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Re: Every day Carry

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:57 pm
by Caustic Burno
Bright Raven wrote:If I carried, it would be my full size Wilson Combat 1911, 45 ACP because if I feel threatened, I am going "offensive" and I am going to shoot the whole dam place up. Lol

If I expect snakes, I will be armed with my pillstrom tongs:
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Made in Arkansas and invented by Lawrence Pillstrom:
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Those are absolutely worthless when working fence. Kinda like that Ruger 10-22 on the Mule 200 yards down the fence and you’re straddling a big rattlesnake.

Re: Every day Carry

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:04 pm
by Bright Raven
Caustic Burno wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:If I carried, it would be my full size Wilson Combat 1911, 45 ACP because if I feel threatened, I am going "offensive" and I am going to shoot the whole dam place up. Lol

If I expect snakes, I will be armed with my pillstrom tongs:
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Made in Arkansas and invented by Lawrence Pillstrom:
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Those are absolutely worthless when working fence. Kinda like that Ruger 10-22 on the Mule 200 yards down the fence and you’re straddling a big rattlesnake.


I can appreciate that. When you are in the act of finding snakes, like copperheads or rattlesnakes, you don't get caught off guard. But when they are the farthest thing from your mind, they are right under your feet or looking at you eye to eye only inches from your face.

Re: Every day Carry

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:23 pm
by Farm Fence Solutions
Bright Raven wrote:If I carried, it would be my full size Wilson Combat 1911, 45 ACP because if I feel threatened, I am going "offensive" and I am going to shoot the whole dam place up. Lol

If I expect snakes, I will be armed with my pillstrom tongs:
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Made in Arkansas and invented by Lawrence Pillstrom:
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A Wilson Combat EDC would make a nice addition to your collection. ;-)

Re: Every day Carry

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:33 pm
by True Grit Farms
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Dogs and Cows wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:I carry a sunny disposition with me everywhere I go.


This I can believe! HAHAHA


On a serious note, has your life been threatened? Are you fearful of someone or something? Do you travel to dangerous places at odd hours of the night? Are you being stalked?

I'm all for the right to keep and bear arms I've just never felt the need to tote one around with me.


We all don't live a sheltered life, live in a gated community and have a bodyguard. I'd rather have one and not need one, than need one and not have one. Some folks plan on cutting and running, and some folks plan to stand their ground.
https://www.areavibes.com/nashville-tn/crime/ As long as it's someone else you'll be alright.

Re: Every day Carry

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:41 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
True Grit Farms wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Dogs and Cows wrote:
This I can believe! HAHAHA


On a serious note, has your life been threatened? Are you fearful of someone or something? Do you travel to dangerous places at odd hours of the night? Are you being stalked?

I'm all for the right to keep and bear arms I've just never felt the need to tote one around with me.


We all don't live a sheltered life, live in a gated community and have a bodyguard. I'd rather have one and not need one, than need one and not have one. Some folks plan on cutting and running, and some folks plan to stand their ground.
https://www.areavibes.com/nashville-tn/crime/ As long as it's someone else you'll be alright.


You're precious Vince, don't you ever go losing that paranoid edge ya hear?

Re: Every day Carry

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:44 pm
by Dave
True Grit Farms wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Dogs and Cows wrote:
This I can believe! HAHAHA


On a serious note, has your life been threatened? Are you fearful of someone or something? Do you travel to dangerous places at odd hours of the night? Are you being stalked?

I'm all for the right to keep and bear arms I've just never felt the need to tote one around with me.


We all don't live a sheltered life, live in a gated community and have a bodyguard. I'd rather have one and not need one, than need one and not have one. Some folks plan on cutting and running, and some folks plan to stand their ground.
https://www.areavibes.com/nashville-tn/crime/ As long as it's someone else you'll be alright.


I am with TT on this. I never felt threatened to the point where I needed to go packing. And I have far from lived a sheltered life. I have lived and worked in some wild and woolly parts of Alaska and western Indian reservations. As for a gated community, there isn't even a gate on the driveway. And the wife would be my only bodyguard and she is so blind that she will empty a gun trying to hit a snake 5 feet away. I have been in serious knock down drag out fights and bar room brawls but I never felt the need to go packing. Other than hunting season the only times in my life I have packed a gun everyday were when I worked in brown bear country and cowboying in an area where I killed a snake or five everyday.

Re: Every day Carry

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:23 pm
by Caustic Burno
Bright Raven wrote:
Caustic Burno wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:If I carried, it would be my full size Wilson Combat 1911, 45 ACP because if I feel threatened, I am going "offensive" and I am going to shoot the whole dam place up. Lol

If I expect snakes, I will be armed with my pillstrom tongs:
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Made in Arkansas and invented by Lawrence Pillstrom:
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Those are absolutely worthless when working fence. Kinda like that Ruger 10-22 on the Mule 200 yards down the fence and you’re straddling a big rattlesnake.


I can appreciate that. When you are in the act of finding snakes, like copperheads or rattlesnakes, you don't get caught off guard. But when they are the farthest thing from your mind, they are right under your feet or looking at you eye to eye only inches from your face.


What makes these Timber rattlers so bad is they don’t rattle. If he is rattling at you your in strike range. Their first defense is camouflage and they are good at it. There in lies the problem.
When I was about 12 at my aunts one bit her dog and my cousin while we were playing. The dog died and my cousin dang near did. His leg was messed up for life.
Timber rattlers have had my attention every since.
That is why I like the 357 with every other round snake shot.

Re: Every day Carry

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:54 pm
by True Grit Farms
Threatened? I've been shot, run over and stabbed on different occasions, and I don't count misses. Been robbed and beat down by 3 Haitians with 2 sticks in the middle of the day in downtown Miami. Got pistol whipped by an old drunk and hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat by another, and sucker punched countless times. That was then and this is now, I'm 60 years old, lost my 70% of my strength on my left side, and have COPD. I will not and can't take another beat down because I think I'm tough. I still have a sledgehammer for a right hand, have the right to protect myself and my family, and refuse to cut and run or back down. I feel I'd be a dang fool not to be armed, I'll leave that to you guys.
CB, I hate snakes and kill every poisonous one I see. A bush ax or machete is my tool of choice, but I don't have one with me all the time.

Re: Every day Carry

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:06 pm
by Caustic Burno
Grit I tried carrying everything you could think of on tractors or UTV. This Ruger SP101 is the best thing I have found, you virtually can put it in the dishwasher.

Re: Every day Carry

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:43 pm
by True Grit Farms
Caustic Burno wrote:Grit I tried carrying everything you could think of on tractors or UTV. This Ruger SP101 is the best thing I have found, you virtually can put it in the dishwasher.


I have a Ruger Service Six that I carry and hunt with during deer season sometimes. Are they the same gun different name?

Re: Every day Carry

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:52 pm
by Caustic Burno
SP101 is a smaller frame than the old Security 6. It has a 5 round cylinder.

Re: Every day Carry

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:56 pm
by Son of Butch
A pocketknife and breath mints and shocked by everyone's first thought to grab heading out the door is a gun.

Re: Every day Carry

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:00 pm
by True Grit Farms
Caustic Burno wrote:SP101 is a smaller frame than the old Security 6. It has a 5 round cylinder.


Mine is a Service 6 not a Security 6, the Security 6 has adjustable sights and Service 6 has fixed sights. Just a little trivia.

Re: Every day Carry

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:02 pm
by Bright Raven
True Grit Farms wrote:Threatened? I've been shot, run over and stabbed on different occasions, and I don't count misses. Been robbed and beat down by 3 Haitians with 2 sticks in the middle of the day in downtown Miami. Got pistol whipped by an old drunk and hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat by another, and sucker punched countless times. That was then and this is now, I'm 60 years old, lost my 70% of my strength on my left side, and have COPD. I will not and can't take another beat down because I think I'm tough. I still have a sledgehammer for a right hand, have the right to protect myself and my family, and refuse to cut and run or back down. I feel I'd be a dang fool not to be armed, I'll leave that to you guys.
CB, I hate snakes and kill every poisonous one I see. A bush ax or machete is my tool of choice, but I don't have one with me all the time.


I sincerely believe your life experiences justify your philosophy regarding being armed. You probably put yourself in some risky places to have experienced the violence you described. Probably 75 % of the Users on this forum have never had a gun pointed at them with the intent to do harm in a domestic situation. I believe you are RIGHT in being armed especially if it provides you PEACE OF MIND. Peace of mind is one of the most precious states of security a human can enjoy.

Most of us have not experienced those threats. In my 67 years, I cannot think of one scenario where I needed to be armed.

Re: Every day Carry

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:09 pm
by True Grit Farms
"Most of us have not experienced those threats. In my 67 years, I cannot think of one scenario where I needed to be armed."

Didnt you mentioned something about some coal miners or mine owners that you had to have a armed guard or deputy for protection?