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Old 02-06-2013, 04:31 PM   #11
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Self defence is all about the vibrant living. The end of old age, one protects what exactly?

The scene from Troy, where old ruler sneaks into the attacking army's tent with no weapons is more realistic in many ways.

If you fight for nothing at the end, maybe you fought for nothing your whole life?

All responces should be measured and approximate.

I should hope my last moments would not be contemplating or preparing for the demise of others, but rather the joys that have filled my life. I hope my final hour is spent as far as possible from law and order issues that consume our lives, and I can settle into the dust at peace with myself, and everyone else.
In life, I act responsibly with my G20, and in death, I will have place my firearms into other responsible hands to continue on my traditions.

Under my pillow? How about a photo of my Mother. That will be all the protection and comfort I will require.

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:40 PM   #12
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Gotta agree with Rampco88, my S&W 19-3, 4", loaded with whatever I have left.
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the same gun that has been on my night stand for 43 years. My 1935A French long, a pistol my father brought back from WWII. He gave it to me when I was 21. It's been with me this long, I suppose it can stay till the end. My son has already requested it and it will go to him.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:12 PM   #15
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That's a tough question. My grandfather passed back in July, and his .38 was in his hospice room till the end. He couldn't have used it if he had to, but knowing it was there was enough for him. I don't really know what i'd have at that point, but I'd guess it would need to be something I could still control at a fragile old age. My G30 has been with me since I was 22, so I am partial to it. But I have a Colt Trooper Mark III that was given to me years ago that I wouldn't sell for anything. Perhaps my AR on a swivel platform mounted to the bed rails?
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:54 PM   #16
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I 'spose I'd LIKE it to be an S&W 686 Plus 7-shot 5" .357 K-Frame, but, it'll probably be my S&W 36-1 5-shot heavy-barreled 3" .38 Special +P J-Frame.

Unless I'm lucky enough to go in the blink of an eye soon!

Hey, wait a minute...
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Originally Posted by PanBaccha View Post
Gun? Rather it'll be the AK 47 to the end.
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That's nor exactly a pillow gun
I have been told that this was the initial reason behind the "body pillow".
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Originally Posted by Rampco88 View Post
Always had this idea after going on a call as a beat cop years ago where a WWII Vet passed away in his bed. His son informed me that when we moved his dad's body, a loaded gun would be found under his pillow. Sure enough a well worn, loaded S&W M&P .38 special was right there. His son said his dad was a scrappy, tough SOB right to the end.

I figure when I get to an age where I'm not comfortable keeping my collection around - I'll par down to just one handgun for basically home protection or "under the pillow" security. The others will be passed on to my two sons, if still possible then??, to avoid any red tape issues, etc..

If such a scenario would occurr? Which "one gun" from your current collection would it be for you?

My choice: S&W 19-3 4" loaded with .38 +P's. Very accurate and easy to handle.
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Wow, great to see some wheel gun lovers. Mine will be my 3" S&W 19
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