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 01:39 AM
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.
Apr 07, 2012, 01:46 PM
Glad you're okay bud. He definitely had it coming. That's why I wish IL would finally pass the CC law! All the good parks unfortunately are in the ghettos.
Barber 1/2= ;WLH 1/2= ;FRH= ; SeQ=; SLQ=1 SWQ=5; Barber Q= ; Seated D.= ; Barber Dime=4 ; Merc's=9; Roosies=6; War Nickels=1; Foreign Silver=1
Apr 07, 2012, 07:44 PM
Apr 07, 2012, 10:44 PM
My home modified digging shovel doubles as my walking stick.
People ask about it and that I made it my self. Boxed and drilled. Plenty of right angles to.
It keeps undesirables at a reasonable distance.
When detecting I have my Rambo digger at my side.
I had this drunken alien in my face one time wanting to try out my detector.
Like I was going to just hand it over to him.
I think that walking stick will chop off your foot if not care-full.
Apr 07, 2012, 11:38 PM
Good for you! I'm glad you were not hurt. I generally wear a hat or hoodie since my blonde hair is like a siren, and I always detect with my 2 friends, Smith & Wesson. Breezie
Every time I watch Gone With The Wind, I think we're gonna win this time!
Apr 08, 2012, 12:27 AM
Thank God for the second amendment. It really is an equalizer for law abiding citizens against scum of the Earth. I carry my .22 S&W on my hip mainly for snakes but, it will sure send someone to the promised land if need be. A shovel makes for a good improvised weapon, too. I'm glad you were able to repel this attack, brother. God bless.
Apr 08, 2012, 12:40 AM
Glad your ok bud!! I am always looking over my back while out detecting you never know when someone will approach you like he did.. I also carry my folding military shovel for protection just for idiot like that.. I hope that a@#hole learned his lesson!! you did the right thing
Apr 08, 2012, 01:27 AM
I sharpen the edges of my shovel, and it takes out some serious brush when I'm a mind to.
Originally Posted by ivan salis
"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." — Friedrich Nietzsche
"You ask where I live. I cannot tell you. I am a Voyageur, a Chicot, sir. I live everywhere. My grandfather was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. My father was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. I will also die while en route, and another Chicot will take my place. Such is our course of life."
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