Apr 06, 2012, 09:59 PM
Son of Eagles
I'm glad that you're okay. Had it turned out differently you may have been a bit discouraged about going out for a little while and that would rot. This is one of the main reasons that I just bought Rattlers headphones. I need to know what's going on around me at all times whether it's in a local park or in the middle of the woods. Stay safe
Apr 06, 2012, 10:07 PM
Yes, that is why I carry a Lesche. I had a guy approach me earlier in the week, and although I did not get a too threatening vibe; he was slightly aggressive. As he started giving me the business I cleaned my Lesche (as I always do after a dig) with my hand towel. The sight of that 8" blade really keeps things in perspective.
Originally Posted by Missouri_John
CoilFisher=I fish with a coil.
Use a Lesche and a pinpointer and CUT the plug!
Don't use shovels and trowels in parks to dig holes.*Preserve the hobby.*
Apr 06, 2012, 10:20 PM
Good for you and he got what he deserved
Apr 06, 2012, 10:25 PM
Good for you John! Wasn't a real skinny guy missing a few teeth (well...I mean before you whacked him with the shovel....) was he? If so I think I know who he was and he definitely deserved it! Find anything during your hunt besides the possible flat 3-ringer?
Apr 06, 2012, 10:50 PM
I'm with cgull. I always have my handgun on me. Usually when I'm prospecting I just keep my LCP clipped inside my waist band. It's small and doesn't get in the way when I'm squatting and climbing creek banks. When I'm out with my wife or just going about my daily business I have one of my Sigs. Thank God I never never had to present it.
Missouri John, it looks like you had things well under control and didn't need a firearm in this case. Well done sir.
What John said is very true...we all need to stay alert to our surroundings at all times. We don't have to be paranoid, just pay attention to what's going on around us.
So far, this is the longest I've ever lived. ~ Sigman Fraud
Apr 07, 2012, 01:39 AM
I'm just glad nothing escalated further. I'm a huge fan of non-violent hunts............preferably ones that i find more than i did today
Apr 07, 2012, 07:47 AM
John, I too, am a fan of non-violent hunts. But it seems not everyone shares that ideal. My 1911 45 acp never leaves my side because there are a growing number of cretans out there that don't intend to treat you politely. "an armed society is a polite society", whether relic shovel, digging knife or firearm!
So many yards, so little time!
Apr 07, 2012, 08:17 AM
Good job! Glad you didn't become a statistic. I usually carry a Taurus Judge or a sub-compact 9mm depending on how concealed I need to be. There are situations where some knucklehead could close the distance on you and thats when its good to have a Lesche in hand.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Apr 07, 2012, 08:49 AM
Nice work John. Low-life got what he deserved.
seek and ye shall find sayeth the Lord
Apr 07, 2012, 08:57 AM
Glad you are OK John. During my early years of detecting, I hunted alone in very remote areas and that's why I rarely ever use headphones today. HH, Quindy.
Everyone will make a good find on occasion. The challenge is to find CW relics consistently.
Apr 07, 2012, 09:47 AM
Yesterday I was in an old ballfield in the hood here in KC. I had a few young guys check me out, but, I am a big guy and I use a big Ontario entry tool for a digger. I have Missouri CCW but right now do not own anything other than big frame guns so it is just too big. I also have a one hand opening CRKT tanto blade clipped to my pocket. I can filet a deer with that blade so I am going to guess I could do some real damage on a lowlife if I had to.
Tha ballfield was apparently where the hookers take their johns, there were freakin condoms everywhere there, arrrgh
Apr 07, 2012, 09:57 AM
da book worm--researcher
were you being kind and hit him with the "flat"of the shovel or being hard core and used the the edge ? if used correctly --the edge of a digging shovel is like a ax --the russian special forces had a sharpened edge to their "entrenching tools" which made getting hit with them like getting hit by an ax -it would split the persons skull like a ripe melon.
6 shot rohm 22 short -- small , quiet BOH special -- keeps the scummy crud and mean stray dogs and snakes away
Last edited by ivan salis; Apr 07, 2012 at 10:00 AM.
Apr 07, 2012, 10:10 AM
Then used the shovel to bury him with.
Originally Posted by Whydah
Apr 07, 2012, 11:10 AM
Momma Said I Was Born To Dig.
AWESOME! good for you! People are crazy. When you see a situation is headed south, take charge immediately! And if you have a predator, by all means, swing for the fence, T-Ball style!
Apr 07, 2012, 12:56 PM
Good job. Never let anyone invade your personal space. Be carefull, people will usually take your kindness for weakness. Pepper spray is good, a knife, shovel are all good to defend your self. Glad your o.k.
Life is not the way it's supposed to be; It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. Do your best let God do the rest.
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