Check your pistol loads

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    Check your pistol loads
    Whew! For a minute there I was thinking there might be some sort of factory recall on ammo.

    I don't get that diverse with my ammo......either range or carry.

    There are things we should all be more meticulous about and it is a good reminder. I still kick myself for leaving home without my cell phone one day recently. As you get older, you'll find more things to remind yourself about believe me. It happens.

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    Springfield XD: Loaded with Gold Dot

    Ruger LCR: loaded with .38 shotshells


    Though I do confess, when camping, I alternate ball and HP, but I do it in my practice mags. A quick mag swap and I'm back to 12 rounds of GD. If I forget, it's not a big deal.
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    IIRC, a police offer was killed when he forgot to replace his shotgun's training shells (birdshot) with the normal defensive load (buckshot). Fired on a suspect to minimal effect, and was shot and killed in return.

    Good reminder.
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    You Sir, are severely disadvantaged with 38 Spl Shot loads, or even your 158 Gr. HP's, with Water Mocs. Minimum load is 3" High Brass 12 GA No.7's, or RPG's. Nothing less.
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    I would have been seriously disadvantaged if I had to use it and the first 2 shots that I fired were just #9 shot and not a full .357gr. hollowpoint.


    When you fire twice at the Bad Guy and all you hear is OUCH! OUCH! - that is the time to let loose with rounds 3 & 4.


    Yep, a nice chunk of property that could support a nice pond would be a decided advantage. Have a quick quality test done on the water before you purchase the property though.
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    That happened to me a couple of times in Virginia....I started carrying an additional snub 38 when "walking the bush" loaded with nothing but shot shells in addition to my SP101 loaded with Gold Dots. Two guns for two purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    It always amazes me how people get so concerned about shooting a snake. In the time you can draw and fire, you could have easily stepped out of striking range, especially after returning to earth. Besides, the snake was there first and has no duty to retreat.
    We get bull snakes here that like to bother the dogs, and unless I can see the tail, I really can't tell the difference between them and the rattlers around here. If you're a snake near my house, well, you won't be long.

    I've switched loads occasionally, but never forgot to reload my HP's.

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    I will shoot a cottonmouth on sight, most other snakes I leave alone even copperheads unless they are in my yard.

    Cottonmouths (mainly terroritial males) are the only aggressive snake that I know of in North America, they will not only stand their ground but will actually advance on you.
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    Good reminder to be sure and check after a range session one has reloaded with defensive ammo rather than FMJ as well.
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    We welcome most snakes but the poisonous ones get killed. I know there will always be more coming around, especially with a pond on the property - but between having 5 kids plus the distance we are from town (medical help) if they're seen, they're killed.

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