Thank you for the frank change of ideas.
Things that might work well in counter terror or combat operations or in some wonderful tourist locale where you might be one of only 3 or 4 Americans…do not always work well in the US, and would most probably find you in need of Mike the lawyer.
I will not say old… I will say… seasoned and experienced.
It has been a while since I have heard or seen 'you do you Boo-boo… or any reference to Boo-boo.
A very accurate and comprehensive statement as it encompasses many things.
. May have roamed the Earth and a was only for the Freu Freu cavemen and the wheel was still in it’s prototype stage version 3.0
Not afraid in the home the push in robbery is the ones that happen in rural areas as law enforcement is usually not around our pd has maybe 4 cars lot of sheriffs boys here we rarely see Johny law man here so it is incumbent on you to protect ones self with respect the criminal will not should not be afforded any advantages like in the metro areas
Thank you all for the exchange. Please remember, when people have different opinions it doesn’t mean they’re trolling. Everyone has the right to express their opinion respectfully - and that was done for a good portion of this thread. There were some missteps, but you all recovered from them nicely.
Instead of assuming that someone intended to shame another or that someone is trolling, please ask for clarification on their position. Respectful conversation will go much further toward understanding than assumption of someone’s opinion based on one comment.
Thanks for having an open mind here everyone!
Locks only keep your neighbors honest. Do you have any idea how easy and simple it is to kick in a front door?https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1009681. Here’s the story of Jayme Cross who was kidnapped by a guy after he killed her parents in their own home.
I know it greatly depends on the door.
When my wife and I started talking marriage decades ago I think one of the first things that came out of my mouth was “I will never do yard work.”. I’ve managed to keep THAT promise intact since then
I worked as a commercial and detention grade locksmith for about 20 years before changing carriers.
If I dont want you coming though a door trust me, short of ramming it with a vehicle or time consuming mechanical means, you are NOT coming through my door.
It doesn’t need to be a big steel door it just has to be constructed and installed correctly.
In many situations it is the frame which is the weak point not the door itself.
A well constructed wood door with properly reinforced frame, properly installed security hinges and a quality deadbolt will stop a quick entry. To put it another way, if a dog barking will wake you then the noise made to get through a door as I have described will wake you.
A normal window would be much faster then a properly installed door. (Can you say glass breaking sensors?)
Sorry for going on like that, I have dealt with security a long time, before, during and after I was a locksmith. Part of my job use to be thinking up what if situations and how would I stop it.
I carry OWB and cover with a loose t shirt.
Welcome Brian hope you can stay a while, we can use more family members.
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Yes, however there is one overarching rule.
If it is simply a target of opportunity, make yourself a hard target, and they will go elsewhere.
If you are the target, specifically, or your house, they will eventually get you.
I know this is an old topic but the last sentence suddenly piqued my interest. I saw two elderly people all bandaged up in two separate ambulances as I was driving through a secluded area called La Habra Heights. A fire truck was leading the ambulances to the hospital as I pulled over on a narrow road to let them through. This is a very nice place with nice houses in a very rural and hilly setting in L.A. County. There’s only one main road that goes through that very extensive area that makes you feel like your in the mountains. I had never seen people completely bandaged up where only part of their face was showing. I wondered what could have caused those injuries, and domestic violence came to mind. Then I passed by the street where the incident occurred and noticed several sheriff SUVs. Your post helped to confirm what I probably saw. This helps me to appreciate just how important it is to be properly armed even at home. Some well-known gun expert/teacher says that your gun is too far away if you can’t get to it within something like 3 seconds. It could be more but the importance of having a force multiplier on you or very close to you couldn’t be clearer.
I haven’t been on in a while been working,any time I am outside working in the yard I am always carrying even if I cutting wood, I carry out side waist band on my hip and no problems with that. Do have to worry about the neighbors I live out of town, the sheriff’s deputies don’t bother me either
@Ernest_G No topic is to old to add to, these are Never Ending stories. We all learn.
This vid started me not only carrying while working in my yard…BUT also being aware…looking up and around often while working.
The area I live in is a nice place to walk. Lots of trees, a park, and just all around pleasant…so lot of people walking dogs, bike riding, exercising, etc.
Now…the video…this guy is just watering his lawn…take note that the guy needs a better holster.
Live on a farm in a very safe area, yet I am always carrying. On the farm it’s typically a model 60 3” or a model 69, 4.25”. Either in summer has a shot cartridge first up, followed by 4 solid rounds. Typically these are handloads, either mild .357 in the 60 or warm .44 Special in the 69. I can and have encountered various nasty snakes and the occasional coyote, or “sick” skunk or raccoon. Either round will easily dispatch the varmints I’m likely to encounter here. My “go town” choices are typically either 9 or .45 carried concealed. Frankly I don’t understand the whole “I carry sometimes” thing. If you’re going to carry, carry. If not that’s ok, but don’t kid yourself you are protected unless you always have a weapon at hand. In today’s world nobody knows when trouble will come your way (if I “knew” I’d stay home that day and avoid the problem wouldn’t you.). Unless I’m entering a government facility where it’s verboten, I will be armed…
Knocking on wood I have never needed to draw my pistol, but I would sure regret not having it on me if I do. Home invasions and hold ups happen every day.