Main Motorcycle: 2014 Street Triple R
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Pine Island, Florida
Other Motorcycle: 2005 Suzuki SV650s +
Extra Motorcycle: Honda NT650GT/RC31 +
I was trained very early by my Dad, a Bomb Disposal Technician, to shoot rifles first, then pistols. I was taking apart a Walther PPK before I was ten, (still have that one). I sail offshore and early days in the Bahamas were dangerous for cruisers. I still carry a stainless Mini 14, (30 round clip), and a Winchester model 12 with the first two rounds slugs and buckshot after that. When I'm not sailing they live not far from my bedside. I've always been pretty good with rifles and shot match grade .22 in the Army ROTC while in college and got into varmint hunting to kill a rodent that carried the flea that is responsible for Bubonic plague when I lived in the mountains above Palm Springs. I know a 25.06 is a little overkill for that but that's what I bought, (Ruger #1 drop block single shot with the bull barrel), because reloading equipment was readily available for that caliber in my friends shop. Not much good for home defense unless you can shoot the intruder at a few hundred yards out. I've got the Walther but it's only a .32 cal and if I was going to get a carry permit I'd want it in .380. I also have a Ruger in 9 mm, a S&W .22 auto and several other rifles and shotguns. All in all I like American Bulldogs, Pitbulls, Dobermans and Rotties as the first line of defense at home. Used to have Dobies in the mountains but my Bulldogs are more compact and easier on the boat. The poor Brits can't even own a Pitbull much less a handgun. Chambering a round into the model 12 is an impressive sound and a good deterrent for someone on the other side of a door if the dogs aren't enough. What am I worried about?........ Losing the front end of my Street Triple R in a messy corner so I try not to charge corners I don't know, lol!
Thoughts are things, think the good ones!
Last edited by ArtfulDodger; 06-10-2017 at 11:20 AM.