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I just had an incident this morning, that gave me a reminder to strap it on when I put my pants on!
Every morning, when my wife goes to work, I let her out the front gate! Then I return to the house, or to the barn to let the horses out!
This morning, for some stupid reason, I did not slip a gun in my pants pocket. Just about a minute after the wife left the phone started ringing, but I could not get to it before it stopped. (I was walking up the driveway to barn, about 400 feet long).

I got to the barn checked the caller ID, it was the wife! I just continued to put the horses out. She calls back, and says there were two very weird acting guys walking down our road toward our house as she went to work. I look out and can see at least one of them, walking and I HAVE NO GUN!! It is a couple hundred feet to the house.

To say the least, I hot footed it to the house, checked for the JUDGE, which was setting loaded on the kitchen table, picked up my 905 and paddle holster, and went to the front door of my house!!

I look out and see where these guys were. Well I only see one of them, but he is walking angrily past my house, and as he gets to my mail box (which is a hardened steel type) he hauls off and punches the mail box. Then spent a little time rubbing his fist.

No I did not open the door and yell at him for trying to break his fist on my mail box. But I did call the Sheriff's non emergency #, and report him with description, as there are numerous houses close to the road where he was headed, and he was up to NO GOOD!

I am happy to say, two sheriffs cars shortly went down the road looking for these guys.

You know I am kicking myself, for being unprotected this morning. and not even having my cell phone. They could have been close to my gate when I let the wife out, giving me a problem!! They could have jumped my fence entering my property, where I could not observe them, giving me a problem.

The whole theme of this post, is like others!

YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU MIGHT NEED IT!!

I did not, but could have from the one who had some anger issues already.

I AM KICKING MYSELF FOR BREAKING MY OWN GUIDELINES FOR HERE ON THE FARM!!!

I also am getting concerned that after almost 10 weeks, KSP has not sent me my CC paperwork.
 

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Good lesson Robby. Ordinary times can change to extra-ordinary in the blink of an eye without warning.
 

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Robby said:
I AM KICKING MYSELF FOR BREAKING MY OWN GUIDELINES FOR HERE ON THE FARM!!!
Anyone can make a mistake. A wise person learns from their mistakes. Sounds like you just learned one. ;)
 

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wow!!! I have gotten into the habit of always putting in on when I get dressed. I had a real bad habit of leaving it on the kitchen table, and going to bed, then the hubby pointed something out that I never thought of.

If someone was to break in my back dor, they would get my gun on the table, and be one up on us!! YIKES
 

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wow!!! I have gotten into the habit of always putting in on when I get dressed. I had a real bad habit of leaving it on the kitchen table, and going to bed, then the hubby pointed something out that I never thought of.

If someone was to break in my back dor, they would get my gun on the table, and be one up on us!! YIKES
That was one of my points, my Big JUDGE was sitting on the table, from yesterday, when we had a coyote run thru the property in the rain.The back door was not locked!!! I cannot pocket carry that one, but I could have had it in my hand. I did not, so yep it should have been put away, and either of my other guns should have been in the pocket, or holster when I let the wife out to go to work.
 

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If I'm just putzing around the house rather than deal with a belt gun I do toss a snubbie into a pocket and go from there (plus extra ammo).

Small frame revolvers are good for that.

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Just established...

Robby's Law:
One's need for for one's Taurus Judge increases in direct proportion to one's distance from it.
 

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Dave85 said:
Just established...

Robby's Law:
One's need for for one's Taurus Judge increases in direct proportion to one's distance from it.
I love my JUDGE, but recently due to certain problems, it is much easier to throw a 6 rd 357, or 5 rd 9mm revolver in the front pocket, unless I am going to use the tractor, or haul a bunch of horse poop to the pile in the field. That is always where I see the coyote's, or occasional bobcat. "I am also a heck of a lot more accurate with the JUDGE, than either snubby!!"
 

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I'm Glad you and your wife are safe Robby were all like family here and I'd hate for anyone to get hurt let alone one of us. good leason learned for all of us.
be safe Rick
 

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45 Forever said:
I'm Glade you and your wife are safe Robby were all like family here and I'd hate for anyone to get hurt let alone one of us. good leason learned for all of us.
be safe Rick
I Agree!!45
 

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45 Forever said:
I'm Glade you and your wife are safe Robby were all like family here and I'd hate for anyone to get hurt let alone one of us. good leason learned for all of us.
be safe Rick
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I Agree!!45
I was glad the way it went down. The wife was gone to work, out of the picture totally. The guy would have been no danger to me, because of my wifes being aware of them as she went to work and informing me.

The only dumb thing, is almost a year after getting back into guns, I blew my own rule of being armed, and aware. Well not really, as he did not get in my sight until some minutes after my wifes call. I set the rule as a result of home invasions that went on near by, then being tired with other stuff on my mind I forgot.

I WILL NOT FORGET AGAIN! at least not in the near future.
 

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I've been in a similar situation Robby, where you've wanted it reached to ensure yourself it's there and then feel that emptiness in your stomach when you realize it's not with you.
 

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Steelheart said:
If I'm just putzing around the house rather than deal with a belt gun I do toss a snubbie into a pocket and go from there (plus extra ammo).

Small frame revolvers are good for that.

Steelheart
I agree Steelheart, my wife thinks I'm looney to pack even in the house, but hey if someone busts in do you have time to run to the back of the house or upstairs? You have to confront the problem right then, I keep my snubbie on me in the house. Also it doesn't hurt to keep one on doing yard work, farmwork. A couple of years ago I had a wild dog come right up to the house on the farm, I had my .22 on me at the time, I don't know how long he'd been wild, but I think he was going to attempt one of the new calves, he's wild anymore.
 

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*not wild anymore
 

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Robby, have you ever thought about keeping a stainless down at the barn, maybe in a ziploc or a bianchi bag? That way, if you ever needed a friend, it would be there without having to go back to the house.......just a thought.
 

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*not wild anymore
Gunfun you can fix your post any time you need to believe me I do it all the time just hit the modify button in the upper right corner and you can edit your original post and save it and it will return to the original location. :)
 

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The only thing there is if those guys had been snooping or you get snoopers in the future they may turn that friend into an enemy, if it was discovered.
 

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Thanks 45 I'll try that next time.
 

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texastaurusguy said:
Robby, have you ever thought about keeping a stainless down at the barn, maybe in a ziploc or a bianchi bag? That way, if you ever needed a friend, it would be there without having to go back to the house.......just a thought.
I'd lean towards a cheap long gun for that. If you look around I'd expect you could find a used single shot shotgun for less than $50. Seal the gun and some ammo with a kitchen vacuum sealer (I wouldn't pull a vacuum but would put something in to asorb moisture) and tuck it up someplace no one would look, Maybe even under a pile of horse poop???

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Glad that things turned out the way they did. Except for the whole not having your gun part. I also agree with stashing a weapon in the barn.

I forgot my gun one morning after I left for work. I didn't even realize it until I'd been here for a couple of hours. Nothing happened that I would have needed it. But I just felt odd without it. Kind of like when you leave your watch, or wallet or cell phone at home. I drove 20-25 minutes round trip back home to get it.
 
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