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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    The typical people I know on the AT that carry are LEO's and hunters BOTH of whom have above avg gun awareness and demonstrate above avg gun safety particularly among the hunter category if they are state required to complete a Gun Safety Class.
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    Above average? My experience with your typical LEO is minuscule firearms training. Most cops take their duty pistol out of their holster once a year. We needed to reteach them how to field strip a glock every year at qualifications. This is what we found to be the norm. It's actually unfortunate because they are carrying a weapon with a greater likelihood to use it over a civilian. Your basic hunter education course is a joke. Seeming 9/10 times you never touch a loaded weapon. I find hunters always flagging others or themselves with unloaded guns all the time which is still a no go. The main problem with your basic LEO is they very rarely get any training on moving with a pistol out. Standing in a shooting lane at Mr Paper Silhouette is one thing. Tell them to twirl around in a 360 and it all goes to hell. One thing I learned about cops was just like military folk.. most are not gun people. They are just issued one and hope they never have to use it. Then theres the select few who enjoy the sport and practice once a week

    Most LEO at least have the capacity to keep it holstered on trail and not want to ahow it off..

    I saw 4 loaded pistols out of their holsters on the AT lol. People just love to show them pieces off. They think because of my background that I would LOVE to check out their basic plastic blaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfoxengineering View Post
    Above average? My experience with your typical LEO is minuscule firearms training. Most cops take their duty pistol out of their holster once a year. We needed to reteach them how to field strip a glock every year at qualifications. This is what we found to be the norm. It's actually unfortunate because they are carrying a weapon with a greater likelihood to use it over a civilian. Your basic hunter education course is a joke. Seeming 9/10 times you never touch a loaded weapon. I find hunters always flagging others or themselves with unloaded guns all the time which is still a no go. The main problem with your basic LEO is they very rarely get any training on moving with a pistol out. Standing in a shooting lane at Mr Paper Silhouette is one thing. Tell them to twirl around in a 360 and it all goes to hell. One thing I learned about cops was just like military folk.. most are not gun people. They are just issued one and hope they never have to use it. Then theres the select few who enjoy the sport and practice once a week

    Most LEO at least have the capacity to keep it holstered on trail and not want to ahow it off..

    I saw 4 loaded pistols out of their holsters on the AT lol. People just love to show them pieces off. They think because of my background that I would LOVE to check out their basic plastic blaster.
    What experience do you have with LEOs, that forms the basis of your opinion?

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    My weapon carries itís self!


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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfoxengineering View Post
    Above average? My experience with your typical LEO is minuscule firearms training. Most cops take their duty pistol out of their holster once a year. We needed to reteach them how to field strip a glock every year at qualifications. This is what we found to be the norm. It's actually unfortunate because they are carrying a weapon with a greater likelihood to use it over a civilian. Your basic hunter education course is a joke. Seeming 9/10 times you never touch a loaded weapon. I find hunters always flagging others or themselves with unloaded guns all the time which is still a no go. The main problem with your basic LEO is they very rarely get any training on moving with a pistol out. Standing in a shooting lane at Mr Paper Silhouette is one thing. Tell them to twirl around in a 360 and it all goes to hell. One thing I learned about cops was just like military folk.. most are not gun people. They are just issued one and hope they never have to use it. Then theres the select few who enjoy the sport and practice once a week

    Most LEO at least have the capacity to keep it holstered on trail and not want to ahow it off..

    I saw 4 loaded pistols out of their holsters on the AT lol. People just love to show them pieces off. They think because of my background that I would LOVE to check out their basic plastic blaster.
    I concur 100%.

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    I carry a small folding knife 2-3Ē blade and pepper spray. Nothing too scary


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    Quote Originally Posted by CalebJ View Post
    So you refuse to go into the woods without violating the law because of your own personal terror?
    Carrying a gun is perfectly legal on many parts of the trail and many hikers with a concealed carry license carry a fire arm and you donít even know it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ZombieDust66 View Post
    Carrying a gun is perfectly legal on many parts of the trail and many hikers with a concealed carry license carry a fire arm and you don’t even know it.


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    I'm aware of that. Not the point we were discussing at the time.

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    having a knife wont do you much good as protection since thats hand to hand combat. Supposing you are confronted with a gun? OH so now you need a gun? how about a taser gun? where does it stop? Anyone coming into your site that looks threatening, take a picture of the person with your phone or start the video mode so you can record any incident to show police.

    I like the dog defense, but now you need to carry more stuff for the dog unless he or she can carry its own.

    If someone is going to rob you, they are going to do it no matter what you carry. So why bother?

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