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Many years ago, I was attacked by a neighbor’s dog while mowing my back yard. Beat him off with my belt, but... Ever since then I have faithfully carried while doing any outside work on my property. This proved fortuitous last month when I was suddenly confronted by a rabid raccoon who stared at me with evil intent whilst emitting a most peculiar and vicious snarl. I took him out with three quick rounds to the head. Just wondering who else carries around their house?
 

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I carry a Smith 625 with homebuilt shot cartridges made out of .308 brass. These are my biggest varmint problem.

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I carry pretty much all the time, my road rage looking Bodyguard (old girl has a lot of holster wear, and will rust if I don't clean it every month) so yes.

What would be more appropriate, would be either a Judge or Governor, as something that fires a shot shell would probably do a better job dispatching moccasins or moles, the two main violators on my property.

However, I have cats, and they get the job done for the most part, just fine. I found the remains of a BIG, FAT moccasin in my back yard, about 3 feet long. The back of it's head had been chewed almost completely through, would've liked to have witnessed that battle Royal.

I own some sedate, fat, really big house cats, but they can throw down when necessary.

Satan Kitten has already dispatched several moles and mice, and she is only 5 months old. When I let her out in the afternoon, goes into full scale stalker mode. She is a dumpster rescue, and the feral strain is strong in her.

I was able to fend off the last raccoon, who was living (and pooping, with abandon) in my shed, with a broom. It fled the scene immediately, knew the jig was up, and exited post haste.
 

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If I go out the door for any reason I'm armed. When working out side a jframe with 158 SWCs and another jframe with shot. Wife is a bit different she carries a Glock with Gold Dots and a jframe with shot when she's outside. She's had three rattlesnakes here and I've never seen the first one.
 

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Sometimes yes. I'm actually looking for something I would like and feel comfortable for pocket carry if/when I don't feel like putting on my IWB or OWB holster and my off-duty Glock 26.

In regards to the OP, a rabid raccoon isn't something to take lightly (or any rabid animal for that matter). If it's of interest, we have an entire thread on just this subject with accounts from various members and their experiences and accounts.

http://sepboard.us/showthread.php?tid=16
 

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What would be more appropriate, would be either a Judge or Governor, as something that fires a shot shell would probably do a better job dispatching moccasins or moles, the two main violators on my property.
+1 for this suggestion. My brother has a Judge and it's his favorite carry around his property. He formerly lived on 26 acres and used that Judge to dispatch quite a few nuisance animals on the property. I've thought about one for when our group goes camping/hiking/fishing.
 

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Rand Paul got attacked while doing yard work, wearing noise cancelling headphones.​
Can you imagine, the absolute **** storm he would've had to deal with, had he actually defended himself?

I put myself in his shoes, decided I would've considered it justified self defense on my property, under Alabama law, and have thought about a lot what would've gone down, had he actually shot and killed the scum who attacked him.

Not to make this political, but McConnell would've booted him out of the Senate in a heartbeat, and we would've lost a staunch supporter.
 

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View attachment 366349 Many years ago, I was attacked by a neighbor’s dog while mowing my back yard. Beat him off with my belt, but... Ever since then I have faithfully carried while doing any outside work on my property. This proved fortuitous last month when I was suddenly confronted by a rabid raccoon who stared at me with evil intent whilst emitting a most peculiar and vicious snarl. I took him out with three quick rounds to the head. Just wondering who else carries around their house?
Always. Rabid critters are common here in the hottest summer months. It also keeps the JWs from stopping if they see me carrying.
 

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+1 for this suggestion. My brother has a Judge and it's his favorite carry around his property. He formerly lived on 26 acres and used that Judge to dispatch quite a few nuisance animals on the property. I've thought about one for when our group goes camping/hiking/fishing.
I would rather have a Governor, as I am more a fan of S&W than Taurus, but give them their due, they did come out with a pretty stout revolver designed for a specific purpose.

I would love to see someone design one that would be 8 shot, .45 ACP, and have some type of snubbed down shot shell with 4 pellets buckshot in a reduced shotshell and moon clips.
 

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If I step outside my home, I am armed. This is a decision made not from paranoia, but from common sense and self preservation.
Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

I've seen coyotes in the neighborhood numerous times over the last few years, and last week we ran across a decent sized bobcat while hiking through one of the local nature preserves.
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Not the greatest photo, but I wasn't about to climb down and introduce myself... armed or not.
 
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