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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by mrt949, Apr 24, 2013.
The one you put in your pocket when you go out to do normal things around the house.
I don't usually feel the need to carry a firearm while doing chores around the house.
(I've carried a firearm out of the house, for 'defensive reasons' exactly twice, in the 25 years I've lived there.)
What I DO carry, whenever I step out of my house, is this:
Case Medium Stockman:
Taurus Judge with birdshot. I live out in the country and my wife hates snakes.
I live on 5.5 acres with a pond in the middle. When mowing, I usually carry my Bersa .22 (snakes & turtles mostly, though there have been a few other critters that needed dispatch).
None....I am not so paranoid or frightened of the world that I have to be armed to just walk out my front door to get the mail, mow the lawn or wash the car.
Granted, if you live in a really bad neighborhood (which I have), then one might feel the need to be armed all the time.
A gun for personal protection is part of a System that includes a good holster, a good belt, and quality ammunition.
It doesn't belong in your "pocket."
S & w 642
I check the mail with my G26 IWB. But to be fair, I never leave my front door without it, even if I have to go get something out of my truck. Its just muscle memory now. No more than grabbing my keys. It actually takes more energy to put my shoes on lol.
I don't put guns in my pocket. In a holster, on a belt. Same gun as when I'm not working in the yard.
"Pride goeth before a fall"
I live in a great neighborhood "If you can call 'up in the hills" a neighborhood. There is no gang "tagging" in the nearby town. We still have crime and I was involved in the case of someone, like myself actually, who was killed in his own home by a junkie looking for drug money.
Thinking that it can't happen to you might give you a warm fuzzy feeling and moments of smugness, but that is all it does.
Bad things happen to good people in good neighborhoods.
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In the summer, first round is snake shot.
For those who say I am paranoid for CCW around the yard, thugs don't go to poor neighborhoods to steal a TV, the come to the nicer neighborhood to steal a nice flat panel tv
I live in an what is becoming an iffy part of town, and have lived in crappy parts of other town/cities and have never felt the need to be walking around armed 7/24, much less packing just to go check the mail. While there may be bad people in the neighborhood, the biggest threat to my life is the local PD - they've killed a lot of people under questionable circumstances....
Anything can happen, but I'm not going to live my life in fear.
Yeah, b/c bad things NEVER happen in good hoods or homes out in the country.
Crooks peed their own pool and will come looking to mess up yours. Also living in a rural area, the local wildlife is just as likely to be a threat. Snakes mostly, but coyotes and wild dogs are also around here. I carry the same thing in my yard as I carry anywhere else. Dan Wesson .357 mag, 5" barrel, with an EAA Windicator .357 mag in my pocket as backup.
Lately I've been considering getting some shotshell rounds for when I'm in the back yard where snakes have been an issue.
Yard gun... a .38 LCR is always in a pocket holster in a cargo pants pocket as a backup. The primary varies, but if I'll be moving around such that printing might occur, it would likely be a .357 LCR. Otherwise, probably a 3" GP100 or XD-45 Compact.
I live in suburbia.
I get and agree with your point, no doubt.
But there's a balance between being safe and being too fearful. I simply refuse to live my life afraid of the world around me if it's not necessary.
I lived in Detroit for years, carried while I mowed, had my pistole on the seat when I washed my car. So, I get that some people do live in bad areas, and that random acts of violence can occur anywhere. But probabilities and statistics must be considered.
same here, loaded with Federal Nyclad 125gr
If I'm not already carrying my 27, I have my 115 lb. Alaskan Malamute. He's so territorial while in the yard that he keeps a watchful eye on the neighbor's car when they go down their driveway.