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Firearms and Shooting

  1. RonLiv

    RonLiv Well-Known Member

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    Three AM this morning the house alarm starts blaring. Of course my first reaction was to grab the side by side shotgun (double barrel) and run out on the deck and fire off two blasts, as I understand that’s the accepted course of action during a home invasion. Then I’m in a quandary as I don’t know which one to choose, the 12-gauge, 16-gauge, 20-gauge or the 410. I quickly rule out the 410 as the last time I went squirrel hunting with it, the squirrels were laughing and throwing the BB’s back at me. (not really – the throwing the BB’s back part, but pretty sure they were laughing) As I start to wake further and I quickly discount the whole idea as it sounds about as stupid as injecting yourself with Clorox to fight the virus, which no one really said anyway but some actually thought this is what someone said. Plus, with the shotgun thing I might hit Shane’s (my dog) fox buddy who pretty much lives in our backyard, which would really piss him off. Or worse, manage to get myself arrested. But I do have a bottle of bathroom cleaner with bleach that comes with a pistol grip. If I put the nozzle on “stream” it just might work, but then again as I continue to wake a little more, I figure, nah, if necessary I’ll just grab the semi 40cal S&W in the nightstand drawer.

    Break into my house at 3AM: "Hoss, you better get you some corks cause you're gonna have to plug up a few holes" Hank Williams, Jr.

    Meanwhile, Shane is in his bed next to mine and is looking up at me as if saying: “Will you shut that F’in thing off please, I’m trying to get some sleep here". The dam dog will bark at you for food but if an intruder comes into the house he says: “You take care of it man, I’m sleeping”.

    Finally, I rise and check the keypad on the alarm to see which zone has been breached, which I wouldn’t know which anyway because first I can barely see the keypad, the print is to small, and I don’t know what zone is assigned what number. After a few more seconds my eyes adjust and I can squint enough to see that it’s not a break in after all, the battery in the smoke detector is low. Why does this always seem to happen at some ridicules hour in the early morning! I know what you’re thinking, why don’t you just change them once a year dummy! But really now, who does this? Plus, they were “low” not dead. I got enough things on my mind and besides these batteries have been in the device for 3-years, I did jot down the date I last changed them. Think of all that wasted energy.

    “Must have been a good day, I didn’t have to use my AK” Ice Cube
    But I don’t own one anyway, it’s not legal to do so.
     
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  2. Plybeep68

    Plybeep68 Acceleratii Incredibus

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    Did you stump your toe in the process ??
     
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    ACME A12 Plaid Sport Coat Wearing Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm pretty sure that smoke detector batteries are there just to piss us off...
     
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    :rofl:Stub your toe. I like that one. Where was the flash light you never can find one when you need it. Take the 410 and have it bored to take 3 inch shell's those squirrels wont laugh at you any more. Yes those batteries don't go on for ever. Three year's is a long time.
     
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  5. RonLiv

    RonLiv Well-Known Member

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    It's and old Steven's side by side so not really possible. Pre WWII gun
     
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    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    True huh :lol:
     
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    dmartin Well-Known Member

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    I
    got a steven’s single shot 16 gauge
     
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  8. Russ69Runner

    Russ69Runner Well-Known Member

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    If it is that old then would not want to mess it up either. Their is high cap shell's for them which gives you a little more power.
     
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    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    I have an old Stevens 20 ga side by side, bought it when I was 14 at a shop in Scottsdale it was used then
     
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    Oh man, I feel your pain on the smoke detectors as I had mine go nuts at 2:30 am a few years ago. I learned a lot about smoke detectors at 2:30 am that day.... low batteries, dust, spider webs can all make them go off.

    Difficulty reading the alarm keypad? Does Jitterbug make replacement keypads? lol
     
  11. RonLiv

    RonLiv Well-Known Member

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    I have a complete set of them, 12, 16, 20 & 410. The 12 gauge is actually a trench gun from WWII. It is stamped with the US Army stamp on the receiver. It was never used though, when I got it the gun was packed in grease as army surplus. Had a hell of time cleaning it, had to replace the firing pins. They are heavy as heck, and I don't hunt with them much any more. I did shoot a ton of rabbits while in college with the 16 gauge though. I had this gun before any of the others. I keep them around and like to look at them, they're not worth anything. I did hunt pheasant with the 12 a few times this year though and shot a rabbit with it. Wasn't much left.
     
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    RonLiv Well-Known Member

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    Nice
    I have a really old H&R Single shot 12-gauge which was my grandfathers when he was a boy. You have to cock it like a pistol, it's so cool. I don't shoot it though, although its safe to do so.
     
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    Russ69Runner Well-Known Member

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    The 12 gauge is it a Winchester. May dad had one and it was a long tom we called it. 32 inch long barrel. That gun is worth more than you think. They made good turkey and duck gun's. You can hold the trigger and just pump the gun and it will out shoot a Browning automatic shot gun. The gun I am talking about was also stamped USA with a serial number.
     
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    RonLiv Well-Known Member

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    20200522_190337.jpg 20200522_190403.jpg 20200522_190425.jpg here's the 12 gauge
     
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    Russ69Runner Well-Known Member

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    That sure is a nice looking double barrel shot gun. Don't see many old guns like that any more. Nice collector.
     

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