So I get this new piece...

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  1. TOG 6

    TOG 6 Well-Known Member

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    ... and take it with me while fishing.
    Damned boat turned over, and into the lake it went.
    I HATE that.


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  2. Seth Bullock

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    Damn! What model was that?

    Gawd that sucks!

    Holsters ... I’ll say no more.
     
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    329PD
    I know, right?
     
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    Beautiful piece. Man, that sucks! Know anyone who dives?

    Decades ago I was at my wife’s company Christmas party at a meeting hall. I was carrying a S&W snub 38 in a belly holster. The place had this little men’s room, no lock on the door, and no stall, just a regular toilet. So I had to sit to do my business, and I had to remove the belly holster. So I set it on top of the toilet tank and covered it with a little hand towel in case anyone came in. I didn’t want someone to be alarmed by the sight of the gun.

    Half way home I realized I had absentmindedly left it there. I turned around and drove back praying .... I went to the restroom, and there it was ... right where I left it with the hand towel still covering it. I guess we all make mistakes ... I got lucky.

    Sorry about your 329.
     
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    You were going to shoot the fish?!? Before they could shoot you? Why on earth would anyone need a handgun to go fishing?
     
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    Yeow!!

    First time I carried - 3" XD40, IWB holster - I went into the men's room at the local McD to TCOB.
    In front of the urinal, I unhitched by belt... and my jeans fell to my knees.
    Whoops!
    Lesson: Use the stalls, even if you just need to pee.

    I didn't even catch any fish!!!
     
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    That's criminal; some kid might have picked it up. You should lose your licence.
     
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    Bears. Duh.
    Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I'm talking about the big Corellian ships..
     
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    Pirates.
     
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    Hopefully, the bears eat the pirates.
     
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    It needs a Crimson Trace laser grip and I prefer 5 shot 38sps stubs with a shaved trigger so it doesn't snap up.

    Usually it is women who opt for the alloy 5 shot 38sp short barrel revolvers, while men tend to opt for a .380 single stack as a pocket/purse handgun.
     
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    It needs X-frame grips, to get a little more rubber between the web of my hand and the frame - recoil with full power loads is, well, stout.
    It' all academic now, of course.
     
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    ~ Oh man - that's a nice pistol ! A good clean and inspect & gun lube - it will be fine.

    { :lol: I thought this was about a hairpiece :afro: }
     
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    Another word for criminals on the water. Or trouble in general.

    A few years ago the Mrs and a daughter were kayaking in the backwaters of a Florida coastal estuary. Two guys in a bass boat started flirting and said they were going to give them both a tow back - ignoring being told no. A kayak can not be towed fast and those shallow waters are very dangers in many ways - from alligators and sharks to being dragged across shells cutting a person to shreds. As one started to tie up our daughter's kayak ignoring "get away from us!", the Mrs then shouted out "Stop or you die!" - a red laser dot from her S&W 38sp's Crimson Trace on his chest. The other buddy shouted at him "she means it!" (He was correct).

    Calling her a "crazy b.tch" they left quickly. THAT is one reason to carry a firearm while boating. You can be all alone - very alone - with no help that could even get to you in the event criminals come along when out on the water.
     
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    You don’t know the half of it.

    One time, when I was a little boy, I stole 50 cents out of my mom’s purse and spent it all on candy.

    And I don’t always obey the posted speed limit.

    Sometimes I cuss too.
     
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    The best value of having a handgun is it makes all but certain no one at all is hurt. Unarmed people are attacked. Armed people rarely are.
     
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    People who start with "I hate guns!!!!" and work backwards from there cannot ever conceive of a reason they'd need one.
    Until they do.
    Their reality then comes crashing down upon them.
     
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    Exactly. Often, fishing puts you somewhere where you are your only help. I have had 3 different times over the years while fishing where it was good that I was armed.
     
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    Mountain lions? Wolves? Horny bull moose?
     
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    Pirates
     
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    Two guys attempted a robbery of me and my friends at a remote boat ramp one time. Claimed they were armed but weren’t. Short story: They survived but went to jail that day. They picked the wrong people to rob and they came close to making the last mistake of their lives.
     
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    Funny how some people can't imagine why you'd need a gun when you go fishing.
     
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    Those two guys were actually extremely lucky that it was us - mature, experienced, trained men, not given to panic. Very lucky.
     
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    ~ California needs to go the way of Florida. Crime would drop like a rock ! A sissy state is bad for everyone.
     
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