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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by glockman19, Sep 24, 2007.

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  1. glockman19

    glockman19 Member

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    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.
     
  2. DoubleTapDrew

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    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.
     
  3. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    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.
     
  4. MASTEROFMALICE

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    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.
     
  5. whitetiger7654

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    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.
     
  6. huntinstuff

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    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 ........
     
  7. Will Learn

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    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) -
     

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    Last year I dressed up as Indiana Jones, complete with a Smith model 10 revolver (couldn't source a Webley in time :D).
     
  9. Big Calhoun

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    Put a sign on the door that reads, "No Sugar Here" and go out for dinner. Why bother?
     
  10. Correia

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    If I'm wearing pants, I have a gun on.

    I don't see why Halloween would be any different...
     
  11. hankdatank1362

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


    J/K
     
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    Seriously, I'm mostly sober for about 345 (ish) days a year, Halloween is NOT one of them.
     
  13. bogie

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    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.
     
  14. MrPeter

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    What? You give the kids fried eggs and beer?
     
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    bogie, are you from France? jim
     
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    Just cast a protective circle around your house to keep the little buggers away :p
     
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  18. Soap

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    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.
     
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    I love EXTREME SHOCK! It's so freaking funny!
    I want some of their exploding tactical pants!
     
  20. Sharps-shooter

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

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    Halloween: the one day a year when we can wear all of our tacticool winzbangitry and pass it off as a costume :p
     
  25. yesit'sloaded

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    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.
     
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