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Old 03-02-2015, 07:34 PM   #31
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Having a rifle or a shotgun whichever you had, not loaded is asking for problems in my opinion. In the couple of seconds it may take someone to break in, you will not have the time, or be calm enough to load it. Never point a weapon at someone your not prepared to shoot, and especially never try to fake someone out with an unloaded weapon, those folks are called victims. With adrenaline is pumping your not thinking clearly, trust me.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:47 PM   #32
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I would press charges, letting then get away with it just encourages them to do it to someone else
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:35 PM   #33
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I would press charges, letting then get away with it just encourages them to do it to someone else

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Old 03-02-2015, 08:42 PM   #34
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Most of the time the raking of a shotgun makes people think or stop what there doing
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:48 PM   #35
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Most of the time the raking of a shotgun makes people think or stop what there doing
I agree, but, if your not prepared to use it, all you have done is alert the perpetrator and you lose your tactical advantage of surprise.. I would rack it, but have a round in the chamber,with more ready. You rack, they shoot now what ?

Hardest part of a gun fight is being mentally prepared to take a life.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:00 PM   #36
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I know when I'm camping in my trailer I feel completely safe. However let's say your camping it is near a prison. There is a news alert saying the prison had an uprising and three prisoners escaped. They are warning people to lock up and stay inside. What would you do to make your camper safer.
Let's see now, you said 3 prisoners, so I'm thinking that my 6 shot revolver would do the job, that's 2 shots for each prisoner.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:05 PM   #37
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well I have never been bothered camping but my camper was broken into on the back lot at work .. they didn't steal anything but tore my stereo up trying to get it out and took a dump in my toilet which pissed me off... I say I would like to have a come to jesus talk with them but what I say and what I would be able to do and live with are two different things ... my families safety is key and if I had to die trying to save them I would ... hope it never comes to that ... there are a lot of whacked people in the world nowdays
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:06 PM   #38
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This is why I'm glad my wife decided to trade the hybrid. The way the Starcraft bed was made, somebody could just reach under the tent end and grab her in her sleep.
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I don't carry a gun but my worry is if I'm on the other side of your camper and you fire. I'm not saying you shouldn't carry a gun to protect your belongings but that round doesn't stop in your TT.
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That is the point how to keep you and your family and your camper safe without using a firearm. I was at a campground in 2008 it was next to a public playground, park. It had an access way to it from the campground. We book long weekends Friday to Tues or weds. Well anyway we were in the back and the campground was booked until that Monday , and I watched the campground empty out everyone one around us had left including the seasonal. Its quiet then. Well Monday night my wife and I noticed how dark it was with all the campers gone. Did not think much of it. We went to bed during the night we woke to yelling and screaming outside and people running around our camper slapping the walls and knocking over some of our stuff. I yelled , who ever is out there I am warning you now I am armed and if you don't leave or try to make entry to my camper and try to harm us I will shoot you. The slap pig on the side continued with yelling and laughing. I informed then next I called the police. They started to shake the camper. Well that was it I yelled you better listen to this and I racked the shotgun, not loaded yet, but ready. The shaking stopped it was quiet after that. My wife was nervous the rest of the night, I kept the rifle next to the bed. We notified the campground in the morning after surveying what damage they done. Broken BBQ, table lights and all my candles thrown all over. I was very grate full at the time they did not touch my truck. The campground called the police and a report was taken. The fence was closed off to the park and they paid for our stay. The police asked if we wanted to press charges if they could find them. There were partial prints on our windows. My wife and I were let's just let it go , hopefully we scared them enough with the racking of rifle. We all feel it was teenagers being stupid.

I'm not doubting your scenario, but if they are outside yelling and beating on your camper how could they hear you yelling back or racking your shotgun while they are running around? IDK, but I would have called the police, called the campground and then had my wife lock the door behind me as I went out....
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