Why you should ALWAYS Carry!

Discussion in 'Conceal & Open Carry' started by sgtcowboyusmc, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. sgtcowboyusmc

    sgtcowboyusmc New Member

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    OK this is from a Friend of mine who lives in Florida. This is why I preach about carrying all the time. This Lady was just going out in her Back Yard to clean her pool. I will let he tell her story:
    I have a terrible story about what happened to me the other day,,, Wednesday to be exact,,,,, I went into my back yard to clean my pool, when all of a sudden 2 pitbulls were right there ... I have a 6 foot wood fence around my property,, they growled, barked then charged me. Fortunately I am always armed. I shot and killed the one closest to me, and when I went to shoot the other one, he jumped over the fence back to his own backyard super quick!!! Over a 6 foot fence!! The first shot musta scared him. Wow! [email protected]#$%^& crazy!! These dogs did the same thing 3 months ago and the animal control tranqed them and took them away,,, we called the cops and they had animal control remove the dead dog then fined and took the other one from his home.. 3rd strike,,, the cops told me that these dogs are such a problem because of the owners, they wished I had shot both.,.. I'm so glad my son or husband didn't go out there before me!! Scary sh*^!!! Right in my own back yard!! I'm still shocked over how quick it all happened,,, 30 seconds and it was all over,. Wow! Glad I'm a damn good shot!! And people wonder why I carry.....damn!!!!!
     
  2. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    Glad to hear your ok. I once had a pit do that too me. I also own one now too.
     

  3. sgtcowboyusmc

    sgtcowboyusmc New Member

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    Here is what she said to me in a Back message:
    If I didn't have my gun and act quickly I would be dead. We wouldn't even be talking ,,,, thank God every reaction was automatic. I go to the range every two weeks, I practice drawing it ,,,, AND I keep one in the chamber because I figured I might not have time to chamber a round,,,, that saved my life,, I had literally seconds to react and shoot. No time to think.. It was automatic.

    Seconds to react and a charging dog! Good reaction and Great Shooting!
     
  4. runman

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    Good reaction and great shooting - totally agree. This is one of the reasons I'd like to carry while running. Over the years Ive run across animals that don't seem to like me for some reason. Only been nipped once but it would be nice to have something just in case.
    Around Vegas, you might even have a chimpanzee come after you! A couple just got loose from somebody's house and the police had to shoot one.
     
  5. Levelcross

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    Glad she is OK, I had a bad experience with a skunk, came around the shop and there he was, I started to shoot but figured I would have to shut the shop down for a week to get the smell out. Luckily for me he ran, and as soon as he was out in the woods I nailed him with one shot. Not life threatening I know but it could have gone real bad for me.

    Always carry what ya got.
     
  6. j102

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    I'm glad she is ok!

    I wonder what gun/caliber she had.
     
  7. jonm61

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    I think the possibility of Chimps would actually be scarier than humans. Considering their strength, speed, general toughness and how quickly they can get angry and things turn ugly...I think I'd be inclined to empty a magazine if I were charged by one.

    When raised poorly and left uncontrolled, Pits and the other "bully" breeds are probably my biggest animal concern. They're not allowed in my complex but people have them anyway, and either mgmt doesn't know or doesn't enforce it. They are far more concerned with renting apartments than they are will enforcing the rules. I've very seriously threatened to break my lease and move out (we have a buy out clause) if they didn't take care of certain issues on three occasions in the past 20 months. When my lease is up at the end of November, I'm out of here regardless...crime is up significantly in the past year.
     
  8. Blaze

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    Glad the lady wasn't hurt... I'm not defending the dogs but the owners should be prisoned for making them mean, years ago it was German shepards and dovermans along with Rottweilers that dog owners made mean .. It just seems the whole county has turned on pit bulls only cause there in the news all the time now.. But years ago the media never spoke of the other breeds that were made to be mean.. Instead complaining about the dogs WHY DON'T WE COMPLAIN ABOUT THE OWNERS??
     
  9. Blaze

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    American Pit Bull Terrier

    Main article: American Pit Bull Terrier
    The American Pit Bull Terrier is the product of interbreeding between Old English Terrier and English Bulldogs to produce a dog that combined the gameness of the terrier with the strength and athleticism of the bulldog.[3] These dogs were initially bred in England and arrived in the United States with the founders. In the United States, these dogs were used as catch dogs for semi-wild cattle and hogs, to hunt, to drive livestock, and as family companions.[3] Some have been selectively bred for their fighting prowess.[4][5] The United Kennel Club (UKC) was the first registry to recognize the American Pit Bull Terrier.[6] UKC founder C. Z. Bennett assigned UKC registration number 1 to his own dog, "Bennett's Ring", as an American Pit Bull Terrier in 1898.[3]

    American Pit Bull Terriers successfully fill the role of companion dog, police dog[7][8] and therapy dog.[9] American Pit Bull Terriers constitute the majority of dogs used for illegal dog fighting in the United States.[10] In addition, law enforcement organizations report these dogs are used for other nefarious purposes, such as guarding illegal narcotics operations,[11][12] use against the police,[13] and as attack dogs.[14]
     
  10. Glock_Fanatic

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    I love my pit... Very good with my kids and very protective when needed... But I'm a good dog owner so that could have something to do with it...

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  11. ADulay

    ADulay New Member

    Very cool picture.

    Thanks.

    AD (and I'm not a dog person!)
     
  12. Blaze

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    Love the pic.. Those are great dogs just depends on a great owner..
     
  13. Glock_Fanatic

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    She is a great dog... Hard to find a place to rent to us bc of her (mainly because of Michael Vick) but we love her. She is my daughters best friend! But I've seen her in protection mode and it scares me. I had to basically choke her to pull her off a dog that growled at my son... Not a fun situation cause she is so strong and not easy to call off... That probably scares me the most...
     
  14. Blaze

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    I've had a Boston terrier do same thing but he loved his owners and defended me regardless his size.. And there alike jack Russell's harmless but do attack sometimes.. Ur dog is just ur kids glock with a bark.
     
  15. Glock_Fanatic

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    Well said my friend!
     
  16. Blaze

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    When I was a kid I was bitten and mauled by a aggressive German Shepard, that was years back when news wasn't like these days.. I never trust any dog only cause I don't trust there owners. I'm a diehard dog person and hate seeing everyone just pick on one breed.. My neighbor has 2 Pitts and I adore those dogs not once every harmed anyone are my little dogs.. Heck only thing they harm is a tennis ball they chase
     
  17. Glock_Fanatic

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    When I was in Italy I had a pure bred German Shepard that was a great dog... However, it was the biggest sissy I have ever seen... I mean literally peed himself when a chiwawa (no joke) barked at him... I was like Leo (the dogs name) seriously dude just bark at it and he will have a heart attack... Another thing Leo was scared of was thunder. He would wiggle his way under the bed (which sucked because I would have to lift the bed frame to get him out) and hide...

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  18. sgtcowboyusmc

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    .380 She didn't say what brand nor did she say what brand of Hollow Point she was using just that she was using HP's!
     
  19. PolishJ

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    That's why when I go running, I carry my S&W 642. It's real light not to affect my running, but I also can keep myself protected.
     
  20. j102

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    Thanks! Good to know the .380 can take down a dog.
    I was wrong! I thought that we needed something bigger for dogs, particularly pitbulls.