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Should Everyone Have A Tactical Pistol?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by jeremy_283, Feb 14, 2012.

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Should Every One Own At Least One Large Caliber Pistol?

Poll closed Mar 15, 2012.
  1. Yes

    69 vote(s)
    62.2%
  2. No

    42 vote(s)
    37.8%
  1. jeremy_283

    jeremy_283 [OP] Super Member

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    Is it a good idea to own at least one larger caliber pistol for self-defense purposes? Is it really necessary?
     
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    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    No..then every tom dick and harry would own one. Having a safety class would raise the cost of ownership. Most of the people i know could care less about guns..one dude i work with would probably wind up shooting himself, hes the "barney fife" of the shop.
     
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    ...define "large"...?... .40, 10mm, .44spl/mag, .45, ..460mag, .500mag, .454casul, ..?

    the real answer is whatever you can confortable handle..
     
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    Depends on who you're talking to. I wouldn't trust an airsoft gun to a guy who just got out the looney bin for fits of blind rage. Everyone with a stable head and that knows how to carry a gun properly, safely, isn't going to go around brandishing it, will use it solely for self defense purposes if need be, and wants to carry should have one.
     
  5. jeremy_283

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    Well I've grown up around guns (not heavily involved though) but would like to have a 9mm for self defense purposes and just cause I'm an enthusiast and like to shoot.
     
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    Additionally, I have some other money saving goals and am trying to figure out if a gun is really "needed" or not.
     
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    Yes, they should...
     
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    is OP new to handguns?... i'd recommend taking a basic pistol course for starters... if you plan on going beyond just target shooting, ..i'd also recommend advanced training - that's where you really get the understanding of properly employing it in dynamic SD situations: proper extension, firing off the draw, trigger slack-out, dealing w/ malfunctions under pressure, shoot-while-moving, proper holster/reholster, mag changes, close-quarters, room-clearing, low-light, etc...
     
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    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    No

    It's illegal
     
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    SnowroxKT AK SnowroxKT

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    Not literally "everyone."
    But competent people should. Now, how we weed out the incompetent.. it's complicated.
     
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    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    nobody can tell you if you "Need" a weapon.

    if you feel unsafe, and are competent with one, go ahead.
     
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    Well I just got a new house and to my understanding I could discharge in my yard (although it wouldn't be a habit) and I just wanted to verify. I would be firing into a suitable backdrop that contains the bullets on my property. Firing in my back yard would be a once a month thing IF that. I've shot with buddies and their 9mm before and I grew up with a 22 hand gun as well as rifles. I do have a hunting license and have taken those basic classes before. I do intend to take a more advance course if I were to own a larger handgun.
     
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    What? why? I do not want some people owning handguns... That is my opinion. :)
     
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    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    Your neighbors can report you, even if you're on private property; and the cops will stop you from firing.

    ask me how I know.
     
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    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    Bingo
     
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    OP is in MO, ..big difference from HI..
     
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    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    ah, thats true.

    well
    Screw you guys and your loose gun laws
     
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    hehe... do a web search on "knob creek maching gun shoot" or "southern ohio machine gun shoot"... :D
     
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