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Old 05-23-2012, 08:36 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by CruizinKim View Post
Definitely not opposed to owning firearms; it's a must for life on the farm. I worry why I would need one while camping, especially in a large CG setting, or are y'all referring to more remote camping?
I take a hand gun or two with me while camping. Although in a campground setting its most likely I will never need them or use them. However when traveling cross country on the interstate I feel a lot better if I am able to protect me and my family.

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Old 05-23-2012, 11:40 PM   #32
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This has been an interesting read being a Canadian. It is one of the few things I can think of where our culture is different. Unless you grow up in a family whose parents were police officers you just aren't exposed to handguns. Things are changing thou. The city next to mine had the largest number of shootings thanks to our drug trade. I think under special circumstances a Canadian can carry a concealed gun. I think you have to prove your life is threatened to a court first.

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Old 05-24-2012, 06:08 AM   #33
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I have been thinking about creating a spot for my Ruger .45. Really need to find the right place that's hidden and inaccessible to the kids. It's such a fine line trying to find a spot you can get to easily, yet is concealed and secret. The times that I have camped with it though, I do feel better knowing it's there. My family is the most important thing in the world to me. Being able to protect them is of the utmost priority.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:54 AM   #34
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I carry a Glock handgun with me just about 24/7. I'm a retired police officer. We travel all over the eastern USA. My parents also travel in their RV. Both of us have had instances while traveling where a weapon was needed. My father broke down on the side of the road and a couple of "nice" locals stopped to help.

In my travels along many interstates, you end up in some not so nice areas or near some not so nice areas.

We've also had an instance where a rabid skunk was attacking dogs in a camping area and then exploring everyone's open trailers and camping areas. He had to be dispatched.

We have to qualify every year to obtain our nationwide carry permit. I still shoot practice at least once a month and still shoot as good as I did while on patrol.

As for storage, we don't have kids in our camper so it's just out of sight. For quick, secure storage, try one of the pistol safes that uses the hand shaped unlocking mechanism of buttons. Very, very quick to use.
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when i think of a guy named CrazyTed, that carries a glock 24/7 and dispatches varmints..... i can't help but think of this guy....

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Old 06-06-2013, 12:29 PM   #36
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I was just getting ready to ask the same question.
Great info , thanks
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(I like to have the right tool for the job). 38 in TV during travel, Very close at night. 12 Ga lives under the bed. Pepper spray always at hand. Great stuff.

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Gun Vault makes some nifty keypad operates single or multi gun boxes. We have kids so my guns are always in a locked box of one type or another. Gun Vault brand has a new one the is the size of a large dictionary with a gas piston in it that opens the door. It would work in many different orientations. All are easily opened, even blind or in low light. I agree, if your intent is locking it from theives, there are options, but they will still get stolen.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:36 PM   #38
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I've always owned a weapon for home defense. I decided to get a carry permit while it's still my legal right. Most states around me (except for the Peoples Republic of MD) have reciprocal laws.

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Old 06-06-2013, 04:41 PM   #39
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Firearms in campers?

A small pistol safe with electronic keypad was the first thing I installed in the new camper. Went right next to the bed.

Practice deploying whatever you decide be it firearms, knives, fists, etc. You may have to do it half-asleep in the middle of the night in the dark.

Be safe and aware out there.
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My first firearm was a 410 shotgun (single shot) and I still have it. My dad won it on a punch board for $5. He intended to give it to my brother, but he did not want it so I received it when I was 6 years old.

I have a permit and do carry. I have family and formal training, as I have to qualify for work. Most of my camping is done on private property and the police are not near by. The kids are now adults (and also have carry permits) so I don't have to worry about that problem. My firearms go where I go. I don't leave them in the vehicle or the camper. If I am going somewhere that I can't take them I leave them in a safe place.

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