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Old 05-21-2011, 07:39 AM   #81
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:31 PM   #82
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Here's an idea I had read about earlier. Take a small fire extinguisher, get all the powder out, and charge it up with cayenne pepper instead.
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Pt. II of the same inquiry

Where do you stow you firearm(s) when on board?

Do you take any special precautions*to protect*your firearms against the marine environment?** KJ
*I think pt. II of the inquiry got lost in the heat of this rather enlightening "discussion"

This then, is*only directed at those pistol packin' desperados among you that actually leave you arsenal on board.********* KJ

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I guess I'll never get this part of my inquiry addressed.*** KJ

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Old 05-22-2011, 06:13 AM   #84
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One between the mattress and headboard, another in its box in*a drawer in aft "stateroom". Both locked in a brief case if kids around, haven't had any onboard yet.

Best kept folded in a "silicone cloth" very lightly, and seldom,*oiled inside and out. Even a Stainless model will have lots of steel parts inside.

I only bring handguns and only for over night cruises.

P.S. I don't*suggest others carry or ridicule those who do not.

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Old 05-22-2011, 08:53 AM   #85
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I have no interest in guns and am therefore not you're average Alaskan so I had'nt read any of this thread until it got to page 9. I thought "what on earth could they be talking about". So I've read it. Not very interesting. We have bear spray and the boat's job is to carry the spray to where it may be needed. It says on the can "not to be used on humans". I don't own a gun. Never have and am probably the only one in Thorne Bay in that category. I don't like the gun mentality and have survived these many years without but I admit there could be a time when I'd like to have one but not likely. Most of the time though one would probably be safer leaving the gun stowed (as per some of the preceding discussion) than doing a shoot out. So no gun on my boat.
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When traveling in remote areas close to land* and I mean If you ever get any where near the rest of Alaska.*or any other remote place in the world*I would carry some sort of way of procuring game. *Stuff happins. Boats sink without warning all the time.* Radio/electronics fail. *If you ever find yourself in the dingy headed for shore and no boat behind you.

*You better be prepared to survive.**If you want out alive.

*Like Guns. Don't Like guns.

*It is a tool. Same as a knife, spear, club or a sharpe stone.

Don't be caught without it.

If you are taveling anywhere in the lower 48 There are other reasons to bear arms.

Know the law where ever.

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Old 05-22-2011, 07:45 PM   #87
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In Alaska, doesn't that mean something like a firearms collection/armory*consisting of*a 338 Winchester Magnum, 12-gauge shotgun, 22 rimfire rifle, and a 357 or 44 magnum pistol.* No?
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Winchester Defender, 4/0 buck.

(Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency).
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I would not like to be anchored and defenseless when hearing someone step on board!

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Jean Claude Timothy, got to be a Hatian!
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*Steve, I suspect you are right.* There is a large group of Haitians at Marsh Harbor.* The out islands of the Abacos use them for labor, but usually send them back to Marsh Harbor by ferry every night.* Boat thefts have become a problem.* When anchored in a beautiful out of the way place, you could be dumped overboard with no signs left.* Not a pleasant thought!

There are pirates in many parts of the world.*


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And you think having a gun(s) onboard (possibly even with a lock on it) as someone gets on your boat in the middle of the night, armed and ready to steal your boat, will stop this?
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And you think having a gun(s) onboard (possibly even with a lock on it) as someone gets on your boat in the middle of the night, armed and ready to steal your boat, will stop this?
*not necessarily......** but I would at least have a better chance of equal odds..

we also have pfd's on the boat.. we can all swim but we stand a better chance of survival if we have to go in the water for any length of time.

it really gets down to what you are comfortable with... I dont think any less of anyone that chooses not to arm themselves ... it is a personal choice

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And you think having a gun(s) onboard (possibly even with a lock on it) as someone gets on your boat in the middle of the night, armed and ready to steal your boat, will stop this?
*Don't know and can't know until faced with the situation.* I do know that I would feel awfully stupid under those conditions.*if I had the chance to arm myself and didn't.

When I am anchored, there are no locks on any firearms on board.* There are bad people in the world.* Some want what you have.* Some just want you dead.* I do not plan to accomodate them.

I do have a clear shot from my bunk to the entryway, and keep it that way.* I have served in the military and have been an active hunter.* I know how and when to use a firearm.* My advice is do not have one if you won't use it.**Firearms are not for scaring people.* That is not their purpose.
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Winchester Defender, 4/0 buck.

(Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency).
*There is nothing quite like the sound of hearing the cold steel of a Winchester slide action chambering a 12 guage shell.* That alone will send most thieves scurrying----and rightly so.
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And you think having a gun(s) onboard (possibly even with a lock on it) as someone gets on your boat in the middle of the night, armed and ready to steal your boat, will stop this?
*It will stop it from happening to me........

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That whole thing about the sound of racking a 12 gage shell is straight from TV. Mine are all loaded with one in the chamber, safety on. The only sound a burglar MIGHT hear is a "click" then... lights out. The second burglar might hear the racking sound on my 12 gage.
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That whole thing about the sound of racking a 12 gage shell is straight from TV. Mine are all loaded with one in the chamber, safety on. The only sound a burglar MIGHT hear is a "click" then... lights out. The second burglar might hear the racking sound on my 12 gage.
*While the sound is "straight from tv" I had a friend that thought it would be funny to scare the crap out of me late one night by removing the lights on my stairway and standing at the top of the stairs in the dark, rack the slide on my unloaded in his mind (it had a empty chamber but a loaded magazine) 12 gauge riot shotgun.** I.. in my calmest voice called out his name.. I figured he was probably slightly buzzed.. and told him not to move at the gun was loaded. When he reached down and turned on the light the barrel was about 6' in front of my face.* I don't know which was worse for him.. how bad he had scared himself with the thought of what he had done ....or how badly I beat the **** out of him after he put down the gun.* I will confirm that the sound of a shotgun chambering a round will get your attention..

And no this has not deterred me from gun ownership.

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That would sure deterr me in my choice of friends!
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That whole thing about the sound of racking a 12 gage shell is straight from TV. Mine are all loaded with one in the chamber, safety on. The only sound a burglar MIGHT hear is a "click" then... lights out. The second burglar might hear the racking sound on my 12 gage.
Kieth, what you heard may have been on TV.* In a duck blind at daybreak the sound of the slide action of a Winchester model 12 is quite distinguisable.* If I heard that sound in the dark, it would be a deterrent.* Believe me!


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