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Old 11-09-2014, 02:55 PM
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has anyone boondocked with a gun for self protection?
and do you keep it loaded?
im considering carrying a hand gun while boondocking just wanted to know ups and downs
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:29 PM
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Curious as to what boondocking is....??
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:05 PM
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Curious as to what boondocking is....??
I would guess the word is meant to imply going out in the boondocks, as in camping, hiking, etc......

There's no sense in carrying a handgun for protection if it isn't loaded. Now as to whether to carry one with a round in the chamber, that is up to the individual. I personally do not carry a round in the chamber simply for safety, however, if I needed the weapon, I can rack one in very quickly.
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An unloaded gun is called a hammer or a club .

I have one auto and keep a Round chambered. But my carry around the homestead are all single action.
Fully loaded .
I suspect I live in the boondocks.
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Old 11-10-2014, 02:27 AM
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boondocking is living in a rv,van,car and not needing any hook ups
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No downs, only ups! Always loaded and one in the chamber.
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Old 11-10-2014, 03:17 AM
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Since I generally keep a side arm when I'm not in the ambulance I would recommend being ready to protect yourself while doing any sort of camping.

My personal worst "camping" experience was actually at a well known camping chain. We had some rowdy campers nearby who didn't care about the rules at all. Out in the boonies, you may not have as many rowdy neighbors but you also have fewer people to cover your back too.

Add me to the list of folks who believe a round should be in the pipe in your personal defense weapon.
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You could also carry a revolver with the hammer on an empty.
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Old 11-10-2014, 02:56 PM
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Years ago when we did a lot of boondocking I always carried.
Fully loaded with a round in the chamber.
Most always open carry.
There are way too many bad and crazy people in the world to be unarmed especially in a remote area.
When law enforcement is hours away you better be able to protect yourself and your family.
When law enforcement is minutes away you better be able to protect yourself.
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loaded always.....common sense should dictate
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Yes...and yes ...loaded and one in the pipe.
Newer revolvers don't really need to have hammer on an empty chamber.
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:42 AM
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Boondocking? (My spellchecker doesn't like the word!)

We live on a large farm. There are lots of coyotes around the property; bears (one or two of them quite large) occasionally wander through; and, although the herd has been recently downsized, there are usually plenty of mean-spirited buffalo in the pastures, and it's always best to stay away from them until it's roundup time.

I carry a G-21 which I keep in C-3. Whether I'm on the farm, or in town my pistol is always in C-3. In more than 20 years of carrying like this I haven't had any trouble stopping any sort of mean or ornery critters.

If there's a trick to it, don't let yourself get unexpectedly ambushed at close range; and you should be fine. Me? I've always had a knack for, 'seeing it coming'; and I'm not, at all, shy about immediately putting a pistol in my hand (Just like the police are trained to do!) should the occasion ever arise.

Works for me!
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