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Re: How do you stash your truck gun?
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2017, 10:04:59 PM »
I just put an Apple logo and a coexist sticker on mine and it's golden  :P. Thief repellent.
I can think of some other things it might repel, but not in polite company.   :coffee
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    « Reply #26 on: May 17, 2017, 01:40:02 AM »
    I hear you can get Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders stickers fairly cheap .  .  .   :cool
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    « Reply #27 on: May 17, 2017, 09:01:55 AM »
    I can think of some other things it might repel, but not in polite company.   :coffee

    Most women I know enjoy Apple products, if that is where your line of thought was headed  :cool.
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    « Reply #28 on: May 21, 2017, 10:21:53 AM »
    Excellent video on being the "Gray Man." This guy and strangelittleman were separated at birth. He looks, thinks and acts like SLM.



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    « Reply #29 on: May 21, 2017, 11:24:31 AM »
    Excellent video on being the "Gray Man." This guy and strangelittleman were separated at birth. He looks, thinks and acts like SLM.



    Fantastic  :thumbup2.
    I've held this opinion for quite some time, but never put it in such detail. I completely agree. My tools are a sweet disposition and then a handgun, only if I need it.

    Not only do I think this tactic is wise, but for a 130 pound, hipster glasses wearing gentleman like myself, it may be the only option  :neener. Not to say that I don't have deterrents though. I always keep my eyes up when in public and I never use my phone or ear buds when out. Also fill my gas tank up at the halfway mark so I can always travel during an emergency or have the benefit of time if someone decides to aggressively follow me due to road rage.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #30 on: May 21, 2017, 02:02:03 PM »
    Excellent video on being the "Gray Man." This guy and strangelittleman were separated at birth. He looks, thinks and acts like SLM.


    Thanks for the link -- I hadn't seen his videos before, and I like his approach.
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    « Reply #31 on: May 21, 2017, 02:35:52 PM »
    Agreed. Good stuff - thoughtfully presented.  I would enjoy debating him on his theory of open vs. concealed carry especially in light of his acknowledgement that appearing to be a "hard target" by your dress and demeanor might be effective to some degree. 
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    « Reply #32 on: May 21, 2017, 03:30:15 PM »
    Agreed. Good stuff - thoughtfully presented.  I would enjoy debating him on his theory of open vs. concealed carry especially in light of his acknowledgement that appearing to be a "hard target" by your dress and demeanor might be effective to some degree.

    Would be very interesting. I am going to conceal carry for life, but let's just say if I was a criminal, I wouldn't necessarily be more keen to rob a guy that was openly carrying a firearm  :hmm.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    Re: How do you stash your truck gun?
    « Reply #33 on: May 21, 2017, 04:17:23 PM »
    Rob him?  No.  Wait until he is secluded, then shoot him and get a free gun as well as the wallet?  Heck yes.
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    « Reply #34 on: May 21, 2017, 04:44:58 PM »
    Rob him?  No.  Wait until he is secluded, then shoot him and get a free gun as well as the wallet?  Heck yes.

     :eh Yeah, but... Let's take a look at Texas, Arizona, and Utah. Whether you can see the gun or not, given the gun culture in these areas the odds of you picking someone random still yields a pretty high chance of getting a free gun with said wallet. I know it's not a 50/50 chance or anything, but CHL's are pretty widely accepted now days aren't they? Same could be said for random car/truck jacking and finding vehicle guns. Especially here in Texas. Truck guns are a big thing.

    I guess we'd have to interview criminals to find out why they think like they do  :shrug. If they prefer open carry or not.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #35 on: May 21, 2017, 05:37:25 PM »
    I guess we'd have to interview criminals to find out why they think like they do  :shrug. If they prefer open carry or not.
    You know that I like to play the criminal in my head, to plan out how I *would* commit crimes.  Me, I would much prefer open carriers.  They are a known quantity.  You know they are carrying, so while they are definitely a threat, you do not have to waste further mental resources on whether or not they need to be kept track of.
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    « Reply #36 on: May 21, 2017, 05:54:32 PM »
    Except that you aren't "thinking like a criminal."  That's almost as ineffective as a guy saying he tries to "think like a girl."  It just ain't possible.  Your brain isn't really wired for either. 

    In interviews with convicted felons, to a one, they've all said they would rather not have to deal with an armed target, they look for the easy target.  They aren't going to go for the obviously armed person, nor are they going to go for the guy with his head on a swivel, the one who's more likely to be able to identify a threat before it actually becomes a threat.

    And as for the whole "he get's the gun and the wallet" thing, the only way that's happening is an ambush, again, the cowards way.
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    « Reply #37 on: May 21, 2017, 06:13:07 PM »
    Except that you aren't "thinking like a criminal." 
    Trust me, you wouldn't know.
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    « Reply #38 on: May 21, 2017, 06:15:23 PM »
     :rotfl  You'd be surprised at what I know.
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    « Reply #39 on: May 21, 2017, 06:18:48 PM »
    Hey, he knows me - but then I guess that's not a really big surprise.    :facepalm
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    « Reply #40 on: May 21, 2017, 06:25:55 PM »
    Hey, he knows me - but then I guess that's not a really big surprise.    :facepalm

     :scrutiny Do you have a criminal past life we don't know about?  ;)

    I'm guessing black powder and flint lock were the most desirable arms of that era  :neener.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #41 on: May 21, 2017, 06:36:25 PM »
    :scrutiny Do you have a criminal past life we don't know about?  ;)

    I'm guessing black powder and flint lock were the most desirable arms of that era  :neener.

    You mean besides my career as a "public servant" ?   :cool

    Stand and deliver and mayhap a powder burn will be all you take with you to mark this night.  Cross me and you will fall weighing more than you did when you stepped from the coach, you smirking popinjay.   :scrutiny
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    « Reply #42 on: May 21, 2017, 06:42:55 PM »
    Hey, he knows me - but then I guess that's not a really big surprise.    :facepalm

    We all must make allowances.  :neener
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    « Reply #43 on: May 21, 2017, 06:46:59 PM »
     :cool
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    « Reply #44 on: May 21, 2017, 07:22:18 PM »
    You mean besides my career as a "public servant" ?   :cool

    Stand and deliver and mayhap a powder burn will be all you take with you to mark this night.  Cross me and you will fall weighing more than you did when you stepped from the coach, you smirking popinjay.   :scrutiny

     :rotfl
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #45 on: May 21, 2017, 09:22:52 PM »
     :P
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