This is a discussion on I'm tellin' ya son it ain't no fun starin' straight down a .44 within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by OldVet What I'm getting out of this is: your neighbor comes out with gun pointed at anyone who "approaches" his house. This ...
As far as the dog's reaction, is this by any chance a herding breed. Border Collies in particular have an in bred instinct to drop to their bellys as part of the technic they use when herding sheep. We had a few in my dog's class and it was classic to watch them do this when they were sizing up a situation.
The dog may have been on alert, but then took a back seat once the OP arrived on scene.
If you were in his yard, you were WRONG. We have a word for this it's a Cluster.
Treo, are you by chance a fat fella with your hair colored yellow? Whatcha tryin' to prove? Could they hear you screaming a mile away as you headed out toward the door?
Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... "For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield
Trying to figure out what you mean by these 2 statements???
You announced yourself and then you said you wish you had ID'd yourself?
Next time if you flash your light (especially if you use morse code) he should be smart enough to figure out that its you. Apparently this was the first time he had seen you announce yourself and flash your light?
On a more serious note: Weather tactically challenged or not, at least your neighbor is pro 2a? And props for looking out for his dog too! I hope that you can encourage him to stay safe, and teach him some tricks! Should I be in that situation, I'd have shouted out
"Hey Wayne Its GK71, got a sec?!?"
but thats just me
"To blame a gun for a mans decision is to foolishly attribute free will to an inanimate object"- Colion Noir.
Update from the neighbor; he can’t find anything wrong W/the dog. He still thinks there was someone in the back yard (I don’t the goose would have gone ballistic) and he told me he didn’t know I was there until I lit him up. He also told me the light blinded him he couldn’t see anything and he acknowledged that he would have been better prepared W/ a round up.
He also said my voice is what convinced him I was a cop (as opposed to a bad guy) I guess I still have my "command voice"
Oldvet I am not sure where Treo lives. But out here you can walk out in your yard with a gun and your neighbors won't go nuts. I carry every time I go out. Depending on the time of year it dictates how big of a gun I carry. If the bears or big cats are active. I have their tracks in my driveway. CO is a lot different than the east coast.
You should try it. You might like it. Wait! I am sorry. I forgot we are all filled up.
Treo It is a terrible feeling to have a gun stuck in your face. Is it not?
Maybe you should tell the neighbor that he needs to keep the gun hid, it's a game that we play to see if we can carry without anyone knowing it. LOL