Alone with two dogs is way better than alone

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by Nik, May 3, 2018.

  1. Sheila Braund

    Sheila Braund Well-Known Member

    I just got me guy license last year.... I only got my non-restriction .... As soon as I got it I knew I will have to get my restricted license as well. I can see me becoming a gun collector as well. Right now I just inherited My father in laws REM 22.
    I got it because of the coyote problem. And yes it's my gun, not my husbands. As he says I know more about guns and I'm a better shoot the. He is lol

    And Nik, going outside and leaving both dogs behind..... So glad the wierdo's didn't try something.....you have to me more careful My dear! I've had to step out of the door too now and then....but I leave my heel in the door way so it doesn't close all the way.... And I hold the knob in my hand so Bella can't open the door....but she's still right there,barking like crazy of course.... I do it that way so if there is trouble.... The door can be opened more very quickly and the person at the door knows I have back up. Nik you have a good heart, and I do understand you're feelings about the others dog. Bad people count on good hearted people being kind so they can take advantage of that....so glad you and your dogs are ok
     
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  2. Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave Well-Known Member

    Thanks and....that pic looks like a Kel-Tek....anyway, what do I know???
     
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  3. Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave Well-Known Member

    We've been to Ashville...toured some kind of mansion there...nice country.
     
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  4. trg

    trg Well-Known Member

    No actually a dp-12 holds 16, pump once, pull the trigger twice, repeat 7 more times. Hard to beat a 12 gauge imho.
     
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  5. trg

    trg Well-Known Member

    That would be the Biltmore house I’m sure. Glad you liked the area, we like it.
     
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  6. Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave Well-Known Member

    Biltmore it was.....thanks. One pump, 2 trigger...wow...you can repel boarders with that for sure !!!
     
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  7. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    Hey Nik,
    Thinking about you, have you had any more problems from that couple?
     
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  8. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    Yes (probably)! I just wrote a new thread about this and the other assorted scary/stressful things of the last few days. Which on retrospect sounds very negative nancy and honestly there are also a lot of very nice positive things that have occurred as well. I think just last night and this morning have gotten to me. I need to turn my head space back around to the positive. :)
     
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  9. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    I know... but my first thought is always for the safety of my pups. I just can't help it. Plus I didn't have anything on my person worth stealing. But, when the husband gets home I plan to have him install the nest doorbell my mom got me for a housewarming gift. With that up I don't even need to open the door. I just talk to them through the door bell (it has a camera too so I can see them) and then I can tell them no and to go away without ever opening the door if I don't want to. Although honestly even with that in place a dog in need may have tricked me into opening the door. Not now though!
     
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  10. Sheila Braund

    Sheila Braund Well-Known Member

    thats great Nik, and to tell the truth I would have done the same thing lol... but this isn't about me :p
     
  11. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Staff Member

    I'm so glad that you are putting up this system. So glad...and relieved...thank God they have given it to you as a gift. Blessings, blessings, blessings!
     
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  12. Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave Well-Known Member

    If you answer the door with....ah.....something more than a hatpin in your hand, those miserable perps will change zip codes in a hurry. Chev apparently appreciates dandylions. I don't.
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  13. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    Does Chev appreciate it or is he concerned about it?

    My neighbor offered to lend me his shot gun. lol I am not quite sure I would appear threatening even with a shot gun in hand. :)
     
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  14. Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave Well-Known Member

    Hey Nik....trust me, looking down those dark tubes is threatening....the demeanor of anyone changes when an equalizer is present. The person's intent on doing harm do not ever expect resistance. I would offer that, were I you. To answer your question, Mr. Chev neither appreciates or is concerned about dandylions....he just stares a second and then moves on to other more interesting things, whatever they may be. Have a great Thursday. I'm sitting here waiting for my wife to get ready for her work...I pack her lunch, a 4 star salad, and drive her a few blocks to the office (with a smile.) CU
     
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  15. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    I think you should learn how to handle a firearm, if you've never learned and you aren't opposed to gun ownership. My younger daughter isn't a big girl, although not as petite as you. She had a traumatic incident where the brother of a friend was in a gang and killed someone. I didn't know any of that and let her spend the night at the friends house shortly after the kid was arrested. Someone shot through the window of the room where the girls were staying. It was awful and her friend was hit in the shoulder. My girl had to dive off the bed to avoid bullets. She suffered PTSD. I got a lot of crap for it, but we taught her how to handle a gun. She's a crack shot (better than my husband, lol) and it did wonders for her confidence. I will never be sorry she learned. She was in 8th grade. Both of my girls have their concealed carry permits now. And you should see my girl with a crossbow. Holy crap, she's dead eye dick. I just think that if you aren't opposed to having a gun that you absolutely need to know that you can handle it properly. I think someone of your stature confidently holding a shotgun with confidence would scare the living crap out of me.
     
  16. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    So I actually went with a friend of a friend to the gun range maybe a couple of years ago as research for a character I am writing. I needed to know what it felt like to hold and shoot a gun etc. I had to dig through my old facebook posts to find the photo and description of my experience. Here is what I wrote about it and the photos below:

    I also shot stuff today. Well paper stuff. And Sean teased me after when I showed him my targets because the bullet holes were so tiny. But even the 22 guns I tried were super heavy for me and tired my arms out. Also the bigger guns scared me. Too loud and heavy. And for those who are curious no I am not getting a gun. This was strictly research for something I'm working on [​IMG]:)
    The one with the more scattered holes was the first one I did the one with the center full of holes was my second target [​IMG]:) I also much preferred the revolver over the automatic and was a lot better with it. I think because it scared me less. [​IMG]:p

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  17. Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave Well-Known Member

    Please don't be shooting at me, Nik. I don't need your kind of magic with that revolver!!!
     
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  18. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    So based on my one shooting experience (see above) I am not sure I would be brave enough to carry a rifle. I felt way more comfortable with the revolver over the automatic when I went to the range. I was also a better shot with the revolver. The automatic actually scared me too much... I can't imagine I wouldn't be even more scared of anything larger. The loud noise and the kick back freaked me out the most. If I ever do purchase a firearm it will likely be a small revolver.

    That said I have very mixed feelings about fire arms. I don't have any problem with responsible educated people owning fire arms. ie If you own a firearm I strongly believe you should know how to use it and do it safely. But, for me personally I am terrified that I would get depressed one day and use it not as intended. My grandfather committed suicide with a gun when I was a little girl and my almost step brother (our parents lived together for years and almost married) also committed suicide by gun just a few years ago. So I have a lot of emotional baggage and fear wrapped up with guns especially with my own battle with depression and anxiety. My own anxiety about suicide is so bad that I freak out even handling kitchen knives or driving over bridges. I am constantly convinced I am going to purposefully cut myself or drive off a bridge so I try to avoid them. I purposefully only use the tiny steak knives when cooking even though the larger knives are often more practical.
     
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  19. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    muahaha I was significantly better with the revolver because it scared me less. The automatic honestly scared me so much that I had a hard time concentrating with it. But, not sure that guns will ever be for me outside of the written page.
     
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  20. Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave Well-Known Member

    Speaking of sending some hot lead downrange, and the pics associated with such goings on, here is yours truly in an IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) shooting a semi-auto Smith and Wesson 1911 .45 ACP. Mercy!! Your pic looks a lot more pretty, Nik. But that is really me. shooting.jpg
     

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