Monday, March 12, 2007

Boomsticks: Get serious.

PDB has an open letter to those who insist on turning their handgun into a handsgun and other inanities. You should read it.


SpeakerTweaker said...

Nice! I'm gonna check out that person's blog more often. That's good advice, especially for folks who have the money but not the common sense to get into firearms/concealed carry.

Ambulance Driver said...

Kind of defeats the purpose of carrying a weapon, doesn't it? Might as well just use harsh language instead.

Around here, we do a warning shot, too. But it's the SECOND shot that goes in the air. *grin*

Mulliga said...

Good post. Only guns I keep with the pipe empty are long guns - and they always have the mag loaded.

Anonymous said...

I've been carrying Colt automatics cocked and locked for well over 40 years now. Never had one go off in my holster, pocket, or waistband. When I actually hunting with a long gun, I automatically chamber a round. But while I often keep the magazine of a rifle or shotgun loaded in my home or vehicle, I keep the chamber empty.

Is this a mental quirk? Perhaps, but I believe it has more to do with the handgun being under MY direct control, on my person, I will inevitably be away from the long gun from time to time.


Anonymous said...

Condition one always.

In every situation so far, I've never had to skin my piece much less touch it. Just removing my coat or jacket to expose the hog leg on my hip while moving behind cover was sufficient to send the vermin scurrying away every time.