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I find this kinda funny, it's the first time i have been able to do this so i had a ball!!

Well i get home today and was watching the tube and LO and BEHOLD there is a knock at my door, i wasn't expecting anyone as the wife was doing homework with the kiddos so i peek out the window and see this mid 20's kid standing at my front door with a bag and piece of paper. Well since i still have 30 days left to recieve my CWP as i always do as soon as i get home i put on my Pistol OWB. And usually wear it until bedtime. (Trying to get use to wearing before the big day arrives).
Anyhow i look at my wife and asked "should i answer the door with my Weapon in plain view?" LOL she says nahhhh but i couldn't resist!! so i swing the door open and asked if i could i help him.

He said hello sir i hate to bother you but we was out trying to sell thisssss cc cc cc cccleaner uhhh ahem sir are you a police officer? i had to hold back laughing but i let him go through his deal which was VERY short and the poor guy couldn't even hardly keep his eyes off my weapon!! i was dying laughing inside.. Anyhow when i told him i wasn't interested he didn't even try to throw out that DEAL OF A LIFETIME!! he just said "yessirr i didn't mean to bother you" and BTW that's a nice piece you have there! i said thanks and then as he was walking off he said Don't hurt nobody with that! i said no worries the only way someone is gonna get hurt by this gun is if they try something STUPID.. he was trying to agree as he seemed like he was trying to get outta my yard As fast as possible!!

Anyway sorry for the long post but i had to share what happened just about a hour ago... TWAS FUN!!! LOL:rofl:
 

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Gotta love them. :yup:
 

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I cant imagine not growing up around guns and the shooting sports..... Its a pity that there are young men who have never even shot a gun. shooting and hunting are the most enjoyable things in my life sometimes.
 

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That cracks me up. My one son (18) has 4 rifles of his own and the other (18) has two.
 

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Sheep don't like the sheepdogs.
 

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This reminds me of when I was growing up. My Dad had a home business. He did residential wiring, plumbing, heating and air. The garage was converted into a workshop and parts storage. The office was the kitchen table.

A rep from the H&A manufacturer would come up from Nashville to our house to draw the plans for the ductwork for each new job. I always sat at the kitchen table and watched them work.

One afternoon when the rep was working he turned to my Dad and said: “You know, I was a little nervous the first couple of years I came here. This is the first house I have ever been in that has a gun in every corner”!
 

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I do have this question for the OP....

Were you trying to intimidate the person at the door by showing your firearm? If so, what did you accomplish... besides perhaps freightening someone at your door?:confused::confused:

I'm probably old fashioned (I'm an older guy) but guns are for protection not intimidation.... especially for a non threatening person who knocks at your door....:yup:
 

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I always have a gun when I answer the door. I place it inside my belt in the small of my back so the person at the door can't see it.
 

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I always have a gun when I answer the door. I place it inside my belt in the small of my back so the person at the door can't see it.
So your intent is for anyone at your door to see that you are armed?? And if the gun is in the small of your back... how does the person see it... unless you back up to the door......:confused:

In any event I've carried guns most of my life. They are not new to me and I don't feel a "rush" by carrying a firearm. They are there if and when I need them... They are not there to freighten the UPS delivery man.....
 

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Also works with salesmen trying to sell you mace, tasers, and asp batons that just won't take no for an answer. I had one harass me for a good five minutes, not taken no for an answer. Finally when he got to the baton, I couldn't take it anymore and told him "I'm covered." "By what?," he asked and then I lifted my shirt and showed him. In hindsight, I wish I hadn't done it but I finally got him to leave in a hurry.
 

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Sorry, I don't mean to offend but I think your actions (although admittedly funny) were in poor taste. Nothing was accomplished except intimidation. Now others (more than just the guy) know you have guns and there's likely to be stories that I wouldn't want around the neighborhood. You could have taken the opportunity to explain CCW since you dedecided to make it a subject.

Sorry but I think it was in poor taste.
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I answer the door how I am, which has almost always included a gun on my hip or IWB. You get me, how you get me. If that bothers you, don't knock on my door. IT doesn't bother folks who live here.

The only time I've had anyone stutter and hesitate when I answered my door with my gun on my hip, was when it was a new LEO in our town wanting to ask if the dog he found running around out there was mine. Nope, my dog is right here , inside, where he should be. I think the local LEO's 'set him up' .

The poor guy later told me, I didn't realize so many law enforcement people live in this town.

This town is a small town that is full of Sheriff Officers, LEO's for the 'city' nearby, FBI , State Bureau of Invest, and Hwy Patrolmen. We always joke that 1/2 the population carries guns, have arrest authority, and how no one could be stupid enough to pull anything out here.
 

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I answered a knock at my door last night with my j-frame in my hand. But my hand was inside the pocket of the sweat pants I was wearing at the time.

I don't show off my guns to friends, why would I show them off to a complete stranger at my door.
 

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Sorry, I don't mean to offend but I think your actions (although admittedly funny) were in poor taste. Nothing was accomplished except intimidation. Now others (more than just the guy) know you have guns and there's likely to be stories that I wouldn't want around the neighborhood. You could have taken the opportunity to explain CCW since you dedecided to make it a subject.

Sorry but I think it was in poor taste.
Gideon

Not offended but if you knock on my door then im not going to make PREPERATIONS for anyone. I wasn't trying to intimidate anyone. i was relaxing and was not going to scramble to the other end of my house to get a COVER SHIRT i was in my jeans and t shirt. or else im not going to UNARM myself for anybody i don't know knocking at my door... i don't care if they are the pope. If i don't know you and you are knocking on my door there is a 200% chance i will have a weapon. just so happens im not going to go out of my way to make people feel better.....
 

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Not offended but if you knock on my door then im not going to make PREPERATIONS for anyone. I wasn't trying to intimidate anyone. i was relaxing and was not going to scramble to the other end of my house to get a COVER SHIRT i was in my jeans and t shirt. or else im not going to UNARM myself for anybody i don't know knocking at my door... i don't care if they are the pope. If i don't know you and you are knocking on my door there is a 200% chance i will have a weapon. just so happens im not going to go out of my way to make people feel better.....
Not wanting to offend either, but it seems that you may have just created another "anti".

I think it was Massad Ayoob who opined along the lines of 'the armed man must go out of his way to be the nicest, most modest, most courteous and considerate guy in town'. When those of us that go about armed meet that standard we go a long way toward winning over those that have their doubts.

I too am pretty much always armed in the house (as well as outside the house), in my normal apparel that includes IWB rig and cover shirt. I guess I would only ask that you consider that you are an ambassador of all armed people when you go about armed and think about that when you answer the door in the future.

:bier:Cheers.
 

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Not offended but if you knock on my door then im not going to make PREPERATIONS for anyone. I wasn't trying to intimidate anyone. i was relaxing and was not going to scramble to the other end of my house to get a COVER SHIRT i was in my jeans and t shirt. or else im not going to UNARM myself for anybody i don't know knocking at my door... i don't care if they are the pope. If i don't know you and you are knocking on my door there is a 200% chance i will have a weapon. just so happens im not going to go out of my way to make people feel better.....
Sounds like from your first post

"I find this kinda funny, it's the first time i have been able to do this so i had a ball!!"

that you enjoy frieghtening someone at the door by showing your gun...

Hope that's not the case.... :wave:
 
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