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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Wil Ufgood, Dec 23, 2012.
Does carrying a gun bring out the warrior mindset?
Mostly it makes you keep an eye out to never have to use it and always keep in mind how to get out of wherever you are should there be an issue.
Ummmm...no. It's just part of my everyday carry just like my wallet and keys. I just go about my day as usual but I know that it's there if I need it.
If you think it does, it probably is not.
O.k., I'll bite.
What is "The Warrior's Mindset"?
No, but i have reached the point that it feels weird not having it with me when I can't carry.
Not any more than giving someone a scalpel makes them a surgeon.
I gave a chick a condom and a camera once, she became a porn star!
For a night, at least.
I has a 10watt laser. Scapels are SO yesteryear.
No, it does not. The oblivious carry too.
If by warrior mindset you mean "fighter" or "sheepdog", then all you (we) have to do is look at any 2 out of 5 NYPD uniformed officers.
The answer is no.
I think going thru the entire process of USMC recruit training ("boot camp") is a surer bet of instilling a warrior mindset than the 6 months of going thru NYPD academy for recruits.
Yes, they have very different goals (USMC vs NYPD), but to illustrate, giving someone a gun does not make that person anything more than a person with a gun.
In the case of the NYPD, 6 months of PT, DT, Penal code, firearms training, EVOC, etc etc and easily 30-40% of those who graduate are not "warriors".
Compared and contrasted to the USMC, 13 weeks, and easily 50-60% who become marines are "warriors" - especially if and when compared to the general populace...or the ranks of the NYPD.
I know some kids who were born fighting, and died fighting, or will die fighting. I know others who became warriors thru evolution and an awakening, and then there are those who were forged and molded as such.
If you mean, does it make you more aggressive, looking for a fight, etc,
If you are a mature person, No I don't think so.
I find I am more laid back and might even take a little more crap than I would put up with when I was unarmed.
It's like I think,
Go ahead dumb ass, push as hard as you want, you don't know what you are getting into.