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Old 08-21-2012, 10:50 PM   #21
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I carry ALL the time, however into a private residence is not right. If you walked into my home carrying I would likely not hire you EVEN though I would be carrying. It's about respect, if you can't trust the people who call you for a proposal then you need to change your advertising.
I was talking about "concealed carry". If you know a person is carrying then it is not very concealed. I understand your point, and I agree somewhat. Most of my customers are property management companies, so I never know who the tenant may be. I never trust the tenant either. Or their neighbor or their friends or the craigslist laborer that may be there the same time i am.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:52 PM   #22
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Sorry to hear about this Rob.

Hear in CT that dog would be on death row. It drew blood, it's done for.
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I was talking about "concealed carry". If you know a person is carrying then it is not very concealed. I understand your point, and I agree somewhat. Most of my customers are property management companies, so I never know who the tenant may be. I never trust the tenant either. Or their neighbor or their friends or the craigslist laborer that may be there the same time i am.
Sorry, I don't think you've ever crawled under a deck, or in a crawlspace to check things out, I have a crossbreed holster that keeps it well hidden, however if my shirt comes up you'll know about my full size springfield XD. 99% of our project are in the upper crust neighborhoods. If I had to deal with property managers and rentals then I'd be carrying for sure.
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Sorry, I don't think you've ever crawled under a deck, or in a crawlspace to check things out, I have a crossbreed holster that keeps it well hidden, however if my shirt comes up you'll know about my full size springfield XD. 99% of our project are in the upper crust neighborhoods. If I had to deal with property managers and rentals then I'd be carrying for sure.
I actually do those things all the time. They do make a holster for a taurus .380 that fits in your pocket and looks like a wallet. Anyway I think we agree. Just different lines of work. Hate to derail this thread anymore. Glad you carry all the time though. Maybe you will be the one tyhat can stop some idiot when the time comes.

Back to your regularly scheduled thread....Sorry for gettin so far off topic Robbie.
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No problem here. Threads go where they go.
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In that case, check out holsterpro.net probably not the best examples but good examples of what I am talking about for carrying without anyone knowing. first site I found when I googled it.
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I actually do those things all the time. They do make a holster for a taurus .380 that fits in your pocket and looks like a wallet. Anyway I think we agree. Just different lines of work. Hate to derail this thread anymore. Glad you carry all the time though. Maybe you will be the one tyhat can stop some idiot when the time comes.

Back to your regularly scheduled thread....Sorry for gettin so far off topic Robbie.
This doesn't exactly fit into the back pocket undetected... But it'll stop anything and it's accurate as hell.

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Although I will get a pocket gun when the XD S is more readily available, I like a real caliber gun.
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This doesn't exactly fit into the back pocket undetected... But it'll stop anything and it's accurate as hell.

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I agree. But I think of a gun just like any other tool. A .380 isn't the best tool but it will get the job done. In reality if you need to shoot, it will be less than 20'. I mean how big is the average room in a house? When working I think concealability is the most important concern, so I am willing to give up a little in the way of caliber size. Same goes for other concealed situations.
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I agree. But I think of a gun just like any other tool. A .380 isn't the best tool but it will get the job done. In reality if you need to shoot, it will be less than 20'. I mean how big is the average room in a house? When working I think concealability is the most important concern, so I am willing to give up a little in the way of caliber size. Same goes for other concealed situations.
In that movie theater situation which would you rather have? Think that 380 would have done anything other than draw attention to yourself?

True, many situations happen at <10' but mine still works fine at 10' but it also works exceptionally well at 50'.
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In that movie theater situation which would you rather have? Think that 380 would have done anything other than draw attention to yourself?

True, many situations happen at <10' but mine still works fine at 10' but it also works exceptionally well at 50'.
I agree. However, most situations will be much less than 50'. Especially when working in someones home. In a home most rooms are less than 20' at the widest point.
As far as the theater incedent(sp) a theater is usually dark and you could carry your prefered weapon.

Bottom line is I believe that if you can carry legally, then you should carry. I think you should carry the best tool for the situation. Different situations require different tools.
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Man! I hate that Robie.

I can't quite wrap my head around how you startled the dog enough for him to react that way. Rush him? Jump out from a corner and scream at him?


Well, maybe if he came though the door almost ran into you face to face .....

Get well soon, and lets hope for no complications.
Here I think that dog might be considered a dangerous dog from this point on. That was awful close to the throat.
To paraphrase someone here on the forums, he bit with bad intentions regardless of the reason.

You have to be one of the most understanding people anyone could ever meet.

I, for one, will keep this incident in mind from now on when meeting new strange dogs for the first time in someone's home ( their territory).
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sorry man, hope you heal quick.
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At least now I have a better understanding of what to do if it happens again...

Pull out the concealed .45 ACP with hollow points and blast the animal to smithereens all over their home and furnishings. Hopefully the kids will be present and learn a valuable lesson.

Just kidding guys...just kidding. The last thing on my mind though would have been to shoot this dog. Different circumstance, like out in the open with a vicious dog that won't let go (and winning the fight) yes...shoot to kill. But in the middle of someone's house in a situation that lasted seconds? Uhhh...no.
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Sorry to hear 'bout that Robie. I hope you heal fast. Definately see that plastic surgeon otherwise you could have a nasty looking scar.

As a general rule dogs can feel threatened if you get down on their level, better to stand up when meeting a new dog. Like someone else said, big dogs do not like to be petted on the top of the head, under the chin instead.
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Like someone else said, big dogs do not like to be petted on the top of the head, under the chin instead.
Also a good idea to present them with the back of your hand rather than palm up. Not a clue why, but it seems to work better. Agreed though, you should never go face to face with a strange dog, and it can still be chancy even after you think you're buds.

Good to see you taking it in the right spirit though, Robie.
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Wow Robie your no Rex...


Be careful with the bitches, they bite..
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Wow. You're alot more forgiving than I would be. I can't stand dogs, I think they belong on working cattle ranches, period.

I never interact with clients animals, for that exact reason. If someone's animal ever attacked me, they would need a mop to clean "fluffy" off the floor.

Like I always respond when someone says, "Oh, don't worry, he won't bite," I say, "Yea, I know he won't, but I might."




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Wow. You're alot more forgiving than I would be. I can't stand dogs, I think they belong on working cattle ranches, period.

I never interact with clients animals, for that exact reason. If someone's animal ever attacked me, they would need a mop to clean "fluffy" off the floor.

Like I always respond when someone says, "Oh, don't worry, he won't bite," I say, "Yea, I know he won't, but I might."






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