Do you wear a sidearm at home?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by B27, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2012
    mountains of wv.
    i feel sorry for the kinda loss of your brother and sister, but you know them better than i.
    your right. get em on the ground where you have an advantage over them
  2. Big Chevy

    Big Chevy Member

    Mar 10, 2012
    S.W. Florida

  3. Rocketman1

    Rocketman1 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    Columbus, Ohio
    Brother sshould get along better.
  4. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    My brother and sister are into drugs. They make them, deal them, do them, and have robbed for them. I have nothing to do with them.
  5. IShootBack

    IShootBack Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2002

    +1 :eek:
  6. IShootBack

    IShootBack Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2002
    Seriously, if things ever get weird...I have two LEO's four houses away and three more 1/2 block away. County Fire Chief across the street. Next door neighbors are both armed (husband and wife). Dude and brother across the street are both gun-nuts and hunters. Guy behind me has class 3 license and plays with his toys often. Me, I'm the neighborhood biker that's also an urban missionary.

    I never carry while doing the Lord's work.

    At home, and off duty, well that's different. The wife thinks I'm a bit nuts, but she sleeps like a baby knowing she's safe and protected by the Lord, Mr. Glock, Mr. Remington, and yours truely.
  7. Buckshot

    Buckshot Active Member

    May 5, 2009
    Southern AZ
    There's always one not too far away, but not usually on my person. But here's some food for thought...

    We live in a typical cookie-cutter suburban neighborhood, medium houses, small lots. Fairly quiet, rarely any criminal behavior, usually juvenile petty theft. Pretty trouble-free as neighborhoods go.

    A while back my wife and I walked my sister-in-law and her daughter out into the front yard to see them off after a visit. It was mid-afternoon and there was no one else visible up and down our street. While we were talking, this large Rottweiler appears out of nowhere and comes loping up the street, right up the sidewalk, right across the front yard in a bee-line for our small group. We had never seen the dog before and had no idea where it had come from.

    Now, as it turns out, the dog was friendly and had gotten out of an open gate at a house up the street. He'd headed straight for the first folks he saw, just to make friends I guess. But afterward I was standing there thinking, "What if that big damned Rotty HADN'T been friendly? Here I am, Mr. Prepared, Mr. Safety and Security, standing ten yards away from a house full of weapons, and if that dog had gone after one of us I'd have been standing there with my johnson in my hand, as stupid and helpless as a liberal Democrat.

    I guess you just never know what the day will bring.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2012
  8. B27

    B27 New Member

    Sep 23, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    I was thinking about one of those NAA .22WMR mini revolvers that I could just drop in my front jeans pocket when I'm out in the garage and junk.

    Anybody have one of those?
  9. B27

    B27 New Member

    Sep 23, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    Heck of an instructive story.
    I keep "bear repellent" OC spray close at hand in my garage where I hang out all the time just in case an unfriendly animal wanders up.
    Loose dogs have wandered up plenty of times...but they was just lookin' for a friend. :)
  10. IShootBack

    IShootBack Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2002
    The same sort'a thing happend to us last Friday. Wifey pulls up in driveway and I let out her two tiny pooches ( 4.6 and 5.4 pounds) like we do every day. They run to greet their momma and then I hear the wifey yell Oh No!!! I stepped off the landing and both dogs are making a bee line to me then I see a very large black lab run around her car towards them.

    I grabbed his collar and hung out with him till wifey and pooches were in the house, then escorted the lab outta the yard. Had he not been friendly the story would have ended badly.

    Like in your story, I was very grateful the dog was friendly. I was mostly unprepared for what had happened only having a folding knife.
  11. Kevin5.56

    Kevin5.56 New Member

    Jun 11, 2012
    I always carry at home. Just the other day some Obama supporter knocked on my door to give me the vote Obamma speech. Halfway through he noticed my side arm and abruptly thanked me for my timeand walked away. I normally wouldn't open the door but instead yell through the window that I am not interested but I could tell what his intention was and thought it would be fun to see his reaction or if he even noticed the 1911 on my hip. No harm in exercising my right to bear arms
  12. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    you must not own hogs and bulls/cattle ;)
  13. 2000ShadowACE

    2000ShadowACE Member

    Mar 22, 2012
    Eastern Iowa
    Not all the time, but I always have one within reach.
  14. Petergunn

    Petergunn Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    ohio's northcoast
    pocket pistola all day everyday
  15. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2012
    mountains of wv.
    no i dont. you should check out the BOND derringer in 45/410
    i carry mine 24/7 in the front pocket of my wranglers, and never had anyone to ever notice it
    with the derringer you can load it with fine shot, rat shot, slugs,triple 0 buck or 45 lc
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