For the gun lovers out there (in Off-topic)


QBRanger January 17 2012 12:02 AM EST

1. Guns have only two enemies rust and politicians.

2. It's always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

3. Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you.

4. Never let someone or something that threatens you get inside arms length.

5. Never say, "I've got a gun." If you need to use deadly force, the first sound they hear should be the safety clicking off.

6. The average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes; the response time of a .357 is 1400 feet per second.

7. The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win - cheat if necessary.

8. Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets . . . You may get killed with your own gun, but he'll have to beat you to death with it, because it'll be empty.

9. If you're in a gunfight:

- If you're not shooting, you should be loading.

- If you're not loading, you should be moving.

- If you're not moving, you're dead.

10. In a life and death situation, do something . . . It may be wrong, but do something!

11. If you carry a gun, people call you paranoid. Nonsense! If you have a gun, what do you have to be paranoid about?

12. You can say 'stop' or 'alto' or any other word, but a large bore muzzle pointed at someone's head is pretty much a universal language.

13. You cannot save the planet, but you may be able to save yourself and your family.


AdminTal Destra [Battle Royale] January 17 2012 12:04 AM EST

Guns are awesome, mmmkay?

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] January 17 2012 12:25 AM EST

I liked number 6. xD

Demigod January 17 2012 12:28 AM EST

1. You just copied and pasted an email I get at least once a year.
2. Why is 7.62x39 ammo still hard to find? The drought should be over by now.

Lochnivar January 17 2012 3:48 AM EST

2. Why is 7.62x39 ammo still hard to find?

Probably you have older bullets that were less inclined to yaw upon passage through the body; as such you are likely seeing a lot of through-and-through shots.

Perhaps if you were to conduct your future shootings in front of a barrier or back-stop to catch these bullets after they exit the body you would have less trouble finding them

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] January 17 2012 5:12 AM EST

I have a question about guns actually. How do you keep a gun handy enough that you can use it to defend yourself from attackers, but not handy enough that a youngin might accidentally find or fire it by accident?

Adminedyit January 17 2012 5:19 AM EST

education is the key there fex. i was brought up around fire arms, as is my son, and a healthy respect is what you teach about them.

guns are not toys plain and simple, this thing will kill you, or worse.

started teaching the little guy gun safety and proper handling when he was around 5 with a single shot daisy BB gun. moved from that up to a single shot bolt action .22 caliber.

its fun now to spend a day at the range target shooting with the kid ;8^)

as for where i keep them, they are kept on a rack hanging on the bedroom wall, or in a gun safe for the more expensive models.

Lochnivar January 17 2012 5:27 AM EST

or in a gun safe for the more expensive models.

Umm... so that your guns (to protect your home) don't get stolen during a robbery?

I kid, but the superficial irony is delightful!

AdminTal Destra [Battle Royale] January 17 2012 6:13 AM EST

no you use the cheap .357 and leave the expensive 30.06 in the safe.... can't really use a rifle when he's 4 ft away anyway

Lord Bob January 17 2012 10:12 AM EST

I have a question about guns actually. How do you keep a gun handy enough that you can use it to defend yourself from attackers, but not handy enough that a youngin might accidentally find or fire it by accident?
Don't have kids. Problem solved.

Also, I was raised around lots and lots of guns, and taught how to use them at a very young age. Nothing bad came of it.

QBRanger January 17 2012 10:14 AM EST

I personally have a safe that is fingerprint controlled.

When I carry, I make sure the safety is always on.

My Gloc which does not have a safety is in the lockbox and is only for home defense.

My children, ages 10 and 6, both have seen my guns and have been told/shown how dangerous guns are.

Remember, guns do not kill people. People kill people.

QBRanger January 17 2012 10:40 AM EST

Umm... so that your guns (to protect your home) don't get stolen during a robbery?

All you need are 2 guns for home defense. One for each hand.

Any others are just overkill ;)

j'bob January 17 2012 11:09 AM EST

Fexy, a biometric or fingerprint safe is a very nice answer, but if you can't afford that, some of the same companys offer combination safes that work via a self programmed combination and a set of finger cut outs. Quick and easy even in the dark.

But as mentioned, education and quick removal of any "magicical mystique" is the most important step.

QBRanger January 17 2012 11:15 AM EST

http://www.bing.com/shopping/search?q=fingerprint+gun+safge&qpvt=fingerprint+gun+safge&FORM=HURE

IMO, if you cannot afford 200 bucks for a fingerprint safe (if you have young kids in the house), then you should not have a gun.

Kids can see combinations and mimic them. It was a condition of me being able to have guns in the home.

j'bob January 17 2012 11:21 AM EST

Wow ranger, that is decidedly new age of you. :)
How did people get along for all those years with kids and regular old safes?
(just teasing you)
They have come down in price since I looked at them. Different people different needs.

AbbathorX January 17 2012 12:00 PM EST


For those of you who worry that you will not be able to operate that fancy fingerprint system when the home invader wakes you up from a dead sleep, this is for you.

http://www.the-backup.com/

j'bob January 17 2012 12:06 PM EST

Oh abba, I just laughed SOOOOO very hard :D

QBRanger January 17 2012 12:14 PM EST

I loved the steroid freak in the "realistic" home invasion video on their website.

An actor in the Schwarzenegger vein.

j'bob January 17 2012 12:20 PM EST

"that's the sound of love". Oh I laughed and laughed!

Fishead January 19 2012 2:04 PM EST

How do you keep a gun handy enough that you can use it to defend yourself from attackers, but not handy enough that a youngin might accidentally find or fire it by accident?

Keep it in your pants.

You will have the gun handy and not accessible to others.

You won't have kids to worry about.

Demigod January 19 2012 2:33 PM EST

Imagine all of the wounded Catholic alter boys...

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] January 19 2012 3:50 PM EST

All you need are 2 guns for home defense. One for each hand.

Alright, Lara Croft! ;D

Lochnivar January 19 2012 4:11 PM EST

I disagree with the needing two guns reasoning.

I suggest carrying as many guns as you can easily put into use. Until the weight/drawing time becomes prohibitive you are better off pulling a new gun than attempting a reload.

Assuming you are ambidextrous in your lead slinging I would say no less than 6 guns would be recommended... 8 to 12 would be better, but this depends on your load carrying ability.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] January 19 2012 4:19 PM EST

Then you become Neo.
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