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    OCing Around Home

    I have gotten in the habit of keeping my pistol close at hand while around home. Let me tell you, it has come in handy when unwanted visitors showed up and ignored my posted signs and gate at the end of the driveway.

    For the longest time I had issues with the Jehovha's (sp?) coming to my home. I politely paid them lip service and asked them never to come back, I have my own beliefs. Do they respect my wishes, heck NO! You would think that my 2 german shep's that were getting agitated because I wasn't happy would have been a deterant, oh no. So the next time they showed up I had my .45 on my hip and politely told them they were not welcome here. Now, they don't show up if I am home, only when my truck is gone and they see the hubby outside. So frustrating!

    One other time I was out behind our home digging worms with my very young daughters when a man came around the corner of the house. His eyes bugged out when I got up and he saw the pistol on my hip. I instructed the kids to go inside and asked him what he wanted. He said he was from an assessors office and was there to assess my property for the town. He just needed a quick look around. At this point I was livid because I knew the gate was closed on the driveway (a few hundred yards long) and he came in anyways and he didn't make an appointment. I ever so nicely asked him to leave and if he was really from the assessors office they can call to make an appointment. I was not just going to let him scope out my property, I don't know that this guy is who he says he is, especially with my daughters around. Needless to say he wasn't very happy because he would have to make a special trip back to the area, but that wasn't my problem.

    Before I sent him on his way I was sure to let him know that he had NO right to ignore my gate and signs and just enter my property. And that next time I won't be so nice.

    I did check out the company and they did call to make an appointment. When he came back I was still armed and he made it real quick. I do believe he won't be showing up here again without an appointment!

    It would be real nice if people would respect other people and their property a wee bit more.

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    I OC at home all the time. As soon as I get home I have glock on my hip till I go to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunting Mama View Post
    I have gotten in the habit of keeping my pistol close at hand while around home. Let me tell you, it has come in handy when unwanted visitors showed up and ignored my posted signs and gate at the end of the driveway.

    For the longest time I had issues with the Jehovha's (sp?) coming to my home. I politely paid them lip service and asked them never to come back, I have my own beliefs. Do they respect my wishes, heck NO! You would think that my 2 german shep's that were getting agitated because I wasn't happy would have been a deterant, oh no. So the next time they showed up I had my .45 on my hip and politely told them they were not welcome here. Now, they don't show up if I am home, only when my truck is gone and they see the hubby outside. So frustrating!

    One other time I was out behind our home digging worms with my very young daughters when a man came around the corner of the house. His eyes bugged out when I got up and he saw the pistol on my hip. I instructed the kids to go inside and asked him what he wanted. He said he was from an assessors office and was there to assess my property for the town. He just needed a quick look around. At this point I was livid because I knew the gate was closed on the driveway (a few hundred yards long) and he came in anyways and he didn't make an appointment. I ever so nicely asked him to leave and if he was really from the assessors office they can call to make an appointment. I was not just going to let him scope out my property, I don't know that this guy is who he says he is, especially with my daughters around. Needless to say he wasn't very happy because he would have to make a special trip back to the area, but that wasn't my problem.

    Before I sent him on his way I was sure to let him know that he had NO right to ignore my gate and signs and just enter my property. And that next time I won't be so nice.

    I did check out the company and they did call to make an appointment. When he came back I was still armed and he made it real quick. I do believe he won't be showing up here again without an appointment!

    It would be real nice if people would respect other people and their property a wee bit more.
    Way to go.

    I had a problem with the local building department entering my property a few years back. After a discussion with the supervisors of that department, I left after saying, the next person of your department who steps on my property without either my permission or a court order will be charged with criminal trespass. So far no problems, but we will see.
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    I OC around the home all the time (its the only place I can legally do so for the most part). I've answered the door multiple times like that and every person who noticed at least acted approving of it. I was actually surprised by their actions given that its illegal to OC in public here. It's actually been friends and family who have been more alarmed by it. My mother-in-law even asked my wife when I wasn't around "what's up with that cowboy crap?" But then again she left 10 days into a 30 day trip because we didn't agree on a LOT of things.

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    It is great to hear others stories about OCing around home.

    For me it seems to be the people that don't know me that think I am way in left field with this issue. I have never been one to be quiet about things I believe in, so everyone that knows me would expect this out of me. Not to say that I haven't had a few discussions on why I have my pistol at hand. With that said everyone that I have talked to that knows me, knows that I am not a loony tune gun fanatic and that I am anal about safety, so it becomes a non-issue fast.

    Keep it up everyone!

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    I OC at my house almost all the time. Police budget cuts... crime incidents in the area... 100% of home invasions happen in the home..

    Figure I might as well protect what is mine and who I love.

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    If I had a closed gate and "No Trespassing" signs posted, I would be LIVID to see someone walking up to my house uninvited.

    I am surprised to hear that you have problems with Jehovah's Witnesses (correct name) returning after they have been told not to. I am rather familiar with them as I have family that belong. I know they are supposed to obey "no trespassing" signs. They also keep a list of addresses that do not want them to call, and respect it. As far as the gun, there are a great number that hunt and own guns, and have no problem with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aknazer View Post
    I OC around the home all the time (its the only place I can legally do so for the most part). I've answered the door multiple times like that and every person who noticed at least acted approving of it. I was actually surprised by their actions given that its illegal to OC in public here. It's actually been friends and family who have been more alarmed by it. My mother-in-law even asked my wife when I wasn't around "what's up with that cowboy crap?" But then again she left 10 days into a 30 day trip because we didn't agree on a LOT of things.
    My farther in-law is banned from even stepping onto my property, if my wifes mother comes for a visit he knows to drop her off and leave asap. He is not welcome period. Any person who cheats on their significant other even one time deserves to be shunned, but a person who does this 6 times then has the gal to blame his wife for his actions deserves much worse. That is one of many things he has done that I would leave him broken and bruised for. My wife is the only one who still speaks to him while myself and the rest of his kids feel the same as I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schlitz View Post
    I OC at home all the time. As soon as I get home I have glock on my hip till I go to sleep.
    Same here... Just with a EAA Witness instead of a Glock.

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    In Texas, the assessors can only do a HWY appraisal, they cant come on your property.
    Im pretty pissy about any local or state employees stepping foot on my property. Im friends with a few cops and their welcome anytime, but if it's official business, you better ask first or have a warrant.
    I have a shop in town and I actually sent the PD a letter telling them to just stay away from that place. I got tired of them minding my business. One time I went by there at midnight one night and some PD guy just walks right in giving me all kinds of crap.
    I like privacy and expect everyone to respect it.

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    All I know is that I respect others peoples signs and gates, I just wish they would respect mine! Needless to say, I haven't seen the assessor come back after his appointment.

    A funny story, about a month ago 1 of my neighbors stopped down and both of my shep's kept circling his truck until I came out. They wouldn't let him out until I said it was okay. You just gotta love that early warning system. I'd feel sorry for anyone who came by with bad intentions. 1st they would have to get past my very loyal dogs, then past me. All I know is that they would have a hard time making it out if they made it to stage #2, operative word "if"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunting Mama View Post
    All I know is that I respect others peoples signs and gates, I just wish they would respect mine! Needless to say, I haven't seen the assessor come back after his appointment.

    A funny story, about a month ago 1 of my neighbors stopped down and both of my shep's kept circling his truck until I came out. They wouldn't let him out until I said it was okay. You just gotta love that early warning system. I'd feel sorry for anyone who came by with bad intentions. 1st they would have to get past my very loyal dogs, then past me. All I know is that they would have a hard time making it out if they made it to stage #2, operative word "if"!
    Posted in a diff. thread, same topic, but-if someone's out there to do harm-they might not hesistate to just shoot the dogs. Happened to me-they killed mine when it began barking to alert me to their approach. Not fun at all.

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    I OC at home constantly. You can never be too careful. Also, for those people who say that they're carrying as long as their clothed, I have a solution for the rest of the time.

    If you have a paddle holster lying around, try hooking it onto the small rope handle on the side of your mattress. It should be about 1 1/2 to 2ft from the head of the bed. This keeps it right on the side of the bed for if you need it quickly and it is hidden under your covers as if you were CCing while naked. I feel a bit more secure sleeping with it there rather than on a bedside table since if I happen to sleep through the BG entering my room, I can still be the first one to it rather than him finding my firearm first.
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    I do at home. I also have a rifle close by. I usually shoot birds so the gun is around anyway anytime I'm outside. If its hot and I'm working outside, its layed up close by. Gonna try and bale hay next week with it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aknazer
    My mother-in-law even asked my wife when I wasn't around "what's up with that cowboy crap?"
    In OK? That's one of the few states I'd sort of expect "cowboy" to be accepted.
    Not that carrying = cowboy, mind you, but to some people it does.

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    Wake up, stand up, pull on pants and stick a firearm on my hip. Long before the shoes...

    You know, 100% of home invasions happen at the home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunting Mama View Post
    I have gotten in the habit of keeping my pistol close at hand while around home. Let me tell you, it has come in handy when unwanted visitors showed up and ignored my posted signs and gate at the end of the driveway....



    It would be real nice if people would respect other people and their property a wee bit more.
    Have you considered using a voice recorder for evidence?
    Get a DVR, a Digital Voice Recorder, carry it 24/7. It's cheap, easy and makes a good witness in Court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom First View Post
    Wake up, stand up, pull on pants and stick a firearm on my hip. Long before the shoes...

    You know, 100% of home invasions happen at the home.
    I don't think we needed to know... ... you sleep commando-style and I don't mean tactical commando.

    I sleep in a sleeveless tanktop, and legged speedo-style (not high cut) bottoms (I often go jump in our pool upon awakening. I can tuck my HG in the waistband of the shorts, or put on a Hawaiian shirt and in the shirt pocket, grab my tactical bandoleer (Cell, flashlight, binocs, spare clip and BUG) and tactical camo-cane and I'm ready in seconds. No jumping around, keys jangling, hopping on one foot getting pants on. Swift, silent, deadly and no tactical holes in the carry gear package)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal View Post
    In OK? That's one of the few states I'd sort of expect "cowboy" to be accepted.
    Not that carrying = cowboy, mind you, but to some people it does.
    MIL is from Ohio. Though her son who's 20 just got a handgun (gifted to him by his dad since he can't legally buy it from the store) and wants to start carrying, and her husband has also started buying guns, and MIL always says how we need to prepare for the fall of the U.S. (or for the apocolypse, which term she uses depends on her mood) cuz Washington is ruining the country. So it was just all around odd that my gun would bother her, but her own family having guns doesn't. Though I think it has more to do with her simply not liking me and the gun was just one more thing to complain about as she has repeatedly ignored me in the past and even hinted that my wife and I should get divorced. She has been cut from our lives till she can apologize for how she acted (as my wife put it, she threw a tantrum worthy of a 4year old), and FIL has been cut out due to how he acted when my wife called to say that MIL was no longer welcome to visit or talk to us until she apologizes.

    A bit off topic, but the whole situation just makes me mad, and to think that she wouldn't want me to be able to defend my family in my own home

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    Quote Originally Posted by j4l View Post
    Posted in a diff. thread, same topic, but-if someone's out there to do harm-they might not hesistate to just shoot the dogs. Happened to me-they killed mine when it began barking to alert me to their approach. Not fun at all.
    I can see the loss issue, but I consider my dogs to be working dogs or tools, in that I understand that it would totally suck to have them killed by a BG, but they would get off a few barks before anyone one would get close enough. Unless of course they snipered them, then I would be totally SOL. It would suck to lose them, but if it gave me enough time to respond it would be worth it. I don't mean to sound cold about my dogs, they are part of the family, but my blood comes before any animal.

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    It's with me all the time !!

    It's with me all the time. I wear my .45 on my hip in a safariland level III holster. When Im driving it's in my lap or on the seat next to my right leg with quick come uppance. When Im sleeping I block the door so it cant get kicked in and put my .45 on the nightstand next to the bed, the tritium sights let me know where it is.

    when Im pumping gas I take the keys out of the ignition (duh !!!!) and have my .45 on the drivers seat or on my hip with the door unlocked so I can get it in a hurry if I get jumped pumping gas.........

    last friday morning at 5 am I was pumping gas and there was this guy all spaced out standing in the road, another car left the station and he pounded on the windows of that minivan, that driver must of called the po po because it was only a couple minutes later they came, but in the meanwhile that guy was staring my direction.... nothing happened, but you never know when or where.

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    Badger, that's interesting, but I sleep under a blanket and my firearm sleeps with me. If the crap hits the fan I'm good to go in less than a second, whether inside my place or outside.

    I'll worry clothes, later. And who knows? My condition might startle an intruder enough to give me some tactical advantage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by since9 View Post
    Badger, that's interesting, but I sleep under a blanket and my firearm sleeps with me. If the crap hits the fan I'm good to go in less than a second, whether inside my place or outside.

    I'll worry clothes, later. And who knows? My condition might startle an intruder enough to give me some tactical advantage.
    Heh, I was teasing, but keep in mind that cell phone, extra clips, tac-light, and other minor accessories (OC spray?) in a bandolier can be indispensable. You can fasten it around the waist or over shoulder and crawl around keeping low, if needed and not be wanting or searching for that stuff. When I get up at night I grab the BUG and put it in the t-shirt under-arm sleeve so I'm used to finding it in a second in the dark. One person on another forum talked about using the rope on the side of most mattresses to put an IWB holster for easy reach. I'm still experimenting.

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