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Old 04-17-12, 22:20
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Telling someone their gun is showing is almost like telling someone their pants are unzipped around here.
Yea, but you La. people are a little different anyway

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Old 04-17-12, 22:23
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Yea, but you La. people are a little different anyway

Just sayin'
Makes the phrase "nice gun" kinda iffy does it not?
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Old 04-18-12, 06:41
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Fred, you can't hunt birds that way. Safety on, until shouldering the gun. You can, but you are probably going to have an empty game bag at the end of day.
And that's pretty much what I mean by practicing gun safety. I can walk a field, the woods, thick brush, go up or down steep ridges safely.
That's not all there is too safety, but I am familar with my guns.
The safety is on or the gun unloaded for some obstacles, but when you are actually on the hunt, you are the safety.
Hunt however you want. I will have the safety on until ready to shoot. I have killed a decent amount of the bird of peace in the past. Safety on that gun is right next to the trigger, hit the safety with your trigger finger's first joint, then shoot. Is not hard. Hard part will be me hitting moving critters. Been shooting stationary targets for a while.

Usually have the safety off right before the gun is shouldered.
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Old 04-18-12, 17:35
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Gloozit, we been over this... Layered approach to gun safety! Safety on, gun pointed in a safe direction, finger off the trigger... Never rely on just one part of the layered system.

And is dove hunting. If they do it in Texas like I used to here, you don't walk around. Pick a position in a field by some cover, and wait for the bird of peace to fly over.
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Old 04-19-12, 08:37
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I prefer a bolt-action shotgun when hunting. Not only is the safety a more effective trigger block, preventing it from tripping the hammer, but by popping open the bolt, it's easy to render it very quickly unfireable, because the bolt rotates around and prevents even an unsafed trigger from firing.

Plus the position of the thumb safety means I can get it with a glove and not have to disrupt my aim to find the safety.
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Do that pheasant hunting. Let me know your total.
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Maybe your reaction time is better than mine. :P
doubt it, i'm 51, but learned gun safety from my dad & that elementary school class we had to take, kinda rural where i grew up. sorry i'd never hunt pheasants with ya. you keep the safety on until ready to pull that trigger, heck most the time i walk with my side by side cracked open and i still have time to snap it shut, thumb the safety to off, and get off a shot
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Old 04-19-12, 18:27
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I prefer a bolt-action shotgun when hunting. Not only is the safety a more effective trigger block, preventing it from tripping the hammer, but by popping open the bolt, it's easy to render it very quickly unfireable, because the bolt rotates around and prevents even an unsafed trigger from firing.

Plus the position of the thumb safety means I can get it with a glove and not have to disrupt my aim to find the safety.
Bolt action shotgun. Interesting. I have heard of them. Ever used the 'safety' on a Mosin Nagant?
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No, but I looked it up and it seems a touch silly.

The one I've got is a Mossberg 173C in .410 which is technically a youth model, but I'm in a brushy area and I use it for rabbits and occasionally blasting possums bothering the chickens. Easier to bring it to bear in a barn or heavy brush than a full-size gun.

Plus the safety is easier to find with a gloved thumb and quieter if I'm sneaking up on something. It's only single shot though. I'd like one with a magazine, just for possums.
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No, but I looked it up and it seems a touch silly.

The one I've got is a Mossberg 173C in .410 which is technically a youth model, but I'm in a brushy area and I use it for rabbits and occasionally blasting possums bothering the chickens. Easier to bring it to bear in a barn or heavy brush than a full-size gun.

Plus the safety is easier to find with a gloved thumb and quieter if I'm sneaking up on something. It's only single shot though. I'd like one with a magazine, just for possums.
In Soviet Russia, safety sets you. I like the safety on the Mauser. I am not sure how good it is internally, and of course we never rely on the safety, but it seems to be a very effective battle safety.
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Gloozit, what do you think about the 4 day defensive class at Front Sight?

http://www.frontsight.com/courses/de...ing-course.asp

Interested in your thoughts.
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Here in West Virginia, dogs are an alarm system.
When they go off, protection gets brought out.
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Gloozit, a couple of my shooting buds from Texas just got back from the FS course, they were very impressed. Defiantly going to try to make one of those classes. People in their class ranged from people who had never fired a gun before, to current LEO and current and ex military, to just shooters.

Apparently there was a ND at that course. Person violated 2 of the main rules. Pointed the gun at something they did not want to shoot, had their finger on the trigger before the gun was on target, and they shot therself in the the leg.
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The only time a safety is any good is if the gun is unloaded. Even so I treat all guns as instantly ready to fire at the pull of a trigger. Even a dissassembled one.
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I disagree Triaxx. While I would never rely on just the safety, it is an additional measure that helps prevent a ND.
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Even so I've heard stories of safeties failing so I presume any gun, safetied or not is going to discharge at any moment. Does it prevent it, of course, not, but it means I never forget to be safe with the gun. Which is ultimately the point of gun safety anyway.

Though like gun control, both hands is the best safety you can use.
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Even so I've heard stories of safeties failing so I presume any gun, safetied or not is going to discharge at any moment. Does it prevent it, of course, not, but it means I never forget to be safe with the gun. Which is ultimately the point of gun safety anyway.

Though like gun control, both hands is the best safety you can use.
Thus the layered approach to gun safety. The safety, if the gun has one, can add one more layer. None of the layers by themselves are foolproof.
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my idea of gun safety :D
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my idea of gun safety :D
I like that picture. Too many AR type guns for me. Two or 3 AR-15's is enough. I am liking the old WWII battle rifles these days. Reach out and touch a target, with open sights.
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Here in West Virginia, dogs are an alarm system.
When they go off, protection gets brought out.
lol That is pretty common in some other places of this planet, not just WV.
However, dog is the most reliable alarm system, even better than camera system.
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Here is a good reason for knowing your target.

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