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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2007
    maui, hawaii
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    carring protection

    was just wonder what everybody everybody carries for protection while hunting or working a area?
    thanks much, take care and be carefull out there. ron

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  3. #2
    us
    This aint no damn flea circus!!!

    Mar 2006
    Livin' in a tar-paper shack in the woods of Eastern Idaho!
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    Re: carring protection

    I carry "Thunder & Lightning".................and a very sharp diggin' tool!

    Seriously, Im a big guy. 6'-1" 235lbs, if I see someone comin my way I face them & look em dead in the eyes as they aproach. If they are checking me out to see if I will be an easy victim, they quickly realize that a robbery attempt would not be the wisest decision. But then again........I live in Idaho. If someone steals your car here they will usually return it in a few days with a full tank of gas. Not a lot of muggings goin on 'round here. 8)
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  4. #3
    us
    Dec 2007
    maui, hawaii
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    Re: carring protection

    sure sounds like you have a good plan but still have to be carefull just in case that rare
    bad situation comes along.
    take care and be carefull out there. ron

  5. #4
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
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    Re: carring protection

    There are several existing posts here on the forum regarding protection and a couple are very recent. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  6. #5
    us
    Dec 2007
    maui, hawaii
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    Re: carring protection

    monty, thanks much for the info. will check it out.
    take care and be safe out there. ron

  7. #6
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    Success is living like a millionaire when you're not!

    Aug 2009
    Florida
    Surf PI, Ace 250,Excal 1000,PI Dual Field
    162

    Re: carring protection

    Hey there Maui.

    Well if you are that concerned about it, your best protection would be to hunt with a friend. There are several very nice and sociable guys there on Maui that hunt the water. I should know as I hunted several days there this last November with them on Maui and had no problems at all. I also hunted some smaller beaches on my own.

    Just remember you reap what you sew, so be respectful to everyone.

    On the other hand, I live in Miami and Miami Beach can be pretty rough. Believe me I would not hesitate to bash someone with my Sunspot. Why bruise your knuckles when you are carrying a hunk of stainless on the end of a wooden pole?

    HH and Mahalo.

    Pirates for Hire

  8. #7
    us
    Dec 2007
    maui, hawaii
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    Re: carring protection

    BareBones, we have lived here over 20 years and we never had any problems.
    there are problems here like any where else and we do have our share of some
    questionable people.
    take care and be safe out there. ron

  9. #8
    us
    Feb 2007
    East Central Florida WP
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    Re: carring protection

    You can never be TOO careful. Stay Safe.
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    us
    Jan 2008
    Marrero LA
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    Re: carring protection

    I'm married and faithful

  11. #10

    May 2005
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    Re: carring protection

    Ron, are crime statistics available for your area? Usually city-data.com has this info but when I looked at your area no info was given. I live in a relatively low crime suburban community so I never worry even alone after dark but have had some scary situations in "Murderapolis" as some call Minneapolis. HH, George (MN)

  12. #11
    us
    Dec 2007
    maui, hawaii
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    Re: carring protection

    hi george, i am not sure where to look for crime figures for maui county. also, maui county includes 2
    other islands, molokai and lani but maui has the bulk amount of population of the 3 islands.
    when i have to travel to oahu, honolulu i really do not like it. way too much trafic, people, crime and
    you name it. oahu is the main island with most of hawaii's population.
    take care. ron

  13. #12
    us
    Jan 2007
    Beach Hunter ID 300
    343

    Re: carring protection

    357 dose the Job and a Lot of woods out there !

  14. #13
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    sirdigsthepennies

    Apr 2008
    st. joseph missouri
    old school whites cion master 6/db and dfx 300 ace 250
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    Re: carring protection

    i usually carrie a 40 cal gloc with hollow points but when in parks around kids i have a 48 in lesche gorund shark relic shovel like a shovel and sword all in one

  15. #14
    us
    Dec 2007
    maui, hawaii
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    Re: carring protection

    hey olepossum, i have heard good things about the 40 cal. glock and would like to get more of
    you feed back on it.
    thanks much and be safe out there. ron

  16. #15
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    Nevermore

    Aug 2010
    Liberty ME
    13

    Re: carring protection

    Quote Originally Posted by maui
    hey olepossum, i have heard good things about the 40 cal. glock and would like to get more of
    you feed back on it.
    thanks much and be safe out there. ron

    I had one, a glock 22 .40cal 10r....very heavy and bulky. My M92 was easier to carry as it was better balanced. Generally if a person sees a gun, be it a .22 or a .45 they aren't going to mess with you. I carry 9mm Makarov..basically an off market PPK. Small, lightweight, easily concealable if in parks, and elegant looking.

  17. #16
    us
    Dec 2007
    maui, hawaii
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    Re: carring protection

    The Raven, thanks for you thoughts and info. right now i am not sure what i will buy.
    i will look into afew others also. thanks much.
    take care. ron

  18. #17
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    Sep 2010
    southeast PA
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    Re: carring protection

    if i'm alone i usually carry a keltec 40 cal. , its light and easy to conceil (i have a carry permit)
    down and dirty

  19. #18
    Bev

    Re: carring protection

    I'm puny. 5'2" and 100 lbs. No one I know will go with me because "it's boring". I have that Sears Craftsman digging tool and it's a little intimidating. I also carry pepper spray but if I'm distracted and grabbed I'm sure he won't let me call a "time out!" to get it out of pocket. He'd probably snatch it from me anyway and use it on me to help his cause.
    I don't think that there are people lurking in the woods waiting for some chick to come wandering through the woods but I think people would consider like a crime of opportunity if they happened upon me.
    When checking out supposedly vacant bank-owned properties, we're told to carry a small can of wasp spray since it's pretty acurate and shoots 20 feet rather than waiting for the perp to get into range.
    I do have people ask me if my pinpointer is a taser. Sometimes I say that it is, adding that you can't be too careful. It makes them go away alright.
    I've also ditched the big earphones I had to some cheapy small ones (not the buds they never stay) but I keep it low so I can still hear things around me somewhat if I don't get zone out.
    Hope that helps a little.

  20. #19
    us
    Northern California

    Aug 2007
    'South' Texas
    XLT, GMT, 6000D Coinmaster
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    Re: carring protection

    Hi Maui Ron,
    The "Insurance Policy" I carry with me in the Calif. Mountains is a 454 Casull, bullets from it go through 3/8" steel plate. It is NOT a city park type weapon. Taurus has a revolver called the Judge. It fires 44 Colt Western OR 410 shotgun rounds. It may be a bit bulky however it is more of a general all around use defensive weapon that is, for at home or out somewhere. However for parks I would be more inclined to carry the Wasp spray that shoots 20 feet, I've used one and it works, or else pepper spray as it works as well. With either spray one needs to pay attention to which direction the wind is coming from however the Wasp spray is heavy and tends to buck the wind well. The Wasp spray is about 1/4" in diameter after it comes out of the nozzle and it is kind of amazing to use it. Of course no can of spray goes "BANG" or emits SMOKE & FIRE, all big hits with guys. The 454 really ROCKS!

    Good Luck, 63bkpkr

    OH, one last thought for semi auto pistols, bird shot rounds can be purchased for many handgun calibers and are effective at close range. They are expensive, you must ask owners of the brand & caliber of the weapon you wish to purchase if the bird shot rounds will feed, eject and cause the next round to load in the chamber but a face full or groin full of bird shot is going to hurt for a long time. Bird shot rounds work in ANY revolver.
    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

  21. #20
    Bev

    Re: carring protection

    I thought when I was showing houses that I should carry a big Maglite which would come in handy for cellars too. My husband asked, "So when he wrestles it away from you and beats YOU with it instead what are you going to do then?" I kinda thought about that and figured something I can use without getting too close might be a better thing for me!
    I'm scared of guns. I'd be willing to carry, but hesitant about shooting and possibly killing someone. That moment's hesitation unfortunately could get me killed. Until I'm ready to pull the trigger, I'd better stay clear.

 

 
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