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Old 04-16-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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On one of the network stations some years back, there was a special on CC and how normal citizens would react given a particular situation like a home invasion where the invader was armed.

Let me tell you, the entire thing would have been very comical had it not been such a serious subject. All of the test subjects (who already had a permit to carry) were absolutely clueless as what was the proper way to react given a particular event happening to them. Worse than Barney Fife if you can believe that.

They all panicked and would have been safer hiding under the bed or just flat out being unarmed. I don't care if people carry around a gun, but far too many who do have no idea how to shoot or react in any given situation.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Anchorage Suburbanites and part time Willowbillies
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On one of the network stations some years back, there was a special on CC and how normal citizens would react given a particular situation like a home invasion where the invader was armed.

Let me tell you, the entire thing would have been very comical had it not been such a serious subject. All of the test subjects (who already had a permit to carry) were absolutely clueless as what was the proper way to react given a particular event happening to them. Worse than Barney Fife if you can believe that.

They all panicked and would have been safer hiding under the bed or just flat out being unarmed. I don't care if people carry around a gun, but far too many who do have no idea how to shoot or react in any given situation.

That episode was so staged for the desired out come that is was discredited. It was kinda like the Chevy exploding fuel tank deal.


http://www.nrapublications.org/index...ed-citizen-15/

http://www.nrapublications.org/index.php/armed-citizen/

http://www.nrapublications.org/index...ed-citizen-17/

http://www.nrapublications.org/index...ed-citizen-13/

I could continue but I think I've made my point.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Anchorage Suburbanites and part time Willowbillies
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Not trying to start any arguments here.

I personally know three people that saved their or a companions bacon because they used a firearm to kill a bear that would have killed them or someone in their group.

Carrying a firearm is a personal choice. If you decide to carry you should know firearm safety and be proficient with the firearm you choose to carry.

I have 35 years of Alaska outdoors experience, (so mine's bigger than yours ).

There are a lot of reasons to carry a firearm in the wilds such as signaling, survival and yes protection from wildlife.

A Google search will provide many results of people defending themselves from wildlife.

I know I would rather “suffer the inconvenience” of carrying a firearm when in the bush and not need it than wishing I had one when I needed it. There are many places my family travels to in the wilderness that I would not go without a firearm.

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Old 04-16-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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I know I would rather “suffer the inconvenience” of carrying a firearm when in the bush and not need it than wishing I had one when I needed it. There are many places my family travels to in the wilderness that I would not go without a firearm.
That's good preachin' right there^^^^^^!!!! I'd rather have it and not need it then need it and not have it!!!
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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An AK47
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:13 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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An AK47
For you women a shoulder-fired missile would be ideal. No recoil. A pink colored one would be nice.

After all, you do want to give the appearance of being feminine when you send some dude for a 300 mile ride.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Not trying to start any arguments here.

I personally know three people that saved their or a companions bacon because they used a firearm to kill a bear that would have killed them or someone in their group.

Carrying a firearm is a personal choice. If you decide to carry you should know firearm safety and be proficient with the firearm you choose to carry.

I have 35 years of Alaska outdoors experience, (so mine's bigger than yours ).

There are a lot of reasons to carry a firearm in the wilds such as signaling, survival and yes protection from wildlife.

A Google search will provide many results of people defending themselves from wildlife.

I know I would rather “suffer the inconvenience” of carrying a firearm when in the bush and not need it than wishing I had one when I needed it. There are many places my family travels to in the wilderness that I would not go without a firearm.
Bingo! That's the right answer.

When picking berries in late August I carry a Marlin .45-70 loaded with hard-cast ammo. Sometimes I also carry a 7-1/2" Freedom Arms .454 Casull loaded with hard-cast ammo. But a Mossberg 500 with a short barrel and stock, loaded with rifled slugs for smooth barrels is not bad.

Peper spray? Not for me, except for cooking .
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:18 PM
 
Location: AK
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I protect myself from the outdoors with a roof and walls. It works for now...
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Wow, I'm looking up some of the guns you folks have mentioned...some of them sure cost a lot. I don't need to do this on the cheap, but I do have to watch it a bit.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Wow, I'm looking up some of the guns you folks have mentioned...some of them sure cost a lot. I don't need to do this on the cheap, but I do have to watch it a bit.
This is an area you don't want to be cheap. However, check under the firearms section on Alaska's List and the Alaska Outdoor Forum. I've seen some used handguns on there at pretty good prices.


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Alaska's List : Alaska > General > Guns | Hunting
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