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Old 03-12-2010, 10:27 PM   #11
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I'm curious. How often, if at all, will/does the mere presence of a firearm dissuade an attacker who may or may not be carrying as well?



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training is good for some people, but my aunt who is pushing her late sixty's is carrying a concealed weapon as i type this. and has been for over twenty years shes not about too go out and jump around and shoot bb's at her friends but she does go to the range and shoots and still hitting target pretty descent.so i hope they dont they tighten up the shooting qualifications any more then they have too.because in a lot of cases good people who cant do fast draws and two person shoot out scenarios because of age or health might be left unarmed completely.its already hard enough here in california so in my opinion no more regulations please.



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I would imagine that a lady in her sixties suddenly pulling a gun and shooting would have a huge surprise advantage. She would go from looking like easy prey to suddenly turning into a very scary proposition! If she knows how to draw and fire she is probably way ahead of half of the people who carry.

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I'm sixty years old and I ain't Rambo, but I am a vet and have proven hard to kill. I may wind up dead because I can't do all that ninja/tactical stuff. Then again, I may just shoot some zombie dead where they stand.

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I'm sixty years old and I ain't Rambo, but I am a vet and have proven hard to kill. I may wind up dead because I can't do all that ninja/tactical stuff. Then again, I may just shoot some zombie dead where they stand.
I have a feeling that even though you are not tacticool you could eff some bad guys up just by knowing how to keep your cool. Since you're a vet, that comes naturally and I wouldn't want to be that zombie in your sights. Personally, I prefer to knock the zombies out with the car door as I drive by, but that's just me.
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I'm sixty years old and I ain't Rambo, but I am a vet and have proven hard to kill. I may wind up dead because I can't do all that ninja/tactical stuff. Then again, I may just shoot some zombie dead where they stand.
I'm thinking I decided to start carrying because I am not a ninja. But I shoot and reload enough that I should probably be a partner at Hodgden by now!
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I am not a combat vet and don't mean to give that impression. I am just a vet. However, I have had some close encounters with firearms in my life.

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There is nothing more intimidating than having a gun pointed at you. And if the individual expresses the ability to handle that weapon, it is even more intimidating.

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I'm too old, fat, and stoged up to go jumping around shooting at people with plastic BBs but I'm confident I could handle myself in a "situation"-in fact I have in the past.

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I'm finding that one of the benefits of growing older is having gained real world experience in various areas.



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