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    Quote Originally Posted by jennymae View Post
    Well, more than you think, I'd say. My dad taught all of us kids, boy and girls, to operate guns from an early age. People oughta learn how to handle a gun responsibly.

    I like my Vaquero even it's so big I have to use both hands, but that way it's safer for e everybody.
    I absolutely agree... it's just the non-gun parents I'd be concerned with. There are so many negative stereotypes presented by all the media, that getting parents to agree to let little Johnny/Janie learn how to shoot one of those "dangerous things" might be a struggle. But, it might not, either....

    I really like the Vaqueros... If I could get the older model Bisley Vaquero, I could still shoot the heavier loads in it.... if I wanted to.
    My old .45 Blackhawk with a 7.5" barrel would stand straight up in my hand with some of my loads... more power than was necessary... but I was younger and thought it was fun. A 320gr hardcast bullet leaving the barrel at over 1150fps generates no small amount of recoil... especially in the relatively light Blackhawk.
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    Kids will learn about them, wrongly of course, from the idiot tube, unless we put on the big boys and teach them right.
    It is a fun sport, and since you can't be a felon and legally participate you naturally get the opportunity
    to fellowship with good people, people who are the back bone of society.

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    We have a high school near here that requires Hunters Safety for graduation, a do gooder, anti gun couple didn't want their daughter to participate, the forward thinking instructor asked if their daughter was a baby sitter, and explained this would instruct her on what to do if a child came out with dads bed stand gun. That scenario played out just as described just a few weeks after the class with the daughter knowing how to ask the child to lay the firearm down and then call a neighbor to come make it safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shittim View Post
    We have a high school near here that requires Hunters Safety for graduation, a do gooder, anti gun couple didn't want their daughter to participate, the forward thinking instructor asked if their daughter was a baby sitter, and explained this would instruct her on what to do if a child came out with dads bed stand gun. That scenario played out just as described just a few weeks after the class with the daughter knowing how to ask the child to lay the firearm down and then call a neighbor to come make it safe.
    Oh wow....
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    I went through my sons hunter safety course with him.

    I wanted to make sure I didn't teach him something that was against what he learned or that they might teach him something that didn't make any sense.

    I was surprised I was the only adult that went through all the classes. The instructor asked me if I wanted my hunters safety certification at the end but I said no. I was born before, I think its 1986 that they started requiring it, so I didn't need it.

    At the end of the class they carried their hunting rifles out into the field and showed that they could safely load and unload the rifle and that they knew where their safety was on the rifle and always pointed the barrel in a safe direction. Overall I think it was a really good thing for new hunters. Especially since most of them were 12yrs old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpa View Post
    I went through my sons hunter safety course with him.

    I wanted to make sure I didn't teach him something that was against what he learned or that they might teach him something that didn't make any sense.

    I was surprised I was the only adult that went through all the classes. The instructor asked me if I wanted my hunters safety certification at the end but I said no. I was born before, I think its 1986 that they started requiring it, so I didn't need it.

    At the end of the class they carried their hunting rifles out into the field and showed that they could safely load and unload the rifle and that they knew where their safety was on the rifle and always pointed the barrel in a safe direction. Overall I think it was a really good thing for new hunters. Especially since most of them were 12yrs old.
    Oh my goodness...That "range time" after the class was nightmarish for me. I hated the class-room, (homeschooled, and always will be), but the field day was worse. A bunch of kids waving guns around. As someone who had been "helping" daddy clean his guns since about 4 and shooting at age 8 it seemed like they were waving their muzzles all over the place. I was sure someone was going to get shot before the day was out. lol (Looking back, it really couldn't have been that bad, but it seemed that way!)
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    Anybody here own body armor? What level did you end up picking?

    It seems to me that level IIIA would be the most practical for an armed citizen. Well, except for the really light stuff you can slip under clothes.
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    Anybody here own body armor? What level did you end up picking?

    It seems to me that level IIIA would be the most practical for an armed citizen. Well, except for the really light stuff you can slip under clothes.
    naah..... superman don't NEED body armor....
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    If only I were so super. :P

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    naah..... superman don't NEED body armor....
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    In our classes we are within arms reach of the student, we strive to maintain control over the firearm when the student is handling.
    Grandpa- That was great of you, you built a wonderful memory into the grandchild.
    My grandson`attended school in a raging liberal college town near here, junior high history teacher was explaining
    the civil war cap and ball revolvers saying "I don't suppose any of you have ever seen or fired one", his was the only hand to go up.
    It's cool to be a grandpa!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shittim View Post
    In our classes we are within arms reach of the student, we strive to maintain control over the firearm when the student is handling.
    Grandpa- That was great of you, you built a wonderful memory into the grandchild.
    My grandson`attended school in a raging liberal college town near here, junior high history teacher was explaining
    the civil war cap and ball revolvers saying "I don't suppose any of you have ever seen or fired one", his was the only hand to go up.
    It's cool to be a grandpa!
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    You live near San Francisco?

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    No, in the midwest, I find that 1550 miles is close enough! Ha!

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    No, in the midwest, I find that 1550 miles is close enough! Ha!
    I am in fly over country!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desdichado View Post
    Anybody here own body armor? What level did you end up picking?

    It seems to me that level IIIA would be the most practical for an armed citizen. Well, except for the really light stuff you can slip under clothes.
    No. No body armor.

    All my firearm and ammo purchases have been for hunting and grizzly protection which doubles as home security.

    Body armor would be like getting ready for an invasion. I'm not prepared for that.

    It would be kind of cool to have a bullet proof vest. But when would you wear it? Maybe if you lived in a city with riots...??

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    Bingo. I frequently travel and never quite know where. For all I know my next job could be outside Chicago, Detroit, DC, etc.



    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpa View Post
    No. No body armor.

    All my firearm and ammo purchases have been for hunting and grizzly protection which doubles as home security.

    Body armor would be like getting ready for an invasion. I'm not prepared for that.

    It would be kind of cool to have a bullet proof vest. But when would you wear it? Maybe if you lived in a city with riots...??
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    Those are dangerous places---used to live in Chicago...

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    I live just north of Dallas... and I don't even carry concealed very often. I have the option, if I think it's advisable, but I don't often do it.

    If I lived/worked someplace like Chicago/Detroit/DC/east Dallas, I'd probably carry more frequently, but I'm not sure I'd want body armor. Seems unnecessary to me, as I would prefer to use situation awareness to be my first defense.

    I know that doesn't always work, but, hey... at 62, I've lived a long, happy life... LOL..... JK, JK....
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    we would miss you, please carry
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    Those are dangerous places---used to live in Chicago...
    Especially DC. You know how many dangerous criminals are there?

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    Yep, so far I've been pretty good at avoiding thoroughly dangerous areas, but you never know. It may be that next cycle I'll have an awesome gig in a district that touches a real dump.

    If that happens, I'm getting my body armor and a shotgun, because my AR isn't legal in most dumps. :P Imagine that...

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