Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics, and Training' started by 357smallbore, May 22, 2021.
Around the farm, it could be a number of things.....mostly that little GP100 44 special on my hip. I live rural, but there have been a few incidents over the yrs with dope heads out here. Should someone have the miracle of getting past our shepherd,(they'd have better odds buying a lottery ticket) big lead is guaranteed on the way.....
Another opportunity to use this line:
Remember just because you are or are not paranoid, does not mean they are not out to get you
I am not really paranoid, and if I were the voices would tell me what to do
Here’s why: I was one of those “it never happens here, or to me,” residents of a nice neighborhood to whom it did, indeed, happen.
In the words of Hank Jr.....that don't deserve an answer hoss.
That'll do it!
Ha! "I'm not as paranoid as the guys that are always following me."
This is me - except I have a lab and a Winchester 1300 stowed behind the master bedroom door, easily within reach.
First, think of everything you can think of that can happen, and how. Consider where might you be, where others in your family might be, and from where bad people might enter your house, at any time around the clock. Do not limit yourself to obvious scenarios, or to something you have imagined that would be consistent with preconceived notions about how you may want to arm yourself.
Then, start thinking about where you want your firearm kept, so you can respond timely and effectively to any eventuality.
Don't decide yet. Consider everything that could go wrong--everything that could prevent you from accessing your firearm, everything that could result in danger to someone else, everything that could make it easier for the bad guys.....
I use #1 buckshot and my barrel has had Vang Comp work done. It will put all 16 .30 caliber pellets in a fist sized grouping from across my house. It is essentially like getting shot with almost an entire magazine from a Vz-61 machine pistol with one pull of the trigger, and I can empty the tube into a B27 target in under 3 seconds. Surefire forend for target ID, extra shell carrier on the receiver, basic bead for fast target acquisition, Urbino stock that helps me absorb recoil and handle the gun, sling for retention, and extended +2 magazine tube.
I had left my Detonics under my pillow and when they flipped the bed it was concealed up against the wall.
Her PPK was gone with magazines.
I never left home without it again. Never allow anything that can be used against you to be unsecured.
Made us believers and we started thinking about moving outta' Dallas that year.
Highest murder rate ever that year, over 400 I think.
So...you'd think, well that'll never happen again.
30 days later, wife comes home about 19:00, front door is kicked off the frame. Hears the back door close as she's nearing the porch.
She exits with the baby and goes to her parents, calls me at work.
Same exact thing. We had just replaced all the electronics but guns and ammo were secured, jewelry in SD box.
Moved to Colorado Springs 4 months later.
Not only can it happen, it can happen more than once. Don't leave stuff unsecured that you can't afford to lose, or used against you.
I live out in the country, and I do like this guy does also.
This thread is about the final frontier--the tools for risk mitigation when all else has failed.
But owning a firearm and having it in the house may not help at all. The question is one of where is it when one needs it.
That is too true.
Keeping the firearm(s) in easy reach is going to be made even more difficult as in a growing number of states it is now illegal to even have an "unsecured" firearm in your home. Anti 2A types will use any excuse to use this new "tool" against gun owners. Most likely it may be invoked by an accident or accidental discharge. Imagine otherwise legally defending your home and then get held for using an "unsecured" firearm. Nothing is farfetched in court.
Anoher good reason to keep it on one's person.
Yes and that leads to the extended carrying of something small and comfortable. If its too big or clunky it probably will get taken off if concealed. Despite some surmountable downsides the currently discontinued RM380 (with the finger rest mag) is about the best for me so far. Am Now old enough to get away with mostly wearing Carhartt overalls. Its fits so nicely in the r front or back pocket in its "sticky" holster i don't notice it.
Alternative two is a quick access safe in every room which seems to appeal to the left.
I like to take Karl Malden's advice; I take my "American Express" with me everywhere and never leave home without it. Now, that being said, it sits in my speed safe about three feet from my bed when I am at home. I also have the S&W Model 64 sitting in a speed safe as well; the wife and I have quick access to a firearm in seconds. As many of you have said; this world is going crazy and it CAN happen anywhere. Better to be prepared and not need it than need it and not have it. Many of you have multiple fire extinguishers in your homes, right? You don't have them because you're expecting a fire but want to be prepared if one breaks out.
On a light hearted note; was at my brothers for Father's Day; I always wear a t-shirt under my cover garment when carrying. My mother says to me "Why do you wear a t-shirt, especially in this heat?". My response was "Because I am carrying American Express".
Even a full-sized polymer pistol in a good quality owb on a good quality belt is comfortable enough to forget about. Make it a small light gun instead and it's almost like it's not even there.
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