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Old 02-13-2014, 03:58 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by hrlyguy2 View Post
Looks small but looks like a hell of a chamber .What is that.
North American Arms, they come in .22 short, .22 LR, and .22 Magnum.


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Old 02-13-2014, 04:36 PM   #32
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If you are very familiar and very comfortable and very proficient in the use of a firearm, then, by all means, carry one. However, camping presents many, many unforeseen and uncontrollable variables. Think about this.


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Old 02-13-2014, 05:03 PM   #33
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Grew up in firearms.And have own a few myself aswell as my wife.
We never carry on the road.Dogs once in a while.
But everyone should have the right to carry.
Only pulled my 9mm one time .As a person on drugs broke into our camper parked at home .As i walked in he was passed out not waking up. Yelled at the Wife called the police and he said it was his camper.Held him at gun point until the police came
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we never have any problems....
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CCW and any other blunt object laying around that I can get to first!
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:23 PM   #36
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Self Defense

Typically my method of defense is tossing the perp a beer from the fridge though... not many other methods are legal while intoxicated! So I dare you ALL TO BRING IT ON!
^ this. And if a beer don't cheer em up, a gentle tap with my 10lb extinguisher usually does the trick

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...Start with the term wasp spray...
Keep a can by the door in the rv and at home. Don't be surprised to see us answer the door with "can in hand".
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:47 PM   #38
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North American Arms, they come in .22 short, .22 LR, and .22 Magnum.
I have that one in the 22 magnum. I have thing about miniatures. Yes, we carry (not that cute little thing though) when we travel and/or camp. If an RV park announces no guns or weapons we drive on to find one that affords us self defense.

Face it folks, these big expensive tin cans we camp in aren't all that secure. That goes double to triple for those camping in hybrids. Escpecially for those who boondock in undeveloped areas.

It's not always humans that present the threat. Take that from a person who experienced the *foul* breath of a bear huffing in her face through thin canvas as a 9 year old girl. That sound and scent has stuck with me my entire life and the sheer terror was unimaginable unless you've been there. Yes, Dad was carrying but didn't have to shoot the bear. The sound of the gunshot was enough to convince him that he didn't want Weezer for a snack.

To date DH and I haven't had the misfortune of facing a physical threat while camping. I pray that continues to be true, but if it doesn't.....

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Old 02-13-2014, 05:48 PM   #39
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Hello Folks

Was interested to read what peeps have done or do for Self Defense while camping. Like do you take a firearm, bat, dog, etc...........

Seems that KOA's and such are for the most part safer then say public parks etc.............. ( assumption here )

While the potential threat of a an assault, burglary, etc............ is all over the US and will not go away ................. In this context what if any precautions do you take..............


The absolute best defense you can take is simple pure "Common Sense".

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Same thing the colonist did when they sensed an invasion by intruders who wanted what they had not earned.

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