Attacked in my Own Back Yard

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  1. CAS700850

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    So there I was, in the backyard of my own home, checking on my garden,when they came at me. There were 15 of them, all armed with the latest high-tech weapons, firing at me as soon as they rounded the corners of teh house. Yes, they came from both sides, pincer style. So, I grabbed the closest weapon, my scatter-gun, and opened up. We traded shots, but somehow, the one in my hand went dry. I tactically dropped it and grabbed the next available weapon and sprayed them. But they were quick. I took hits to the legs, the back, the chest, the head. But I kept spraying them down as they came, returning head shots as fast as I was taking them. THen, it was over, they were all out of ammo, laughing as I stood there, soaking wet, in jeans and a golf shirt, the victim of a Super Soaker attack by the neighborhood kids, including my own sons. (Hey, I felt the need to start with a little mall-ninja story, and go on from there... :D )

    The real question is this: I had my Smith 649 on, in a leather IWB holster, along with a good belt, some ammo puches, etc. Can someone help me with advice on how to save my gear? The 649 got a WD40 shower, and is sitting on the workbench. What about the leather? It was really soaking wet. I've set it out on my work bench, but done nothing to it. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Fly320s

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    I'm not sure about the leather, but you might try lightly stuffing it with newspaper. That will help soak up the water while maintaining the shape of the holster.

    The gun is easy: Clean it, lube it, use it.
     
  3. Fly320s

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    One more thing....

    Plan a counter attack. Revenge is sweet. :D
     
  4. Technosavant

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    Sounds like somebody needs to pick up some water balloons. Don't you know that attacks by multiple adversaries warrants the use of grenades?
     
  5. CAS700850

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    Darn the luck, I was just checking on the garden, watering some plants, when the attack came. That's why I grabbed the watering bottle/tank, then switched to the hose.

    AS for the leather, I did stuff the holster with newspaper. I am concernaed about shrinking. The speedloader holder is already tight enough.
     
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    Oooh.. I'd be planning some buckets of water to fall on my kids heads as they walked out of the house :D

    Then go out and buy the biggest baddest super soaker, that none of the kids would be able to convince their parents to buy.
    And slowly ambush each and every one of them :evil:
     
  7. HankB

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    Wrap the gun in a ziploc freezer bag. Put the wrapped gun in the wet holster, it will keep its shape until it dries.

    If you think it might still be too tight, wrap the gun in a paper towel first, THEN in the ziploc.

    You'll have to be a bit creative in how you wrap the pistol to keep the shape reasonable, but I'm sure with your training you can figure it out. ;)
     
  8. HI express

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    Escalate-retaliation

    Cas...
    Plan your ambush on this invading force when they least expect it..but you need to be fully prepared to escalate and wipe out these home/garden invaders.
    Secretly prepare..water baloons! Hide them in messenger type bags and secrete them away for the time that you plan to strike. Get yourself a pre-ban Super Soaker with a high capacity container. Get yourself a CCW water gun for close quarters action and you're good to go, unless you want a water cannon for real fire support.

    Regarding your leather holster? Wrap your handgun in a zip lock or plastic bag after oiling your gun and keep it as thin as possible if your gun fits just right because if the plastic is too thick then it will expand that holster when it dries, then it might be too loose.

    Might think of getting a kydex holster when you are outside in preparation of the next counterattack. Kydex..just wipe it down and stick your sidearm back in and you're good to go.
     
  9. Kharn

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    The garden hose is often underestimated for its pressure and flow capabilities. :evil:

    Kharn
     
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    You have access to your sons whilst they are asleep, I presume. I suggest a covert attack, consisting of water baloons filled with incredibly cold water.
     
  11. pete f

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    insist that the kids geta shower.

    then fill 2 quart sauce pan with ice and add water. stir till ice is just about gone, then stealthly attain access to bathroom and provide a bracing rinse from over the top of the shower curtain
     
  12. ScottsGT

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    The best time to get revenge on the neighbor kids is from behind the shrubs on Sunday morning as they are loading up the car to go to church :evil:
     
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    For you son a bucket of ice cold water while he sleeping. That should teach hin about switching sides.
     
  14. Aguila Blanca

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    Leather is low-tech. What used to work for our grandfathers still works.

    Saddle soap. Buy it in the shoe polish rack at Wal-Mart.

    You could follow with Neatsfoot oil, but that softens leather. Great for baseball gloves, probably not so good for holsters and such. I would just use saddle soap and stop there.
     
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    Leather won't shrink. It will discolor but I don't know how you would go about fixing that without compromising the strength of the leather.

    Greg
     
  16. HighVelocity

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    Bbbwwwwaaaahahahaaaa :D

    I actually started laughing at "so there I was". :p
     
  17. centac

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    Actually I'm more concerned about your gun - regardless of what it says on the label WD40 is less than good for guns. It eventually turns into a gummy, dirt collecting goo. I have also been told that one of the ways it supposedly prevents rust is by being hydroscopic - it draws out moisture and holds it in suspension until it eventually evaporates. In other words the waater is still there, just diluted with some form of oil, until it turns into the aforementioned goo.

    I'd blast the gun with solvent and then hit it with a weapons grade lube/rust preventative like FP10, Remoil, Sheath or Breakfree. I avoid anything that congeals. If you look at your can of WD40 you'll probably notice it has gummy deposits around the top - you dont want that in you pistol.
     
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    I agree with the WD-40 warning. Use something made for guns.

    As for the holster I would wrap your piece in a ziploc or sandwich bag, put it in the holster, then put the whole package in a paper grocery bag.
     
  19. CAS700850

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    Thanks for the info on WD40. Imagine that, I thought a product with WD (Water displacement) in the name was a good idea. When I get home from work, I'll hit the insides with some solvent, then a nice dose of BreakFree for everything. THen, into plastic and into the holster.

    Funny, I've used WD40 on knife pivots and such for years without concerns. Guess I'll start using BreakFree for that, too.
     
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    My own recipe for an 'anti-kid' grenade....

    1 Medium water balloon
    2 Parts flour
    3 Parts water

    Add pressure, tie balloon, throw. Rinse and repeat as necessary...
    :evil:
     
  21. enfield303

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    Oooooh, English. That's just plain :evil: ... But I like it!!!
     
  22. Legionnaire
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    I'd qualify that blanket aversion to WD-40. It becomes problematic only when used exclusively as a lube and protectant. WD-40 is fine when used afield specifically to displace water and prevent rusting ... between cleanings. Just use it for what it's good for, and don't expect it to serve either as a good solvent or oil.

    On the revenge side, try dipping the hand of a sleeping miscreant in a pan of nicely warm water. Physical reaction often takes over. :p

    Alternately, fill hand of sleeping miscreant with shaving cream ... then tickle his or her nose. Problem is, your laughter will likely wake the victim.
     
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    Dangerous precident! You've got to sleep sometimes too!
     
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    That sounds nasty !! I gotta try it !!!!!!!
     
  25. Penman

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    Keep the WD 40 away from your ammo, it can penetrate the primer areas, and in extreme cases has deactivated the primers. Keep it out of your chamber as well, or clean the chamber throroughly afterwards.

    Sounds like you had a good time, those will be great memories...
     
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