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Where was your gun the last time you needed it?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Mark IV Series 80, Jan 10, 2003.

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Where was your gun the last time you needed it?

  1. In my hand

    15 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. Concealed on my person

    31 vote(s)
    25.8%
  3. Openly carried

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
  4. In car glove box or console

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  5. In car locked in the trunk

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. In car while I was away

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  7. My companion had the gun

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. At home within arm's reach

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
  9. In the same room that I was in

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  10. In my home while I was there

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
  11. My gun was not available to me

    10 vote(s)
    8.3%
  12. I have never needed my gun

    48 vote(s)
    40.0%
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  1. Mark IV Series 80

    Mark IV Series 80 Member

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    Where was your gun the last time you needed it?
     
  2. Kahr carrier

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    Luckily I have never needed it yet ,hope I never will.:evil:
     
  3. denfoote

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    At home within arms reach. Specifically, under my pillow about 2cm from my hand!!!! :what:
     
  4. 10-Ring

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    I voted nearby me, in the same room.
     
  5. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Greeting's All,

    I voted "Concealed On MY Person", although I have
    never had to make a weapons presentation since
    my days in law enforcement!:scrutiny:

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  6. PATH

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    Concealed on my person!
     
  7. sm

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    Between black coffee, and shiftn' gears
    Due to metal detectors in a Gov't type bldg, mine secured in vehicle.
    Situation handled
     
  8. Glockorama

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    HK USP compact .357 sig in a paddle holster. 'Nuff said. :cool:
     
  9. Kentucky Rifle

    Kentucky Rifle Member In Memoriam

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    Does war count?

    KR
     
  10. New_comer

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    Never needed just yet...

    Lucky me!!! :D

    So most of the time it's secured in my gun safe;)
     
  11. NJ3

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    I voted "My gun was not available to me " .

    My car broke down in a bad part of town and my gun was at home. (Guns are not allowed in the work place).

    I was approached once buy a low life who asked me what was wrong with my car. I told him the alternator was bad, he then went across the road to a housing complex. After a few minutes I saw him coming back with something wrapped in a rag, I was sure he was bringing tools to help me make repairs. :scrutiny: I slapped the alternator belt back on at took my stuff to the trunk. As I was closing the trunk he started to walk up behind me, 25 ft away. I walked back up the passenger side of the car and closed the hood. Now he is too close, so I jump in the car and fire I up. He is now standing directly in front of the car staring at me. So I though it in reverse and burn rubber out of there. The alternator screaming louder than the supercharger and my arm in pain from where I burned it on the upper radiator pipe while placing the belt back on the alternator in a hurry.

    I don't know for sure what this individuals intentions where and I didn't wait to find out.

    I still don't know if I would have done anything differently if I had been carrying. But after that incident I made a decision to always carry.
     
  12. DeltaElite

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    In my hand and it was my Remington 870.
    I didn't have to fire, since the perp saw that it was in his best interest not to push the issue.
    Of course I don't think the thread and poll was directed at uniformed cops.

    I have not had to draw off-duty and that is a good thing. :D
     
  13. Fed168

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    At low ready while arresting a bank robber on Thursday.
     
  14. rick458

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    the only time I have been close to needing it, it was in my holster and I had a car for cover.
     
  15. GoldenLoki

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    I have been fortunate that I have never "needed" a gun.

    There has been a dozen or more times I was comforted that it was with me though. Had things gone a little different, it could have been needed very easily.

    GL
     
  16. Still Learning

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    AR 15 slung African carry on my shoulder. Took the dogs and my (then) 9-year-old daughter on a Sunday afternoon walk around throught the woods and pasture. Rabid skunk attacked our little band. The dogs wanted to fight it but I called them off and whacked the little stinker. Since then, my daughter's name for the AR is, "The Skunk Blaster 2000." I was also carrying a concealed Kimber Compact at the time.
     
  17. Edward429451

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    Concealed on my person. A dog attacked me. My friend in attendance swears it just grew in my hand though.
     
  18. Still Learning

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    AR 15 slung African carry on my shoulder. Took the dogs and my (then) 9-year-old daughter on a Sunday afternoon walk around throught the woods and pasture. Rabid skunk attacked our little band. The dogs wanted to fight it but I called them off and whacked the little stinker. Since then, my daughter's name for the AR is, "The Skunk Blaster 2000." I was also carrying a concealed Kimber Compact at the time.
     
  19. JeepDriver

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    Not quite a dozen times but once or twice my pistol has given me a feeling of security.
     
  20. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    I maybe should have marked the ''haven't needed'' .. instead marked the ''on my person''.

    I have not, fortunately needed in the fullest sense ........ and hope I never do have recourse to same but .. once, just the once ... the slightest pulling back on my shirt and a hand placed on the piece .. had the desired effect of ''defuzing'' a situation ...... fortunately.:)
     
  21. Atticus

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    Dresser drawer. Pre-kids.
     
  22. standingbear

    standingbear Member

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    was plinking with an 870.saw groundhogs-seems everywhere.my varmit rifle setting at home.thing is when i have the varmit rifle,i only see 1 or 2 tops.go figure.
     
  23. cratz2

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    Never needed one in the sense I think you are asking about. Of course, over the holidays, the father in law came in yelling about an albino skunk and it took us a couple minutes to get a couple guns together. Might of got 'im if I had the Dan Wesson 22 on my person.
     
  24. MarineTech

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    Considering that the last time that I needed a gun was when I was hunting, the gun was in my hand at the time.

    The last time I needed a gun for self defense was in the Marine Corps. In that instance my rifle was either always in my hand or never more than 2 feet from me.
     
  25. Chaz

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    Pointing at the suspect (was a LEO at the time.) Glad he didn't make me use it!
     
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