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That's because you've never met me I dont even bring a gun when I'm out lookin' for teddysAl_HikesAZ wrote: I can't see hunting bear alone under any circumstances.
:worthy:fairweather8588 wrote:That's because you've never met me I dont even bring a gun when I'm out lookin' for teddysAl_HikesAZ wrote: I can't see hunting bear alone under any circumstances.
Sun Ray - some of those are archery seasons mixed in. Archers can typically tell a hiker from a muley (or cow). Seasons can vary a little by hunting unit. That info is from the Arizona Game & Fish website and can be checked by anybody anytime. Here's the link to 24A http://www.azgfd.gov/h_f/hunting_units_24b.shtml Look at the bottom under the "UNIT SUMMARY" for dates and pertinent info. You can navigate from there to any Unit.Sun Ray wrote:Al thanks for posting the hunting season dates. Now I just have to remember to wear my bright colors when I hike!
Why is it called tourist season if we can't shoot at them? George Carlin
Sounds like this hiker needed some NRA Gun Safety training. I'm not sure whether to laugh or cringe.Hiker accidentally shoots himself in the rear
The Associated Press Posted: 08/31/2010 12:31:13 PM PDT
WENATCHEE, Wash.—A hiker on Blewett Pass shot himself in the butt when he put a handgun in his back pocket. The Chelan County sheriff's office said the 52-year-old Snohomish man had moved his .40-caliber handgun from its holster to his back pocket Saturday to see if that position would be more comfortable.
The Wenatchee World reported the gun fired the bullet down his left buttock and left leg, coming to rest just above the knee. He was treated at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.
Information from: The Wenatchee World, http://www.wenatcheeworld.com
I read some of the posted comments on there yesterday, including one claiming that keeping a round chambered is critical to achieving fast enough response in a defense situation. Plaxico Burress apparently thought so, too, with similar results.PLC92084 wrote:A round chambered and no safety? Gives responsible firearms owners a bad name...
I carry with one in the chamber and no safety with all three of my handguns and I too have never had any AD or other mishap =) Carry condition really boils down to the user. Some can't be trusted with a pellet gun, let alone chambered carry, others have no problem, and there are many places in between the two. Considering my gun simply does NOT leave the holster (and for hiking/backpacking/other outdoor activities it's carried in a level 2 retention holster) it pretty much makes an AD (sorry, have to change that to ND... I don't believe there's such a thing as an *accidental* discharge, so much as a *negligent* discharge) a non-issue.PLC92084 wrote:Some like to carry in Condition One (round chambered, weapon cocked, safety on). That's pushing the envelope a bit too far (especially if you're just out hiking) IMHO. I can't think of any situation on the trail that would lead me to carry in that fashion... I carry in Condition Two or Three and have never had an AD or other mishap.
For these dodos, Darwinian principles aren't working as well as they should...
Thoreau speaks truth.Thoreau wrote:I carry with one in the chamber and no safety with all three of my handguns and I too have never had any AD or other mishap (snip) the time and ability to deal with those extra steps?
Glocks either, technically...PageRob wrote:Thoreau speaks truth.Thoreau wrote:I carry with one in the chamber and no safety with all three of my handguns and I too have never had any AD or other mishap (snip) the time and ability to deal with those extra steps?
It should also be noted that some weapons do not have a safety (my wife's Kel-Tec, for example).