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Mine are all in Condition 1 (take off safety and rock n roll). At night in nightstand drawer is my Kobra, and those night sights are sweet. If its needed I don't wanna look for magazine, or have to rack slide.

 

My dad taught me as a youngster loaded guns don't kill anyone.

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For those of you with guns, how are you able to "reach" for them at night? Are they temporarily removed from case at night?

 

Mine are locked in my safe...I don't have much of a need for a gun to protect my house really where I live...

 

if someone WERE to break in, chances are they wouldn't have a gun...which means that I could use my "beating stick" (3 foot length of bamboo) or my katana if necessary...

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The right to own/carry firearms is/has been/always will be controversial. Personal financial down turns create insecurity which sometimes turns people to look for ways to create security. For some people handguns fill the bill. Post your own experiences, if you wish. I'm curious to hear from others.

 

1. Currently own a Smith & Wesson Sigma model, 9mm

2. The purpose is for home protection.

3. I have a concealed carry permit but haven't found the correct handgun to fit this purpose.

 

 

BTW I'm desperately looking for 9mm ammo, any suggestions?

 

 

My husband used to have a gun for work. No longer has it as he doesn't work those posts anymore. So no guns at this house.

 

My parents' house? It's like a freaking ammunition/weapon arsenal. :) My dad and brothers tend to collect guns/rifles/shotguns. :lol:

 

Sounds like my FIL. :lol:

Mine too :lol: If he were a little bit crazier, he'd be the guy you see on the news one day with 400+ guns in his house. His favorite thing to do when he comes to visit "us" is to drag DH and the kids to the NRA museum ;)

 

For those of you with guns, how are you able to "reach" for them at night? Are they temporarily removed from case at night?

Top shelf of the gun safe that Dh uses as a nightstand. Fingerprint to open.

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I have a pistol somewhere put away. Couldn't get it in an emergency and fire it unless intruder was giving play by play of location (ok, I'm breaking down door, now I'm in hallway, etc. :) ). Don't even know what kind it is.

 

I got to get it out and go to local shooting range and get some training. Don't think I could hit side of a barn with a pistol. I had guns when I was young. I used to hunt by myself starting at around 10 yrs. old I think. But that was back in the day when kids seemed to be more trusted and taught. I wouldn't give a 10 year old a gun now for nothing. I used shotguns and rifles. Got bored with it all at about 14 when I got involved in work, motorcycles and girls ;):lol: .

 

Update to now---I want to get another shotgun for protection if ever needed. Learn to shoot pistol just because. I can fire one fine, hitting a target is another matter. I can hit targets fine with shotguns and rifles.

 

I will say that my biggest concern recently was the flooding in New Orleans, La. with Katrina. I had always thought that if a major disaster happened, that folks would not act out irrationally until at least a few weeks had passed. With Katrina and New Orleans it seemed to happen almost immediately which surprised and bothered me greatly. I thought folks would be more civil in nature than that, maybe even helping their fellow man, etc. I was apparently mistaken.

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I can't say how many guns I own. But it's quite a few - hand guns, shot guns & rifles. All but two are locked up - one upstairs where we spend the majority of our waking hours and one downstairs where our master bedroom is. Both are shot guns that remain unloaded but with ammunition in reach.

 

My kids have been taught practically since they could walk about gun safety, and my daughter owns two of her own ... DS isn't really interested in owning any at this point but has mentioned that he'd eventually like one for bird hunting. DD's guns are locked in her dad's safe and she's only allowed to take them out with him. She is an avid hunter so this time of year is her favorite. :mellow:

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We own a couple of 40s and a 20 gage shotgun. They are stored locked and unloaded... We will know if someone is coming in this house long before we will need to fire. Security systems + two very large and loud dogs = ftw

 

We believe in our 2nd amendment rights, and have just enough distrust of all government in general to know that Thomas Jefferson might've been right. Besides you never know when the Russians/Chinese/Aliens may come to collect on the debts we owe them... so yeah. :lol:

 

I also believe that people inside are animals and in stressful times, times when there are way more people than resources will behave as animals.I am determined that no one will be able to eat me and mine. ;)

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The right to own/carry firearms is/has been/always will be controversial. Personal financial down turns create insecurity which sometimes turns people to look for ways to create security. For some people handguns fill the bill. Post your own experiences, if you wish. I'm curious to hear from others.

 

1. Currently own a Smith & Wesson Sigma model, 9mm

2. The purpose is for home protection.

3. I have a concealed carry permit but haven't found the correct handgun to fit this purpose.

 

 

BTW I'm desperately looking for 9mm ammo, any suggestions?

 

 

My husband used to have a gun for work. No longer has it as he doesn't work those posts anymore. So no guns at this house.

 

My parents' house? It's like a freaking ammunition/weapon arsenal. :rofl: My dad and brothers tend to collect guns/rifles/shotguns. :lol:

 

Sounds like my FIL. :lol:

Mine too :lol: If he were a little bit crazier, he'd be the guy you see on the news one day with 400+ guns in his house. His favorite thing to do when he comes to visit "us" is to drag DH and the kids to the NRA museum :rolleyes:

 

For those of you with guns, how are you able to "reach" for them at night? Are they temporarily removed from case at night?

Top shelf of the gun safe that Dh uses as a nightstand. Fingerprint to open.

 

 

 

Uh, Dad is a member of the NRA....But they keep sending him stuff and can't even get his name right. LOL.

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Glad to see there are so many pro gun CB members!

 

Personally I only have 1, a H&K .40 USP Compact, which is loaded and at the ready at all times. In fact, aside from when I go to work, it is almost always with me (I have a concealed carry permit, of course). At home, it is in the nightstand next to my bed, with only safety on(no kids in the house).

 

DW has a .40 Sig P229 as well as a 9mm USP Compact. Hers are locked in a gun case, although she has permit to carry.

 

As far as ammo goes, I personally use Winchester Ranger Talons. They are marked LEO, however are not illegal for civilian use. I was able to get them on the web. PM me for more info. As far as practice ammo, I get the Wally World no frills special...they are consistently $4-5 cheaper per box than the local stores/ranges.

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Ok folks, these aren't mine...but a fellow CB member (name withheld to protect the guilty) has the following:

 

(If you couldn't guess after seeing the list below, he's a Patron member of the NRA)

 

Btw...on request I can tell you what house NOT to break into.

 

Glock (17)

1xModel 17

1xModel 19

2xModel 20

1xModel 21

2xModel 22

2xModel 23

1xModel 27

1xModel 28

1xModel 29

1xModel 30

1xModel 31

1xModel 32

1xModel 35

1xModel 26

 

Kimber (5)

1xUltra

4xPro

 

Nighthawk Custom 1911 (1)

 

Desert Eagle 50 AE (1)

 

S&W (3)

1x5904

1x460 Magnum

1x500 Magnum

 

FN (9)

2xPS90

2xFive Sevens

1xFS2000

1xSLP

1xSLP Mark 1

1xFNP45

1xFNAR

 

Sig (10)

3xP220

2xP226

1x556 Pistol

2x556 Rifle

2x1911

 

Mossberg (4)

2x590

2x930SPX

 

Remington (3)

1x308 Rifle (bolt)

2x870

 

Savage (2)

1x 308

1x .30-06

 

Winchester (3)

2xModel 1200 (1 12g; 1 20g)

1x .45-70 Lever Action

 

Springfield (2)

1xSAR8

1xTRP

 

Other (1)

1xAK47

 

Saiga 7.62x39 (1)

 

Barrett Rec7 (1)

 

HK USP40 compact (1)

 

There are a few more...but he can't remember them all offhand.

 

He has zombie problems. :cry2:

 

Easily accessible are the Glock Model 31 with 29 round mag and the FN SLP and the Sig 556 Rifle. Everything else plus Ammo is in 1 of 5 gun safes.

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Ladybug, now the finger print thingie is cool. I like the safety aspect. Where would you find those? Can only one person's fingerprint open it? IOWs, could you get it open if you had to?

 

To me, it is not so much about being pro-gun as it is the overall safety around young ones (and the occasional angry spouse). Hey, I watch Snapped, and many men get blown away "accidentally" when asleep.

 

BTW, Ladybug, you have a crossbow? Why? :lol:

 

You're really beginning to scare me. Are you kin to the Sheriff of Nottingham?

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Ladybug, now the finger print thingie is cool. I like the safety aspect. Where would you find those? Can only one person's fingerprint open it? IOWs, could you get it open if you had to?

 

To me, it is not so much about being pro-gun as it is the overall safety around young ones (and the occasional angry spouse). Hey, I watch Snapped, and many men get blown away "accidentally" when asleep.

 

BTW, Ladybug, you have a crossbow? Why? :beee:

 

You're really beginning to scare me. Are you kin to the Sheriff of Nottingham?

I'm not sure how many fingerprints can be coded into ours, but it will open for DH's and for mine. We actually bought it at Costco when DD1 was born, so 6 years ago-ish. It also has a key pad and can be opened with the PIN.

 

We have a crossbow because my FIL has a screw loose. It was his gift to DH for Christmas last year. FIL refuses to accept that DH does not share his obsessive love of hunting. :lol: FIL asked DH what he wanted for Christmas last year and DH told him he'd love a pair of running shoes because he burns through them and FIL told him he'd rather get him something else because shoes are a "crappy gift."

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We have a crossbow because my FIL has a screw loose. It was his gift to DH for Christmas last year. FIL refuses to accept that DH does not share his obsessive love of hunting. :lol: FIL asked DH what he wanted for Christmas last year and DH told him he'd love a pair of running shoes because he burns through them and FIL told him he'd rather get him something else because shoes are a "crappy gift."

Yes, getting somebody what they want is "crappy". :beee::lol:

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We have a crossbow because my FIL has a screw loose. It was his gift to DH for Christmas last year. FIL refuses to accept that DH does not share his obsessive love of hunting. :( FIL asked DH what he wanted for Christmas last year and DH told him he'd love a pair of running shoes because he burns through them and FIL told him he'd rather get him something else because shoes are a "crappy gift."

Yes, getting somebody what they want is "crappy". :rolleyes::lol:

Logic does not reside in their house, Leo. They gave me forks (not a set, mind you) and a magazine for Christmas last year.

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We have a crossbow because my FIL has a screw loose. It was his gift to DH for Christmas last year. FIL refuses to accept that DH does not share his obsessive love of hunting. :( FIL asked DH what he wanted for Christmas last year and DH told him he'd love a pair of running shoes because he burns through them and FIL told him he'd rather get him something else because shoes are a "crappy gift."
Yes, getting somebody what they want is "crappy". :rolleyes::lol:
Logic does not reside in their house, Leo. They gave me forks (not a set, mind you) and a magazine for Christmas last year.

:lol: Did the forks at least match? :lol:

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We have a crossbow because my FIL has a screw loose. It was his gift to DH for Christmas last year. FIL refuses to accept that DH does not share his obsessive love of hunting. :( FIL asked DH what he wanted for Christmas last year and DH told him he'd love a pair of running shoes because he burns through them and FIL told him he'd rather get him something else because shoes are a "crappy gift."
Yes, getting somebody what they want is "crappy". :rolleyes::lol:
Logic does not reside in their house, Leo. They gave me forks (not a set, mind you) and a magazine for Christmas last year.

:lol: Did the forks at least match? :lol:

Yes. All five. You will note that, at the time, there were five of us. Who needs a full set of eight??

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We have a crossbow because my FIL has a screw loose. It was his gift to DH for Christmas last year. FIL refuses to accept that DH does not share his obsessive love of hunting. <_< FIL asked DH what he wanted for Christmas last year and DH told him he'd love a pair of running shoes because he burns through them and FIL told him he'd rather get him something else because shoes are a "crappy gift."
Yes, getting somebody what they want is "crappy". :rofl::lol:
Logic does not reside in their house, Leo. They gave me forks (not a set, mind you) and a magazine for Christmas last year.
:lol: Did the forks at least match? :lol:
Yes. All five. You will note that, at the time, there were five of us. Who needs a full set of eight??

They're very prudent. Not wanting to waste precious space in the utensil drawer. :lol:

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I have more than zero but less than all.

 

Because the difference between a subject and a citizen is the right to defend oneself against tyranny.

 

If you're just looking for ball 9mm, the wally worlds have been getting more in here lately. For carry ammo, the internet is the only way to go and you will pay dearly for it.

 

 

For home defense, I wouldn't use a pistol. The primary advantage of a pistol is concealability, which is not an issue for home defense. A short rifle or shotgun would be much more effective.

 

 

eta: Saw you have a S&W auto pistol. While S&W makes fine revolvers, I am not impressed by their semiauto pistol offerings. Have you looked at a

CZ75B? They sell at Academy for ~ 450. They have very good ergonomics for most men and women and are well-vetted. You simply cannot buy a better pistol at this price point.

IH8CRA,

Thanks for the recommendations, I'll check out both of those.

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