close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

What Is Your Yard Gun ?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by mrt949, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. mrt949

    mrt949

    Messages:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2009
    The one you put in your pocket when you go out to do normal things around the house.
     
  2. byf43

    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

    Messages:
    12,090
    Likes Received:
    734
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Location:
    Southern Maryland
    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:
    [​IMG]



    Benchmade Mini-AFCK:
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013

  3. willie_pete

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

    Messages:
    14,233
    Likes Received:
    15,314
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2000
    Location:
    Hurricany Florida
    Taurus Judge with birdshot. I live out in the country and my wife hates snakes.

    WP
     
  4. CMG

    CMG

    Messages:
    3,691
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2001
    Location:
    Don't Mess with Texas
    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).
     
  5. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Messages:
    23,641
    Likes Received:
    5,984
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Location:
    Arlington, VA.
    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.
     
  6. KalashniKEV

    KalashniKEV

    Messages:
    6,391
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2003
    Location:
    NoVA
    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."
     
  7. ca survivor

    ca survivor

    Messages:
    8,627
    Likes Received:
    182
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
  8. mixflip

    mixflip

    Messages:
    6,825
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    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.
     
  9. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

    Messages:
    6,848
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2002
    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.
     
  10. countrygun

    countrygun

    Messages:
    17,069
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    "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.
     
  11. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

    Messages:
    10,266
    Likes Received:
    143
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Location:
    Rhode Island
  12. mixflip

    mixflip

    Messages:
    6,825
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Bad things happen to good people in good neighborhoods.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KNi_2gTEhk&list=PLBDmqvjL6JiqLofYn_P2NnKlUpsOnpixK"]Are you prepared for a home invasion? Many are not - YouTube[/ame]
     
  13. FreeAmerican

    FreeAmerican

    Messages:
    544
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2004
    this

    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
     
  14. 427

    427

    Messages:
    6,997
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Location:
    KUMSC
    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.
     
  15. meathead19

    meathead19

    Messages:
    3,166
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Location:
    greenville, SC
    Yeah, b/c bad things NEVER happen in good hoods or homes out in the country. :faint:
     
  16. VinnieD

    VinnieD

    Messages:
    1,260
    Likes Received:
    81
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    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.
     
  17. JBL13

    JBL13

    Messages:
    433
    Likes Received:
    86
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    Location:
    Northern Utah
    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.
     
  18. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Messages:
    23,641
    Likes Received:
    5,984
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Location:
    Arlington, VA.
    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.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013
  19. 257 roberts

    257 roberts

    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    same here, loaded with Federal Nyclad 125gr
     
  20. jfost11

    jfost11

    Messages:
    2,444
    Likes Received:
    1,535
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2012
    Location:
    In the woods, VA
    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.