1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

Am I a curmudgeon?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GK Chesteron, Sep 21, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. GK Chesteron

    GK Chesteron TS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    17
    I like break open shotguns, particularly side by sides. I've had a few pumps over the years (Mossberg 500, Winchester 97, Remington Express 870) but I've never enjoyed shooting them and am back to my Beretta MkII (for trap) and my Savage Fox Model B (for everything else, including homeland security) Now I realize pumps and autloaders are considered the cat's meow when it comes to protecting one's castle but darn it, I feel more confident with a break open double.
    I'm curious,
    Is there anyone else with like similar preference?
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,437
    What's a curmudgeon? HMB
     
  3. Ljutic 4 Ice

    Ljutic 4 Ice TS Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Messages:
    71
    Definition of CURMUDGEON

    1: archaic : miser

    2: a crusty, ill-tempered, and usually old man
     
  4. Tron

    Tron Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    6,675
    Maybe a Putz or a Dweeb....but definately not a curmudgeon.
     
  5. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    2,026
    Location:
    Camdenton, MO
    GK,

    Good question! I married in 1965 and, being a gun nut from a gun nut family, I wished to teach my new wife how to protect herself while I traveled for a living and was gone alot. First, I pulled out the pistol...typical home protection. Realized she could not pull the hammer back and that she was shooting a small single projectile which meant she needed to be accurate. Sooooo, I bought a break gun with a short barrel, cut the stock down. No need for difficult loading process as with a pistol, pump or auto. Darling, hit the lever, drop in the shell, close the gun, point it in the general direction of your target and pull the trigger. A pistol of significant caliber was also too heavy for my little girl to handle while the break gun sat in her arms like a broom stick...easy. There are many who disagree with this approach as most home security guns are handguns but for someone who does not regularily shoot and not accustomed to or trained with firearms...well I think I made the best decision for all concerned at my house. It was kept loaded and hidden behind the curtain next to her bed for easy access.

    miltie
     
  6. Ducky

    Ducky Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    Messages:
    67
    Sounds like to me!!!!!
     
  7. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Messages:
    5,418
    Location:
    Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
    That would be me...in spades!!
     
  8. Hivoltfl

    Hivoltfl Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    539
    Location:
    north Florida
    Takes one to know one.....I are one.


    Rick
     
  9. highflyer

    highflyer TS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    2,474
    I used to shoot over and unders. When several liberal governments around the world turned against semi auto shotguns I decided that I needed to shoot them. I have learned to love semi autos. That being said there is something nostalgic about side by sides. I think of the Wild West and the old movies. Even futuristic movies use them. I saw a little bit of an old Mad Max movie last night and Mel Gibson was using a side by side. It fit the part better than any other gun would have.
     
  10. mike Adcock

    mike Adcock Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    182
    GK: For my homeland security, I prefer a .45 with 185 gr. HP and a laser sight.

    Mike
     
  11. Dingelfutz

    Dingelfutz TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    50
    Wilford Brimley is my hero. Might that make me a carmudgeon?
     
  12. Barkingspider21

    Barkingspider21 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Messages:
    700
    Location:
    Semonole County Florida
    Yup, sure nuff, but I prefer a 20ga pump loaded with #6 high velocity with my Kimber as a back up with 185 gr hp's
    Woody
     
  13. ms_yuan

    ms_yuan Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    173
    "it was kept loaded and hidden behind the curtain next to her bed for easy access."

    Just be careful when someone's little kids (married in 1965 -- assume you don't have little kids) come over and accidentally get their hands on a loaded shotgun...That could be unfortunate.
     
  14. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    2,026
    Location:
    Camdenton, MO
    MS YAN

    That was in 1965 and I was 19 years old. We had NO children at that time and kept our bedroom door locked full time. Your post was an excellent one and words that should be well heeded.

    Thanks,

    milt
     
  15. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,651
    If you call me a curmudgeon ... I will whack you with my cane!
     
  16. maka

    maka Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    379
    When you can afford a new K-Gun, P-Gun, Seitz, etc. Then complain how much the new feed for it cost. Then you know!!!!!!!
     
  17. Charlie Becknell

    Charlie Becknell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,618
    Being from Kentucky, the best home protection is conversation and gentle persuading. I feel quite sure this would prevent any robber form hurting you or taking any of your belongings. Also, keep your cell phone handy so you can call the police that one of your fellow humans is angered and you are going to try to convince him to reject his recidivist's ways.

    Oh my gosh, I've been in a liberal nightmare and just woke up. Please reject the above statement.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.