Skip to comments.PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT
Posted on 01/08/2013 9:54:43 AM PST by flyover
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I predict a lot of PO’d neighbors the result of the many false alarms created from nocturnal animals, tree branches etc.
It means he will rack his Mossberg shotgun.
Makes aloud noise. scary
MarDav ~ Ive got 00 buckshot all up and down in mine. I figure if someones entered my locked house at night, then someone has it coming to them.
It's called a Dutch load. Mine's #6 goose, 00 buck, rifled slugs.
The idea is that the first few shots have many pellets to maximize the odds of connecting, and as your opponent returns fire and seeks concealment, you go to larger pellets to punch through, and if he makes it to cover, the slugs are more apt to achieve penetration even there.
It supposedly enhances your chances.
Great. Now you have to remember what’s where in the tube, how many rounds you’ve fired, the varying effects of each, and how long it’s gonna take you to reach the “has it coming” round when you realize this $#!^ IS real and you want that round FIRST.
Man, I envy those with Dobes that can “run the perimeter”. Mine would jauntily run off down the street exploring.
He is excellent in the house when I set him to “look”, but he’s never been allowed off leash outdoors due to his reluctance to obey a recall command. He’s a rescue that was kept in a cellar the first year of his life, tormented by the family children periodically.
We’ve had him years now, but I know I could not trust him to be off leash. Our Palli, now she was a different story. I remember once she was in the yard with me and she saw my sons legs sticking out of his car (working on something) she went into that catlike crouch, all tension and focus, and went to check him out. It’s beautiful to see them work like that.
Of course when she realized it was her boy she turned into a bouncing puppy in a split second. Sure do miss her.
“a” was meant to be “and”
yeah, that’s the best, but having your keys and your cell phone and your wallet right by you are good for 1)pushing the alert button on the key fob; 2)calling 911 as they try to break in; 3)have your stuff easily at hand if you have to bolt out the other doors or windows in your home if there are just too darn many of the bad guys to hold ‘em off and keep yourself, your spouse, your kids safe.
Also, having dogs that bark and won’t back down from strangers until they are commanded is good.
My grandmother didn’t have all this stuff—she just slept with a small black iron skillet under her bed. She said she could maybe wallop someone and give ‘em a big goose egg on their head! :)
What to do if you have a keyless entry vehicle?
Mine died in my arms a year ago. Miss that girl so much. We rescued her at 1 year. She was my 3rd Dobe and my wife’s very first dog. Those two were like BFF. No better dog than a Dobie for your personal and family protection. They were bred for just that purpose. Smart as a whip and athletic to the max. She was with us for 11 years. What a blessing.
I have an 1993 Silverado. I’ll have to find other ways...
Lots of warnings and instructions today it seems.
Great idea! I Will try it out to make
sure the remote reaches my car.
Thanks for posting!!
“Great. Now you have to remember whats where in the tube, how many rounds youve fired, the varying effects of each, and how long its gonna take you to reach the has it coming round when you realize this $#!^ IS real and you want that round FIRST.”
I’ve practiced shooting with this load out a few hundred times (at least) and I am very comfortable with it. Now if I get REALLY PO’d at someone then I’m going to reload with 12ga marine flares (which are short magnesium coated aluminum slugs) and have myself a BBQ.
I live in the boonies where we do the same but we had 2 separate incidents of localized property theft last fall.
[copper and anything left in cars]
They totally ignored our house [dogs and signs] so I keep hoping to ‘catch’ the next batch of would-be thieves, myself.
[it’s *really* boring here]
Is yours outside all the time?
Mine are indoor dogs.
[too cold out for them in the winter and heartworm skeeters around in the summer...spoiled sofa brats]
Jack and prozac?.....I thought you were a patron guy.
I expected it to be some kind of bug-out advice. I imagine there are still a few of us that don't have electronic keys or fobs. I'll continue to keep my keys in the chest-of-drawers and wonder why I had to waste my time responding to this. ;^)
It’s from a King Crimson song, Prozac Blue. In theory I’m a Scotch guy, though I do loves my tequilas... and beer... bourbon... brandy... yeah pretty much everything but wine, don’t like wine.
String soup cans on a wire around the truck, and run one end up to your bedside. Ya gotta think outside the box on these things!
I once worked for a lady who lived way out in the country by herself and had six geese.
Geese are very territorial and very loud.
Nobody was going to sneak up on that house!
I have five cars and trucks, but none of them have an alarm,
so I guess I’ll just shoot.
No thanks. I will stick with my AR-15 and my pistol. Wife has the shotgun on her side, so she's good, too.
Thx. I like that idea.
I also use my key alarm when I can’t find my car at WalMart. I can’t remember where I park it.
“I considered him to be my 10 second warning.”
Yep - maybe the barking will get someone to not even try, but at least gives you a warning if you are home. Our neighborhood watch folks say if you hear a noise - get up and investigate safely. It probably is the only warning you will get. I learned that too late.
Years ago a prowler hit a bunch of cars right before Christmas on our quiet cul-de-sac. I had just got in bed and almost asleep when our dog let out a slight “woof” and that was it. I thought about getting up, diddn’t, listened for anymore noises and there weren’t any.
Got up the next morning and about eight cars (some unlocked and some older ones with no alarms) had been broken into. They must have come onto the drive to check our cars and that was the “woof”. Our new dog is a bit more aggressive with the barking towards strangers as they enter the yard.
I have heard that about the geese! Does’nt the military use either those birds or some other animals?
This is a *good* idea. I’d just as soon run somebody off before I’d have to choot ‘em.
To thackney, Feed ‘em. That way, you can kinda control where they go. We have a courtyard (where the dogs never go) & the backyard (the only critters that go back there are frogs, chipmunks, & squirrels- well, & the birds. *Rarely* have drama with the dogs). We’ve been doing this for years & discovered it by accident.
If I scare them and they run I’ll have a Hell of a time getting off a good shot!