Who here carries a pistol for personal protection?

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Re: Who here carries a pistol for personal protection?

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I carry whenever I remember to, which is pretty much always. I've drawn a loaded handgun on someone three times, and every time the other dude decided to find an easier target.

People always get this really offended look when you stick a pistol in their face - like it's your fault they're trying to fuck you over. Jackasses.

The only thing I think I can say about drawing a pistol on someone is - do it early and have your finger on the trigger already.
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GoldCoast wrote:I carry whenever I remember to, which is pretty much always. I've drawn a loaded handgun on someone three times, and every time the other dude decided to find an easier target.

People always get this really offended look when you stick a pistol in their face - like it's your fault they're trying to fuck you over. Jackasses.

The only thing I think I can say about drawing a pistol on someone is - do it early and have your finger on the trigger already.

That is exactly right. I have found that the Time/Distance continuum, in relation to distance to 'target' and 'time' for them to decide they are about to die, if they continue with their initial course of action, is very important. This concept is more clearly explained in the OODA Loop (Boyd's Loop).

Observe, Orient, Decide, Act. All attackers go through this cycle, whether they know it or not.

First, they Observe to identify a likley target (an easy 'mark'); next, they Orient themselve to focus on the target; next, they Decide whether or not to continue with the attack. If they Decide to continue with the attack, next in the OODA Loop is Act.

The goal of situational awareness (SA) and not going into 'denial' (this can't be happening to me!') is to see those bad-guy 'hunters' out there and upset their OODA Loop. If you can do something that will get inside of their decision making cycle, you will have a better likelihood of surviving or, even better, getting out of the situation with no one getting hurt (bad guys 'feelings' should be tweeked).

We employ getting inside the 'target's' OODA Loop by recognizing the 'interview' or other precursers to a pending attack and get off the 'X' (the line of the attack); do something pro-active to change the events that have been pre-planned by the bad guy(s).

Have a good one,


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Re: Who here carries a pistol for personal protection?

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[How NOT to carry a firearm...]

So....

Dude from C 3/75, Squad Leader, lives in the great state of Alabama and happens to be on the way to Battalion. Sadly, his route takes him along VD drive and through the edge of Baker Village...AKA, THE FUCKING GHETTO.

Said Squad Leader stops at a red light, and the next thing he knows, some shit bag jumps in his gddamn pick up truck with a gun!

FUCCCK!!!!

Said shitbag demands cash and a ride...probably to a crack house or some shit, and our Squad Leader complies and starts driving while developing a plan. While driving down the road, our Squad Leader checks out his enemy, and assesses his firepower. It's a revolver, and upon closer scrutiny, it turns out to be................

















An EMPTY revolver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


Our Squad Leader notices the empty cylinder bigger than shit!


Our Squad Leader goes from compliant to psycho-pissed off pit-bull angry in approximately .10 seconds and SLAAAAMS on the brakes of his pick-up!



RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

.....this PROMPTLY and VIOLENTLY sends our EMPTY revolver owning crack addict into the windshield, and upon rebounding off of the dash, our Squad Leader commences to LAY THE FUCKING SMACK down on said crack head!!!

BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM!

The crack addict, tired of getting his ass beat inside the pick up, opts to get his ass kicked OUTSIDE the pick up and tries to flee. HOWEVER, there will be NO escape, as our Squad Leader exits as well, and closes in on his prey, and commences to re-engage the target!

BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM!

The next thing our Squad Leader knew, a couple of Columbus LEO's show up, and call a cease fire. Turns out that a vehicle behind him at the stop light saw the shit bag infiltrate the vehicle and gave them a call with a description. Of course, the crack addict promptly accused our Squad Leader of assault, however, the LEO's didn't buy it.

Moral of the story: IF you carry, make sure your shit is LOADED and IF you opt to roll on someone, make SURE you apply appropriate target selection.

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IEDmagnet wrote:Good idea...I'm LEO though. I never leave my house without a handgun, work or off.

x 2

I never step out the door without a handgun on me.
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Both my wife and I have carry/conceal permits and carry when we're out. My company prohibts firearms so I don't carry to work. My son also has a permit and carrys his more often.

As we all know, assholes have been around for a long time. I went to college in downtown Atlanta and took some night courses the last couple of years. We only had one car and my wife would usually come pick me up when my classes were over, which meant driving into downtown Atlanta relatively late. Because of her having to drive into town at night, an uncle of mine had given us a .22 revolver that looked like an old western Colt .45. The barrel was about six inches long and it held 13 rounds. (I still have the pistol and sometimes take it to the range. It's very accurate.)

In late 1970, while coming to pick me up one evening, some asshole started giving her a hard time. He started at one red light by calling out to her, would run right beside her to the next light and then started talking about what he was going to do to her, etc. Of course, there were no cell phones or anything like that back then. The pistol was loaded and on the seat next to her. (And, by the way, my wife is an excellent shot.) At the next light, he ran his mouth again and started acting like he was going to get out of the car. My wife picked up the pistol and pointed it at him. All he saw was a relatively large silver revolver pointed right at his nose. He jumped back into his car, ran the red light and disappeared. It was probably the best decision he made that night.
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I don't carry, not even a key to my house. Haven't locked the door in 20 years.
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Ranger Bill wrote:I don't carry, not even a key to my house. Haven't locked the door in 20 years.

You are either the luckiest man on the planet, or I need to live where you do.
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IEDmagnet wrote:
Ranger Bill wrote:I don't carry, not even a key to my house. Haven't locked the door in 20 years.

You are either the luckiest man on the planet, or I need to live where you do.
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Flesh Thorn wrote:
Rock Island Ranger wrote: I have pulled it 3 times in life.
I pull mine at least once a day. Sometimes more. I haven't been caught since I was kid ..... :shock:
"I was cleaning it and it went off" ?
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Guns are bad. Thank goodness I don't have any at all, nor carry one, ever.
Your chances of being shot by a gun that you carry have been proven to be really, really high.
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rgrokelley wrote:Guns are bad. Thank goodness I don't have any at all, nor carry one, ever.
Your chances of being shot by a gun that you carry have been proven to be really, really high.
Ha ha ha, that is the funniest thing I have read so far today. Thanks for sharing it.

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Since I live in Arizona just about everytime I go to the grocerey store or anywhere else there is some dude with a pistol on his hip. So if I really need a gun I will just borrow one of those.
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The wife and I both carry, both have CCWs (Florida, good in 39 states and they issue to non-residents! :wink: ). I have pulled my duty weapon more times than I can remember or have the strength to count but never while carrying concealed off duty (although I have been VERY close a time or two). I don't go anywhere without it and if I do, its CLOSE and I can get to it. To quote DeNiro "I never walk into a place I don't know how to walk out of".
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LOL.. this thread reminds me of something i read before....

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For the love of god, why don’t the moderators kill this thread?
I have not seen this much stupidity my entire life.

SPECOPS you sure do make a lot of references to homosexuality. That is a tale-tale sign of someone who is not secure with there manhood. It is obvious that you lack any qualities that a real man may have. I pity you and your obviously pathetic existence.

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