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jcvdd1 08-08-2019 09:57 PM

How many here carry ?
 
While parking my car next to several parked gold carts in the shopping center near Brownwood, I observed an older Villager stumble out of his parked golf cart and I naturally offered my assistance. He appeared fine but I noticed that he dropped his Glock 17 onto the parking lot floor. He asked me to help him recover his firearm from the floor as he had difficulty with his gait.

I immediately realized that based on his behavior, he was unfamiliar with handguns and I told him that I would help him and make his gun safe. The firearm had an empty chamber but the clip was full. After securing his firearm, I strongly suggested that he take up some classes at the local Shooters World.

Just wondering, how many “unfamiliar” soles here carry?

Kenswing 08-08-2019 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by jcvdd1 (Post 1671612)
While parking my car next to several parked gold carts in the shopping center near Brownwood, I observed an older Villager stumble out of his parked golf cart and I naturally offered my assistance. He appeared fine but I noticed that he dropped his Glock 17 onto the parking lot floor. He asked me to help him recover his firearm from the floor as he had difficulty with his gait.

I immediately realized that based on his behavior, he was unfamiliar with handguns and I told him that I would help him and make his gun safe. The firearm had an empty chamber but the clip was full. After securing his firearm, I strongly suggested that he take up some classes at the local Shooters World.

Just wondering, how many “unfamiliar” soles here carry?

Sounds like maybe more than one person needs to take a firearms class.. :1rotfl:

Jazuela 08-08-2019 10:09 PM

I don't own a firearm. I do, however, own a baseball bat and I'm not afraid to use it. Darned thing doesn't fit in my purse though, and it clashes with most of my outfits, so I don't take it out of the house. I wouldn't recommend trying to rob my house though. I'm a lefty. Don't test me.

Kenswing 08-08-2019 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Jazuela (Post 1671617)
I don't own a firearm. I do, however, own a baseball bat and I'm not afraid to use it. Darned thing doesn't fit in my purse though, and it clashes with most of my outfits, so I don't take it out of the house. I wouldn't recommend trying to rob my house though. I'm a lefty. Don't test me.

My wife has a small 600 lumen led flashlight that she carries. Shine that in someone's eyes, even in daylight and you can do all kinds of things to them while they are blind. Or you can simply get out of the danger zone and they can't see where you went. It's much lighter and easier to conceal than a bat.. lol

Jazuela 08-08-2019 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Kenswing (Post 1671618)
My wife has a small 600 lumen led flashlight that she carries. Shine that in someone's eyes, even in daylight and you can do all kinds of things to them while they are blind. Or you can simply get out of the danger zone and they can't see where you went. It's much lighter and easier to conceal than a bat.. lol

Oooh I have one of those too! It doubles as a phone charger. I keep forgetting that I have it. Thanks for the reminder!

BTW I did have to threaten someone with the bat once. I was working at a gas station when I first got married. A junkie came in and started stuffing his pockets with packs of cigarettes right off the counter while I was standing there in front of him. I told him to put them down, he insisted he wasn't doing anything, so I grabbed the bat that we kept behind the counter, and told him if he didn't put the cigarettes down and get out RIGHT NOW the police wouldn't have anything left of him to identify. I kind of scared him a bit. He ran for the door. I locked him (and everyone else) out, called the police and my boss, and my boss bought me a pizza for lunch an hour later. Good times.

Velvet 08-08-2019 10:37 PM

For me it’s not so much how many, but more WHO carry? People who were retired police etc make me feel safe, people who used to be on the wrong side of the law, on the other hand. I prefer to stay away from people and areas that make me feel unsafe in the first place.

jcvdd1 08-08-2019 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Kenswing (Post 1671614)
Sounds like maybe more than one person needs to take a firearms class.. :1rotfl:


Based upon your avatar, I assume that you served in the military, and for that I thank you for your service.

To suggest to carry a semi-auto for protection without one in the chamber is irresponsible. A law abiding citizen will not get to decide when they will need their firearm to defend themselves....

Kenswing 08-08-2019 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by jcvdd1 (Post 1671629)
Based upon your avatar, I assume that you served in the military, and for that I thank you for your service.

To suggest to carry a semi-auto for protection without one in the chamber is irresponsible. A law abiding citizen will not get to decide when they will need their firearm to defend themselves....

I agree, if I carry I carry in Condition One.

What I was referring to was your reference to that little thingy that holds the bullets as a clip. lol Most of us refer to them as magazines.

A clip is something that can hold the rounds until they are inserted into a magazine.

Two Bills 08-09-2019 04:18 AM

I have always had this nightmare of a shot being fired during a robbery in Wallmarts, and suddenly 50 or so geriatric guns slingers start blasting at all and sundry! :shocked:

jebartle 08-09-2019 04:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Jazuela (Post 1671617)
I don't own a firearm. I do, however, own a baseball bat and I'm not afraid to use it. Darned thing doesn't fit in my purse though, and it clashes with most of my outfits, so I don't take it out of the house. I wouldn't recommend trying to rob my house though. I'm a lefty. Don't test me.

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