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Old 07-29-2013, 12:04 AM   #81
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I personally, have never felt the NEED to kill an animal until just recently when the gophers started really digging in our lawn. Seeing as how I'm not a hunter, and I don't like guts and such, and also because if I did kill them, my wife would have my nuts, I still haven't. Actually, I don't really agree with killing simply for entertainment. If you need to eat, or have a REALLY good reason, no issue.

I don't know why I feel the need to say this.......
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I personally, have never felt the NEED to kill an animal until just recently when the gophers started really digging in our lawn. Seeing as how I'm not a hunter, and I don't like guts and such, and also because if I did kill them, my wife would have my nuts, I still haven't. Actually, I don't really agree with killing simply for entertainment. If you need to eat, or have a REALLY good reason, no issue.

I don't know why I feel the need to say this.......
No matter. You felt the need so you said it.
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This thread looks like its gone off the rails and few are actually reading the whole thing. I'll try to summarize for the late comers.

The OP was interested in a defensive theory of trying to use the same strategy a rattlesnake uses as a defense. His basic idea was to use a blank round to make a loud warning against an aggressor before resorting to lethal force rounds.

Other posters chimed in. Some were interested, others thought it was a bad idea.

The OP bought some blanks to see if they would even cycle his semi-auto of possibly cause more problems by forcing a user to manually cycle the gun under stress. His blanks arrived. He tried them. They don't cycle.

This was never intended to be about defending against snakes, just about using a well known defensive tool that rattlesnakes employ.

Blanks would probably be a poor defense against snakes.

Buffalo hunting was an industry where they were hunted from trains and by large parties by the thousands. Similarities to people killing individual snakes that are troublesome to home, livestock, pets or family, is different.

But it seems like we could start separate threads on thoughts in defending against snakes and the ethics of mass scale hunting.

Hope this helps those who have come in late.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:11 PM   #84
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How About A Rattlesnake Defense Strategy?

For concealed carry, how about keeping a very hot blank round as your one in the pipe ammo?

Pros:

1: Makes Glock Leg (1911, any handgun) much less a threat to life and limb should the unfortunate event of a Negligent Discharge occur.

2: A warning shot, may very well stop the threat. One real round hitting an attacker, will only make the bad guy more angry that he got shot, and continue the attack. A blank (miss) may turn him around, thinking this guy is shooting at me, and I want to get away unhurt.

3: If the attack is too close and eminent for a warning shot, a blank round to the face will stop an attacker just as well as a bullet, and is just as likely to kill them as a real traditional bullet.

4: In court, after the attack, a warning blank, would be a good thing, showing deadly force was not your intent, you only wished to stop the attack.

Cons:

(you fill this part in)

(to let you know I am serous, I just ordered blanks http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/34618 )

How About A Rattlesnake Defense Strategy? - Training & Safety

"Used by military re-enactors, in ceremonies, for training exercises, in theatrical productions and hunting dog training, blank ammunition provides the report and realism of conventional ammunition without the projectile. "
Pros:

1. Horrible idea

2. Worse idea

3. Worst idea

4. Worstest idea EVER!
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Pros:

1. Horrible idea

2. Worse idea

3. Worst idea

4. Worstest idea EVER!
3 bordering on 4!!
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