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Old 08-10-2019, 10:30 PM
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Yep. Whenever I can, I carry.

Did those idiots not see the old man's holstered gun when they tried to rob him?
Of course not, they're idiots!

Personally if I was that guy, I would have turned the hose on them first (transferring the hose to my weak hand) to buy a little more time to get the gun out.
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:07 AM
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Funny, I thought the exact same thing, on both points.
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:05 AM
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I always carry when working on the house outside the gates. I live in a relatively safe neighborhood but itís still downtown Houston.
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:21 AM
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Wow, must be a rough neighborhood.....
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:57 PM
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Yep, it's part of everywhere and all the time (while legal).

Though, due to sweat concerns I often switch to an OWB and outside my shirt setup over my normal IWB.

Noone in the neighborhood has gone running for the hills yet, but 'round here they wouldn't.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:36 PM
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Yeah I do. Always a threat of big furry four legged tooth n claw carriers strolling through the neighborhood. Found bear scat in the yard more than once. Moose are more common though
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:32 PM
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:04 AM
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I don't think that would be a good idea for me. I would be too tempted to try and shoot some of those obnoxious horseflies we have this time of year!
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:37 PM
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A young couple who live across the street from me are very anti-social and they keep a pair of very aggressive dogs in their fenced yard. They growl and snap at everyone who walks by. I always have a gun on me when outside simply because one of these days those dogs are going to get out and terrorize the neighborhood. It already happened a few years ago with a different pair of dogs at another house nearby. They threatened some school kids waiting for the bus in the morning and the police were called lickedy-split. Not only were the dogs destroyed but the owners moved out soon after, as if they had something to hide.
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Old 08-17-2019, 06:37 AM
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Yes. It is a part of my wardrobe just like underwear.
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:36 AM
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I generally carry when I'm sitting on the breezeway watching the illegals I hire to mow my lawn.
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Old 08-17-2019, 03:11 PM
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My standard EDC; .38 revolver in a shoulder rig.

Because A) I carry all the time, and B) because the neighbors on two sides have aggressive and poorly-socialized pit bulls who freak out when they see me in my yard. They've dug under or jumped the fence before, and I've managed to avoid them and contact their owners, but someday it may be a choice between either shooting or being bitten.

I'll be blazing mad if it comes down to that. It's not the dogs' fault their owners failed to curb (or, I suspect, encouraged) that kind of behavior. So I'll wind up killing some unfortunate animal that doesn't know any better. People like that shouldn't own animals.
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Old 08-18-2019, 08:17 AM
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I took one of those plastic holsters that comes with a Springfield purchase and screwed it to the body of my tractor, just below the seat, between my legs.

I can put whatever I happen to be carrying that day in that holster. (except a large wheel gun)

I've had people approach me while mowing, 500' from the street. That's a long way to walk just to ask me a question.

I was raised in the city, I'm not a trusting soul.
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:19 PM
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Nope. I haven't gotten that paranoid.....yet.
Statistics show that most violent assaults happen within 20 miles of your home. Either start carrying everywhere...



...or move 21 miles away.
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:49 AM
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Always carry in the house, P365, and when out doing yard work, I carry my S&W 60-4 with first two rounds snake shot followed by 3 HP's.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:39 PM
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:27 PM
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Yes, I do. My neighborhood is a low crime area but, why not? Sure, I sweat on my guns, but it hasn't hurt any of them yet. Heck, I use Kershaw knives to cut open large bags of salt and rinse the knives off in my salt water pool. If they don't rust with that treatment, I'm not worried about a little sweat on a well cared for handgun.
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:35 PM
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:48 PM
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Yes I do. And, I mostly OC. Only place I OC too.


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Old 09-24-2019, 09:07 PM
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Gee... with that logic, if people would just shop, dine and stay in "nice" parts of town, no on would ever be a victim of crime.

I guess since you live in a "good" area, you don't even have a gun at home, right?




Crime happens everywhere.
Yes I do live in a very nice area. I live in the Central Sierra Nevada's at an elevation of 3400 feet. Deer and turkey are in my yard, never had so much as a cross word with one of my neighbors. I am the newbie in the area and have been here for 25 years. I moved here to get away from the crime and gangs of cities. for the last 25 years it has worked. So like I said if things change where I feel it necessary to carry to do some chores on my property then it will be time to move. If you choose to, then so be it, I would never suggest that you are foolish to do so. Why would you suggest in a very sarcastic way that I am foolish not to?
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:04 AM
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:37 AM
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Sometimes the guns may even be utilized for yard work.

More than once I have used a shotgun for a quick tree trimming job.
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:00 PM
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i always pocket carry a .380 and it stays there at home too.
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:16 PM
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It is my ardent hope that those who choose not to carry everywhere never suffer the indignation of being proven wrong.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:14 PM
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Nope. I have my killer Attack Monsters--and their toys to protect me.

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