Where do you talk.
This is a discussion on Where do you talk. within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by SIXTO
Forget the tactics of it all, I'd be ticked that the phone company is ringing my door bell at 9pm.
November 2nd, 2007 04:57 PM
Don't get me started on those AT&T *****%*!%$. The have harassed the heck out of me at work.
Originally Posted by SIXTO
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November 2nd, 2007 05:01 PM
If someone range the bell at 9pm at my house - they should be more worried about the wifey (two babies asleep upstairs) than my 9mm and snarling doberman.
Never let them in - I also think these guys case houses for their buddies.
UNLESS its the Girl Scouts - when Time Warner starts selling Somoa's, then I might talk to them too..
November 3rd, 2007 01:25 AM
For late night visitors...I'm changing my doorbell from a 'ding-dong' to gunfire with outside speakers...
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November 3rd, 2007 01:35 AM
I don't even answer the door unless it is a Girl Scout, LEO, or someone I am expecting (pizza delivery, utility tech). I watch them from inside until they leave.
November 3rd, 2007 02:24 AM
This thread makes me really miss my German Shep. I taught him to bark and hold... I'd send him out the side door, he would run around and hold the annoying solicitor on the porch until I released him. God loves good dogs.
Anyway, I really dont answer the door when they come around selling garbage.
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November 3rd, 2007 02:30 AM
There is no law that says you have to answer the door.
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November 3rd, 2007 09:24 AM
I haven't bought it yet, too busy with other projects right now, but I intend to put in a video intercom system at both doors. The visitor can only hear and speak to me (if I allow it). Of course I can hear him, speak with him and look at him from inside my home at the "base station". I think these things are a great idea, I especially want it for my wife's use so she doesn't have to answer the door.............problem solved.
November 3rd, 2007 09:32 AM
I used to have an old bird dog. It had a nasty habit of humping strangers legs. Looking back it was a pretty impressive deterrent.
November 3rd, 2007 12:48 PM
9 at night is a little late for surveys. I'd be in bed at the point - if the doorbell rang I think I'd have the shotgun in my hands if I even got up.
Soliciting in general is a bad idea. If someone wants to come to my door during the day when I'm not home and talk to my wife, not okay. If they want to come after I get home from work, not a good time. At night, no.
November 3rd, 2007 08:23 PM
No conversation, if I open the door at all, the screen door stays shut and locked and I say no thank you quickly and then shut and lock the door again.
November 5th, 2007 04:52 PM
If I talk to them it is always outside. Usually I ignore them.
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November 5th, 2007 05:02 PM
They stay on the front step, I stay behind the screen door with my two dogs barking at them. I invite neighbors, friends and relatives in not strangers. I don't go out as I can hear them just fine inside my home.
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November 6th, 2007 03:58 AM
No one gets inside unless They are a real close friend. I always talk outside.
Strangers go to the front door(its blocked), I exit back door and ask if I can help them. I am always armed and at home it is never concealed. After dark anyone coming to the door is met with a bright light in the eyes, regardles of who it may be.
November 6th, 2007 02:01 PM
It's very difficult for me to talk to strangers at my front door - the dogs are just too loud. If I really want to waste my time talking to them, I have to come out and talk at the other end of the front porch.
I don't think any stranger is going to do anything that might cause me to loose control of the door - being torn apart by angry dogs in not what they came for.
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November 6th, 2007 02:18 PM
First, I never come to the door without a gun in my hand. I've even done it before where I've draped a paper or magazine over my gun hand so it wouldn't be seen, or even kept my gun hand around the corner so it couldn't be seen what is in it. I talk with the door slightly ajar, my foot and hand behind it so I can close it quickly, and I'm usually fighting to keep two curious kittens from trying to learn first hand about the wild outdoors.
I want to be able to slam the door shut if I need to.
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