Freaking Out Neighbors

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Benning Boy, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    I practice alot with the sword. I used to get bamboo stalks, go to the backyard, and practice cuts. Given the prices of green bamboo, I've had to change over to pool noodles. Not a challenging cut, but useful for feedback on the trajectory of your cut.

    So I'm out chunking away, getting all zen-like in my concentration, finish, look up, and my neighbors look horrified.

    I go through the Break Free after the range, and the wife hates the smell, so I try to clean the EBR on the porch, post range, as much as possible.

    Again, the neighbors just look horrified.

    Do you guys freak out the neighbors?
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Only the ones I don't like. ;)

    Actually, I keep an extremely low profile. We live in a nice neighborhood, but it's full of yuppie leftist scum.
     

  3. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    I never let ANYONE see my guns, even going to and from the car they are in a case. I would hate to come home some day and find them all gone....that is if I owned any, which I don't, cause they all fell overboard last year in a boating accident...:eek:
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I remember that boat trip. That's where I lost mine too. :D
     
  5. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    That's right buddy, it was last summer when we were on Tahoe...as luck would have it the damned party barge we were on sprang a leak in both pontoons and all the firearms went down with the boat in 1200' of water...what a bummer that was...:(
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Yup, that's exactly how I remember it too.

    Sorry 'bout the threadjack. ;)
     
  7. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    "Protected by the 2nd Amendment" sign on the front lawn, FirearmsTalk.com decal on my car, and black unmarked cases in and out of my car (range trips). Dunno if it freaks out the neighbors.:rolleyes:
     
  8. fisher77

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    My neigbors moved. Dont know if I freaked them out or not. I did fuc# with them pretty bad. They were as#holes.
     
  9. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Dnthmn, where you been, playa?:)
     
  10. Gojubrian

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    For most of my karate years we practiced outside. People frequently drove by and shouted....whatever came to their teeny little minds,lol.

    Pretty neat about the swords. I would have come over for some lessons. :)
     
  11. skullcrusher

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    Sometimes when I am plinkin' away on my home range, the guy who lives on top of the hill brings down a couple and plinks with me. His wife is a little freaky, but she shoots as well. :D
     
  12. stalkingbear

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    I live on a farm in the country and have a range in the backyard. My neighbors (very few) are used to it so they don't think anything about it-at least they've never complained to me about it.
     
  13. Benning Boy

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    The pool noodles don't lie. After the cut, if you inspect the noodle, you can see if your cut remained straight, or if you twisted your wrist, resulting in a wavy, undisciplined cut.

    It's pretty cool.:cool:
     
  14. phrogmech

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    Dont have any neighbors close enough to watch me load or unload my vehicles, but for those brave souls who would like take what I have worked hard for, I do have access to backhoe, for emergency disposal problems.
     
  15. Gojubrian

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    "Undisciplined cut", nice, I know exactly what you're talking about. One guy I trained with was really into swords, he even has several engraved katanas from the war. He has some really high dollar swords that I could have bought a nice gun with. :eek:
     
  16. wsearfoss

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    neighbors

    Heck, I freak my neighbors out all the time, but it has nothing to do with firearms. I have no idea what their reaction would be to me sitting here with a PPK on my hip! :D
     
  17. GatorDude

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    My neighbors freak me out. Hence, the guns... :rolleyes: But, I try to keep a very low profile with my guns. I do things like pack the guns and the ammo in a laptop bag for the trip to the car. I'll move my car to a back entrance of the building so that people don't see me take a cased long gun across the parking lot.
     
  18. wsearfoss

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    Right

    I absolutely agree! My wife and kids know that “NEVER TELL” means just that never tell. When I was holster shopping and took my firearm out to try a holster my son asked “won’t people now know you have your friend on?” I answered “its ok they have their friends on too”

    We use a gyn bag to go back a forth to the range.
     
  19. c3shooter

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    Remember meeting our new neighbor for the first time. Had just come in from the field. Had been running an OPFOR (bad guy) team for tactics exercise. I was in my role as Achmed- wearing a black burnoose, got out of the car, was carrying my "rubber duckie" AK 47 and RPG into the house when new neighbor stepped out into HIS front yard. A few months later we had a beer and a laugh together, but his initial thoughts were "OMG- what have I done moving in here?"
     
  20. spittinfire

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    My neighbors don't care. I did freak out a lady at a resturant one time though. My dad and I had just finished some trap shooting and were on our way home. He started inside and I started pulling the guns out of the back to lock them in the cab of my truck. I had 3 long guns and he said this lady's eyes got bigger with each gun case. I thought it was funny.