Advanced Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Central Texas
Re: Colt 1911 Series 80?
Shooter, to take up the slack, in this thread, a 'target pistol', with a 'hair trigger' offers a prosecuting attorney way too much rope; that was my point.
Understand, I have three very good dogs, none of whom really like anybody but me; they are stock dogs, properly, Australian Cattle Dogs, with their sole purpose in life to keep me safe. and move stock, efficiently.
They were bred and raised in the armpit of the world, as a breed, so, tolerate conditions in South Texas, like they were on vacation, no big deal.
But, their purpose in life is to move stock. Any port in a storm, right?
If I just shoot some bastard, because he needs shooting, we will argue ,in court, for many years, over whether it was appropriate; not a cheap or good scene, and made worse, by alterations, from production specs, of the weapon I shot him with, an inane, but legally viable argument, totally aside from the real issue, of whether he needed shooting, or not, but an issue, just the same.
If I simply open the door, and let the dogs out, I need not say a word; they WILL sort things out, and rapidly, without any further input.
Day or night, good weather or bad, they know their turf, and their master, and will defend them, to their death.
I think this is a far more 'winnable' situation, than a shooting, and way more 'educational' for the object of their attention; so I trust them, first.
If push comes to shove, yes, I will intercede, to protect them, and with deadly force, if required, but this has been a 'non issue' to date, as they are quite competent, on their own
Remember, these are dogs that I employ to move mean stock, often weighing over a ton, animals that will climb a stepladder, to catch a frisbee, in play.
That seems to speak for itself.
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry