloween than any other day......though I have been known to sit around my house with my WWII helmet on, and my 1911 on my hip....Im not crazy, I promise :D

RubenZ
September 26, 2007, 12:52 AM
Some of you guys here are more paranoid than the idiot liberals that are ANTI_gun who freak out at the site of guns.

Seriously man. The way some of you get paranoid at simple things like carrying in a wedding or for Halloween I think I'd rather just be shot.

Old Dog
September 26, 2007, 03:34 AM
The way some of you get paranoid at simple things like carrying in a wedding or for Halloween I think I'd rather just be shot.Ah, RubenZ, some of us experienced Halloween in Detroit ... and the even scarier "Devil's Night." And you probably never met some of our ex-wives, either ...

seeker_two
September 26, 2007, 07:22 AM
My wife usually handles the T-o-T duties while I sit on the couch with at least one pistol hidden but accessable. If I'm handing out the candy, my pistol's concealed on me.

When a 14 year old gangbanger wannabe tells me to give him "you didn't give me enough candy" I'm inclined to ask for the candy I did give back.

That's when I just apologize to the kid...telling him I spent too much on ammo instead of candy... ;)

gunsmith
September 26, 2007, 07:34 AM
College kids invade yards and destroy pumpkins, they are truly lucky I don't own a house....I have seen them kick pumpkins, I am tempted to make one out of cement.
Some teens and older think H'night is a good reason to vandalize random homes.
The local college girls also treat the guys to "dress like a hooker night".
In my old stomping grounds (The Bronx) we used to throw eggs at kids we didn't like and TP trees.
I wish I could stay home and pass out candy, I like kids.

SHOOT1SAM
September 26, 2007, 08:02 AM
Gee gunsmith,

You make it sound like "dress like a hooker night" is a bad thing! :D

Halloween is the one night a year I ALWAYS load the silver bullets......

Sam

cpttango30
September 26, 2007, 08:23 AM
I am never home. We both always takes the kids out. One year everyone we passed loved my sons costume. He was a robot complete with blinking multicolored LED lights. It was the best costume ever.

shooting time
September 26, 2007, 08:32 AM
I don't get any visitors 1=I am out in the country 2=have a controlled access gate you have to have the code to get in 3= have 2 100lb + dobermans .

Ala Dan
September 26, 2007, 12:08 PM
Like my friend Correia said:

"If I have my pants on, I also have a firearm on"~! ;)

Its like a good neighbor, "always there when I need it". :D

princewally
September 26, 2007, 02:40 PM
I fill my yard with decorations, and usually hide out in the yard to scare kids walking through the lit path. :) Vandalism and theft isn't much of an issue when there are 3-4 adults and a half dozen kids ages 6-15 working in the yard.

We go a little overboard.

I thought the punk kids in my neighborhood would be a problem, until I overheard them say "This house is so cool, I'll kick anyone's ass that touches it." I quit worrying about it, then.

coelacanth
September 26, 2007, 04:17 PM
stroll the neighborhood while smoking a good cigar and escorting your own little ones then turn off the porch light and put a sign on the door that reads: GONE to CHURCH SEE YOU THERE! IF YOU EGG THE HOUSE BE SURE AND SMILE FOR THE CAMERAS . :scrutiny:

foghornl
September 26, 2007, 04:23 PM
I did the cowboy thing last year, with my Glossy Stainless Sheriff's Model Vaquero in a borrowed gunbelt.

Muzzy_B
September 26, 2007, 04:54 PM
No need to be packing. I'm going to wear my Steven Segall costume.

seeker_two
September 26, 2007, 08:32 PM
Gee gunsmith,

You make it sound like "dress like a hooker night" is a bad thing! :D


Ever see gunsmith dressed like a hooker?.... :what:

gunsmith
September 28, 2007, 10:34 AM
Ever see gunsmith dressed like a hooker?

Hey! my legs are almost as good as Guilianni's!

http://blogs.nypost.com/movies/rudy.jpg
http://www.allreaders.com/pictures/rudy_giuliani_drag.jpg

mbt2001
September 28, 2007, 11:58 AM
You can always dress as...

http://images.art.com/images/-/Mel-Gibson---Mad-Max--C10104041.jpeg

PTK
September 28, 2007, 12:00 PM
mbt2001, that's who I'm going as this year. Even have the 12ga. :D

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=58801&d=1180757650

eliphalet
September 28, 2007, 12:05 PM
I hate to answer the door with a loaded gun scaring kids. Gezzz lighten, up or move, or talk to someone about paranoia. IMO thinking like this is a little over the top and a guy might could use some help, with a move to a place you feel safe or dealing with your own inner fear, gosh something.

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