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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:35 pm 
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In response to the death threat you received, which I hope it has resolved, since it probably was by some vile coward trying to scare you, but with no balls to carry it through… did you get your phone 'tapped'?

…one thing I would have done, and you probably did it…is…to develop a habit of having a loaded handgun, in condition three, always under your strict control, day and night, even in the house, always ready at arm's length, but always safe from possible access by a child.

If a child is young enough, he/she won't have the strength to cycle the slide of a 1911, for example, to chamber a round…I find a .45 ACP bullet very comforting _ in a gun I need to have ready to go now.

At bedside, some friends in need, tell me they have a 1911 full magazine in it, nothing in the chamber, [condition three] under the left or right corner of their pillow, easy to get to, and requires a very conscious decision to rack the slide forcefully to put it into action…so 'no half asleep' mistakes…

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:33 pm 
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You have a keen insight, Van. And then I discovered my 12-year-old could cycle the Glock 20...

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:47 pm 
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Yeah...no guarantees there either..even with a younger child and a .45 1911...with a strong pull of slide....a Glock seems easier to rack/slide then a 1911...have you found this to be true?

A 12 year old would be strong enough to cycle all slides and bolts [rifles] I would think.

Problem with guns at times is they _ like a 'pet snake' will turn on you when you least expect...the reason why they must be controlled, controlled, controlled...and even then accidents can happen.

Just an awesome responsibility not to be taken lightly...something I keep reminding myself over and over.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:04 pm 
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I've not handled too many 1911s, and none since I got the Glock. They are generally built too large for my hands. Glocks do seem to be easier to cycle than others, though. It's harder to cycle my new sub-compact.

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Problem with guns at times is they _ like a 'pet snake' will turn on you when you least expect...the reason why they must be controlled, controlled, controlled...and even then accidents can happen.


And thus, back to the safe it went.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:12 am 
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For a house gun I would prefer a big caliber pistol which is intimidating by looks alone.

This particular S&W 1911 in .45 ACP that I use for that purpose has a nice slim grip and a tactical rail underneath to which I have attached a super-blinding light easy to flash on and off as needed.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:25 pm 
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If they're dumb enough to not be intimidated by a 10mm, I'm not sure a .45 would help get the picture across any better. :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:28 pm 
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True...enough :wink:but...just maybe

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:49 pm 
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Is that one of those light-funneling sights I see there? Those are nice.

Now I'm going to have to go take pics of mine to compare. :lol:

The Glock pic didn't come out so clear.
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