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Today I enjoyed the outdoors. I chose to carry......

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  1. Demi-human

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    We only got a dusting of snow and about twenty degrees with a thirty five mile wind.

    So I took the mini bike out around the house!:)
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    It’s no fun falling down on a 1911, so I didn’t wear it!
    :D

    I drove a cab-less Skytrac across town Thursday...:eek:

    There is no such thing as bad weather, just poor clothing choices!:cool:


    Merry Christmas to you nature lovers out there!:thumbup:
     
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  2. hso

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    Went to the mountains to check out how much snow was up there. Carried a Colt New Agent in a Galco shoulder rig with opposite double magazine holder under my down vest. The bottom magazine pocket held a Harkins OTF. Kept the vest on at dinner and no one was the wiser.
     
  3. FFGColorado

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    Today I enjoyed the outdoors and chose to carry...

    2 sons and I up above Lyons, Roosevelt National Forest, to shoot yesterday..PERFECT day. Sunny, calm.
    I carried my Glock 48 in a new OWB DeSantis holster. Oldest son a Glock17 in a holster rig..not on pants belt, rig.
    Other son his Glock 45 in a Bianchi OWB rig.

    Shot those along with son's Ruger 556, Ruger 9mm carbine, my Glock 42, son's Ruger Vaquero..2 Ruger Wranglers. Henry lever 22..They shot their Glock 48s also.

    GREAT fun, really enjoy getting out with the 'kids'(40 and 42yo)....
     
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  4. WisBorn

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    Spending time close to home this week.
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    Nothing says South Carolina like a canopy of Spanish Moss covered Southern Oaks.
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    Did get to the range yesterday with some revolvers. The only one that I haven't carried is the Ruger Security Six. The S&W 442 is my go to revolver. The Taurus 415 41mag will be in my pocket in the Smokies in a couple of weeks. I OWB the S&W 686+ it is my favorite handgun.
     
  5. FFGColorado

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    Tomorrow my son and I are goin' up to Roosevelt National Forest to shoot..gonna carry my Uberti/Beretta Thunderer in my cross draw holster.....:)
     
  6. 460Shooter

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    Sig P220 10mm
    Spyderco Yojumbo
    Rowan Tree shillelagh

    XL glove for reference.
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  7. Demi-human

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    :eek: Those aren’t Chihuahuas!
     
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    Indeed!


    Nope! I see lion tracks in that area in winter all the time. That cat had passed through not long before I did.
     
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  10. WrongHanded
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    I wish I could say I enjoyed myself outdoors today. But seeing the fresh burn scars in this area was a bit disappointing. I really hoped the fire had missed this spot, particularly as some of it has been burned in previous years. Not the case.

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    But I got some good exercise. G22/.357 Sig, and a Ruger GSR in .308. Love the rifle but am now hating the Wilderness Tactical webbing sling, which slips off of clothing and pack straps alike. I have a biothane rhodesian sling from Andy's Leather inbound.
     
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    Where are you at that one has to be aware of large reptiles?
     
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  13. Mars5l

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    Florida. Maybe to northerners thats a "large" reptile :) but it was only about a 5 footer. When you starting seeing the fat 8'+ those are the large ones. Still don't want to mess with a 5' though. You gotta learn unless the water is clear, stay away from the edge.
     
  14. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Enjoyed?........Yeah.... I guess..........

    Out at the homestead where Mom still lives (at 87 years young) burned a brush pile that builds up over the non-snow months. Took advantage of the fire and
    cut down maybe another dozen or so dead balsam and picked up the two trees to burn that the power company cut down for me as the trees were too close to the power lines.

    About the time I decided to call it a day, I thought of this thread, how much I enjoy being outside, and snapped this picture with my phone. (Still can't believe we take pictures with phones! :confused:)

    Had my little Desert Eagle in my pocket all day, wish now I woulda stuck my knife in the stump for the picture....But I did not forget to have a beer at the end of the day! :)

    Cheers to a New Year!!!
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    Well, last weekend was the last weekend of the 2020/21 deer season in Tennessee. I did not take a deer this year though I had many opportunities on does and yearlings. Despite not finding that big buck I was after it was an excellent season. Saturday evening I decided to skip the deer stand and found a small natural terrace out on a point looking over a deep ravine and just sat down and glassed the other side. Had a yearly doe come within about 15 yards of me with a very nervous momma looking on about 35 yards away. She could clearly smell me, both of them could, but as I held very still they could never quite locate me.

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    20210104_110420.jpg Spent time in Florida this week. Hiked Blue Springs and Myakka State Parks. Plus walked Ormond Beach.
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    I had a hard time getting a good picture of the Manatees at Blue Springs.
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    Traffic director on the beach.
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    I carried my 442.
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    Sometimes I think I should be carrying a different handgun, didn't see any snakes, but I wish I had my Bond Arms Rowdy with 410 shot shells (little cold for snakes).

    Safe hiking and enjoy the outdoors this week my friends!
     

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    There are a LOT of town deer where I live. Years ago I was sitting outside on the sidewalk in front of my apartment building, leaned up against a support beam. It was quiet and I was alone. This little whitetail fawn came walking up, obviously looking for its mom. I held completely still and it walked within 6 feet of me, sniffing quite a lot and trying to figure out what I was. I quietly said "What're you doing?" and it got a pretty surprised look on its face and quickly walked away. It made me laugh because it didn't run, it just walked kind of fast like its parent just caught it doing something it wasn't supposed to.

    Of course, doing what I did for a job back then, I'd come across deer fawns and elk calves every spring, and I nearly stepped on a few. It's amazing how they control that urge to run.
     
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    You guys made me nervous, so I had to check, but it was all good, no alligators!
     
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    No gators this week! 20210114_110855.jpg 20210115_185935.jpg 20210112_135726.jpg 20210111_111752.jpg
    Little hiking in the Smokies!

    Carried my Taurus 415 41mag. The longer I have it the more I like it. Pocket carry or OWB it is a nice size.
     
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  21. mokin

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    We've had rain and snow for the last few days. There was sort of a break in the weather so I got out for a walk. IMG_20210123_140521511.jpg

    I wasn't the only one. I carried "the usual".
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    It resumed snowing just before I got in.
     
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    Walked out the door and went up, took the dogs.
     
  23. Demi-human

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    Today I went for a walk.
    It was going to be a drive, but the ice was shaking the truck apart.
    (I miss my Dakota! Oh the mistake I made!:()

    I walked down the power line for awhile to get away from the track. C9AE7B11-EDB1-498D-9C2F-108F4312851E.jpeg
    It sure was pretty out.
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    And dead quiet.


    Far be it from me to disturb the solemnity and the tranquility of the winter forest.
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    So I didn’t.:D
     
  24. WrongHanded
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    Wandered around in the mountains today, 8500-9000 feet at a guess. Along the ridge from left to right. IMG_20210123_163449857_HDR.jpg

    Found a bunch of tracks, but these were new. Seem to be snowshoe hare.

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    Took a .44 with a 310gr WFN handload.

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  25. WisBorn

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    I have never owned/shot a 10mm [someday].
    The Glock 29 seams like a good choice! I'm glad to see you were able to get outdoors.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
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