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Old 07-11-2006, 04:20 PM   #197
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Having been a tent camper, pull-trailer camper, and a motorhome camper - never had to carry a gun.

A small "billy club" in the kitchen drawer, and a can of "Wasp" spray close by- is an extremely effective deterrant.

We used to resupply a "new" can of "wasp spray" every 10 months....insuring it would not lose its propulsion spray. Anyone who ever got sprayed with this - would find themselves in a terrible pickle, unable to see, difficult to breath - and its Legal in Canada.
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:11 PM   #198
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Quote:
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You "betcha" , I also carry fish poles, bow & arrows and a baseball bat & glove. I have long guns and short guns, some for personal protection some for shooting sports and some for hunting and some bedcause I like them.
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:55 AM   #199
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What we need is a REAL Smith and Wesson out in plain view with a powerful battery in the handle and the stun gun electrodes in the trigger and handle. That way the guy who comes busting in the door can do himself in. He stuns himself and you use his weapon on him.
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Not yet, but before we do much more traveling there will be a shotgun for the dogs protection. They love running loose in the boonies(I'm always there)smelling new smells. My two are daft enough to stick their noses in a rattlesnakes face. I'd like to think their instincts would prevent that but I'm not betting on it. Too are coyotes and wolves. I'd be hard pressed to shoot a 2 legged varmit if gas and a "drops a bear" zapper will do the job.
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Old 07-31-2006, 08:09 AM   #201
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Now what do you all think after the Wally World episode in Utah???
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Old 07-31-2006, 08:54 AM   #202
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Hello Steve:

I am glad that the Family is safe. I know that self defense is sometime necessary and the outcome, that will be hard to live with until you look at your family and know you did the right thing. Thank god and the Military that we live in a Free Country. The Land of the Free because of the Brave.
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:05 AM   #203
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Has anyone heard whether the police have determined whether the amount of force used was justified?
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:29 AM   #205
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You CAN carry a pistol from state to state. There are only a few states that prohibit it. The easiest way is to get a concealed weapon permint from your home state (if it allows it) then a lot of states will reconize it. The big problem is what is an RV? Is it a home or a vehicle? The laws are different. So, a carry permit is the best option.
Even without a permit, there are a lot of states that will let you carry it in a way the driver can't get to it easily.

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For firearm laws state by state a good book to have is the Travelers Guide to Fire Arm Laws of the 50 States. This is written by an attorney who also possesses a FFA License.
I am not affiliated with this book at all but find it invaluable when traveling .
The laws vary widely. Some states to carry you must leave it in plain view others states want it in the trunk.

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I am deciding on what firearm to purchase as a concealed carry weapon for myself and a friend sent me this link about a new Ruger coming out this month Ruger LPC

The price is certainly right

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Old 03-10-2008, 06:45 PM   #208
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I am deciding on what firearm to purchase as a concealed carry weapon for myself and a friend sent me this link about a new Ruger coming out this month Ruger LPC

The price is certainly right

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To apackof2,

My name is jack Neefus I'm new to this site but I read your post and after seeing this I think I might be able to help you... Three years ago I retired as a MSP (Maryland State Trooper) I was a cop for 30 years i'm now 55 years old... In responce to that I was what you would call a Firearm test personal for the state and area I worked for. One of the weapons we looked at was the ruger 9mm and it was not a good weapon at the time meaning not enough rounds and not enough stopping power... In all the years I was a cop and all the classes and courses i have taken. When you are in a CQB (Close Quater battle) or dealing with more then a 25 yard hostle sistuation you want a weapon that can one go the distance and two have enough stopping power for the CQB or fire fight you are in... Two Company that I have found to be a great weapon is one Sig sauer and two a smith the cals. That i have been fond of are three a 40 Cal, a 45 Cal, and a 357 Sig witch is a 40 caseing with a 9mm warhead... In chooseing your cal or comapny you have to ask yourself four things 1. what is my purpose with this weapon 2. what are my intents and three is this cal going to other bodiely harm if i pull the trigger... and four does it have enough stopping power for my intents but at the same time will i hurt some one else if i pull that trigger... Me personaly I have found the ruger to be a great weapon but does not have enough saftey features on it... I hope I have been some help to oyu if I can be of more help please feel free to PM and I will send a responce... take care best of luck

P.S you might want to look in your state and see what training classes or courses they may offer... Remember a weapon is only as good as his trainer has been trained...

A 380 ACP is just a 9mm necked down... I have found that 380 are a ladies gun and don't have enough stopping power again best of luck with your decision...

Just wondering what is your purpose and intents
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Joanie,

The question is not "Is it a good gun". The question is "Is it a good gun for you?" How much firearm can you handle. What is your experience, what is your overall size, what is the size of your hand? How is this firearm going to be carried? Do you, if needed, have the necessary permits to carry concealed?

I'm with Jack, 380 is not enough. The purpose of using a firearm, or actually any method of self defense, is to take all aggressive action out of the assailant immediately so they cannot return fire or continue the attack. In my opinion, a 380 would be same as entering a pickup truck in the Daytona 500, it's not going to do the job. My personal preference is the .45 cal (because they don't make .46). Second question, what kind of ammo are you considering? That plays heavily in the equation along with caliber and other factors.

If you have questions, I recommend that you contact your local law enforcement agency and talk it over with their firearms instructor.
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