Site Notices
7/23/2014 4:06:00 PM
  Previous Page
Page:  / 3
Author
Message
SouthpawShooter
Left hander, Right thinker
Offline
Posts: 1223
Feedback: 100% (3)
Posted: 12/11/2012 2:59:57 AM
Ok, I know there is a large contingent of people here who carry (CCW & Open) firearms on their person in their own home.

That's fine, I personally don't in general, but if I'm dressed, I always have a knife or 2 in my pockets. It's not just for defense, I need
them as a tool. I use them to aid in packing/shipping various items.

I suppose if you are carrying at all times, then by default you are answering the door armed. But, do you put weapon in hand?
Does it depend on the time of day/night? The manner in which the person(s) knock/ring bell, etc?

For me, depending on the time, and what I hear/see outside the door, I will usually grab a pistol on the way to the door. I always have something
within reach, and my place is sufficiently hardened so it would be highly unlikely they could get in before I could reach anything.

Anyway, let's hear it. How do you answer the door?

(poll inbound)
NRA Certified Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun instructor since 1999
Martel_C
Offline
Posts: 139
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 3:00:35 AM
Who doesn't?
SouthpawShooter
Left hander, Right thinker
Offline
Posts: 1224
Feedback: 100% (3)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 3:02:41 AM
Originally Posted By Martel_C:
Who doesn't?


That was helpful.

Care to elaborate?
NRA Certified Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun instructor since 1999
Accidental
- 2012 Arfcockalypse Survivor - *CoC VET*
Military
Offline
Posts: 7357
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 3:04:50 AM
I am always ready to urinate upon door knockers to immediately assert my dominance over them.
THIS POST HAS 17 LIKES.
AWARD: Most Second Coming 24/365
AWARD: Sherman's favorite 24/365'er
Bmwmdriver
Offline
Posts: 153
Feedback: 100% (34)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 3:05:13 AM
I always answer the door with a gun in hand if i do not recognize them.

You never know......
Martel_C
Offline
Posts: 140
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 3:15:49 AM
Originally Posted By SouthpawShooter:
Originally Posted By Martel_C:
Who doesn't?


That was helpful.

Care to elaborate?


I normally ONLY answer the door for recognized parties, but on the rare occasion that I may answer for a stranger, it's with a 1911 in hand (obscured behind myself or the cracked door). I also carry at home, same as when I'm out.
cedjunior
Offline
Posts: 8345
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 3:16:54 AM
Head on a swivel!
ssgsnake
Ammo Whore Extraordinaire
Military
Online
Posts: 5139
Feedback: 100% (43)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 3:19:51 AM
I always have my holster on if I am dressed.
Survivor of the great ARF Cock Storm of 11/2012

"If Francis Scott Key could have banged Betsy Ross they'd have crapped out Captain America as their love child. " - Vne
preditor556
Member
Offline
Posts: 672
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 3:21:06 AM
Pistol in hand whenever I don't recognize the person.
"sleep is for the weak, that's when they get you"
edcurtis
Member
Offline
Posts: 549
Feedback: 100% (37)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 3:21:49 AM
I don't answer the door unless it's UPS or Fedex requiring a signature.
DCLXVI
Offline
Posts: 1122
Feedback: 100% (18)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 3:35:25 AM
always IWB concealed.

If i dont know who the fuck is at the door, its not getting opened, with few exceptions of like kids selling candy/cookies, delivery drivers, etc.
Mazeman
Your Ad Here
NRA
Offline
Posts: 20671
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 3:40:50 AM
I point the gun at the door and yell "Go Away!"
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
-- Thomas Paine, "filthy little atheist"
biglou250
Offline
Posts: 1639
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 3:58:35 AM
Before answering the door I yell out "Thunder" and wait for the correct response. If there is no reply, I blade at 45 and let loose the tannerite vested dogs.
92muddyXJ
Sneaky like a walrus
Offline
Posts: 5549
Feedback: 100% (8)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 4:06:56 AM
If I answer the door, I am armed.

Typically, I don't answer the door unless I know who it is, delivery/mail, family, neighbors, or friends. If I know you are coming, I will be expecting you.

If I get a knock that I am not expecting, the other person knocking can expect I will have a gun on me or in my hand. I will try to look out the window and recognize a vehicle or out the peep hole. Usually, I will answer the door reguardless, but I want to know who and how many are out there. I don't trust anyone. Sorry. There has been a common thing starting to go around, some chick with some starting her own business story will go door to door prepared to ask you if you are interested in having her clean your carpets or some shit and even hand you a WordArt pamphlet about her up and coming small business to feed her starving children, all the while two scumbag pieces of shit wait in a van/truck for the "right" house. If no one knocks and the house will do for them, they will go around back and break in.

Seems there is a risk whether you answer your door or not these days.
When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

Eagle Scout November 16th, 2006
BrdChris
Offline
Posts: 273
Feedback: 100% (5)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 4:41:24 AM
Last time the door ringed (late at night) I grabbed my 835 loaded with 3" OO buck. It was samich makers brother.
cubanchurchill
Offline
Posts: 2822
Feedback: 100% (5)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 4:45:06 AM
Your not the only one
SouthpawShooter
Left hander, Right thinker
Offline
Posts: 1232
Feedback: 100% (3)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 4:56:26 AM
Originally Posted By 92muddyXJ:
If I answer the door, I am armed.

Typically, I don't answer the door unless I know who it is, delivery/mail, family, neighbors, or friends. If I know you are coming, I will be expecting you.

If I get a knock that I am not expecting, the other person knocking can expect I will have a gun on me or in my hand. I will try to look out the window and recognize a vehicle or out the peep hole. Usually, I will answer the door reguardless, but I want to know who and how many are out there. I don't trust anyone. Sorry. There has been a common thing starting to go around, some chick with some starting her own business story will go door to door prepared to ask you if you are interested in having her clean your carpets or some shit and even hand you a WordArt pamphlet about her up and coming small business to feed her starving children, all the while two scumbag pieces of shit wait in a van/truck for the "right" house. If no one knocks and the house will do for them, they will go around back and break in.

Seems there is a risk whether you answer your door or not these days.


There we go, that's the kind of answer I'm lookin for!

Good on you. Always check out who's knockin!

More detail folks!

NRA Certified Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun instructor since 1999
SouthpawShooter
Left hander, Right thinker
Offline
Posts: 1233
Feedback: 100% (3)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 4:58:21 AM
Originally Posted By cubanchurchill:
Your not the only one



Of course I'm not the only one!

I just wanna know how y'all do it! Gun in hand? In holster? On table near door? Knife? Aim your boner at 'em?

Come on people! Am I on fucking ignore or something??? Hello, is this thing on?


NRA Certified Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun instructor since 1999
Extorris
Retired JBT
Offline
Posts: 16064
Feedback: 100% (2)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 5:01:51 AM
You guys actually answer the door? Amateurs.
"You do realize that you are agreeing with Extorris. When it comes to lowest common denominators...he's number 1. Good people ask themselves "What would Extorris do?" then do the opposite"- Dehammer
edcurtis
Member
Offline
Posts: 550
Feedback: 100% (37)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 5:11:44 AM
Originally Posted By Extorris:
You guys actually answer the door? Amateurs.


+1

You lazy asses aren't leaving the basement when mom can easily answer it.
ANDROTAZ
Member
Online
Posts: 286
Feedback: 100% (17)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 5:24:06 AM
I had a great uncle who always kept a wheelgun in the living room for if/when he answered the door at night. One night, he happened to not grab the gun. The guy at the door was the now-grown son of an man who used to be my uncle's neighbor. The guy asked for a drink, and when my uncle turned the guy got him on the ground and stabbed him multiple times in the chest, killing him.

Link

Some fucking people..

Yeah, I take a gun to the door.
RickNC
Offline
Posts: 5272
Feedback: 100% (3)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 5:30:16 AM
If I don't know you I don't answer the door.
SouthpawShooter
Left hander, Right thinker
Offline
Posts: 1237
Feedback: 100% (3)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 5:36:31 AM
Originally Posted By RickNC:
If I don't know you I don't answer the door.


When you say "you don't answer the door", do you mean you completely ignore whoever is knocking, or you just don't open the door?

NRA Certified Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun instructor since 1999
Kharn
Mushroom Cloud Measurer
Offline
Posts: 25320
Feedback: 100% (9)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 5:51:39 AM
I had a girlfriend dump me because I answered the door with a 1911 in my hand when two guys were on my stoop talking, driving the dogs nuts, without knocking. Quickly found out a cuter girl had been jealous the entire time I was with that one.

Kharn
scottedward58
Inkie
Offline
Posts: 9875
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 5:55:40 AM
I always answer the door with a knife in my pocket but it has nothing to do with paranoia. A knife is always in my pocket, the only reason I take it out is to enter an area with metal detectors.
"I have a right to nothing which another has a right to take away." letter to Uriah Forrest, 1787, T. Jefferson "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." Thomas Paine
SouthpawShooter
Left hander, Right thinker
Offline
Posts: 1238
Feedback: 100% (3)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 6:29:41 AM
Originally Posted By scottedward58:
I always answer the door with a knife in my pocket but it has nothing to do with paranoia. A knife is always in my pocket, the only reason I take it out is to enter an area with metal detectors.


Same here. I always have a knife anyway.
NRA Certified Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun instructor since 1999
fla556guy
Member
Military
Offline
Posts: 13293
Feedback: 100% (25)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 6:37:48 AM
[Last Edit: 12/11/2012 6:38:56 AM by fla556guy]
sharks with lasers.............I grab my sharks with lasers before I answer the door

on a more serious note, I just don't answer it because nobody knocks.
Originally Posted By HullBreach: Nah I bought a gun because stabbing people with bullets just doesn't carry the same message of "Get the fuck out of my house"
Foxtrot9
Low Hanging Member
Military
Offline
Posts: 464
Feedback: 100% (5)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 6:39:15 AM
Kinda hard not to answer the door armed when I'm always armed. Even when I sleep. I may not wear clothes, but I have a belt and a holster on. Oh wait...you were talking about with a pistol or rifle, huh?

I mean, yeah...always have a pistol on me.

"If pointless shit offends you, you sure did come to the wrong place. Here it is an art form." -- Him
ACEB36TC
Member
Offline
Posts: 3561
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 6:40:08 AM
I live a long way down a private road behind an auto gate. "IF YOU DON`T KNOW THE CODE,,,DON`T COME DOWN THE ROAD".
silver-duck
Offline
Posts: 16
Feedback: 100% (11)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:22:49 AM
I am always armed at home so the answer is yes.
johnnypantz
I.A. Investigator Arfcom Reserve Mod Alliance®
Offline
Posts: 29191
Feedback: 100% (6)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:24:19 AM
poll fail. needs more "always armed"

If I'm awake and not in a restricted facility, my sidearm is on my person. If I'm asleep and someone is at my door, we have bigger issues and the rifle is deployed
Winner: ARFCOM F.O.S. level member
I mean, when a dude is making Colombian hookers three at a time with a snooter full of high grade nose candy some pillow talk is inevitable.-John_Wayne777
dex357
Member
NRAMilitary
Offline
Posts: 10104
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:25:15 AM
Rarely does anyone come to our door, but if it is at night, Glock is in hand.
NRA Benefactor Life, NRA Golden Eagle, NRA Recruiter, Second Amendment Foundation
Life Member. LIVE FREE OR DIE. MOLON LABE!!! FBHO!!!!
Jarhead08
Naval Gang-Bang Spotter Tier 2
Offline
Posts: 22806
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:26:24 AM
Ha! First they have to make it past my claymores and foo gas, then my LP/OP's with interlocking fields of fire.
The speed, accuracy and devastating power of American Artillery won confidence and admiration from the troops it supported and inspired fear and respect in their enemy.
Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower
dex357
Member
NRAMilitary
Offline
Posts: 10105
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:26:42 AM
Originally Posted By Mazeman:
I point the gun at the door and yell "Go Away!"


What works better is two or three rounds through the door, saves the vocal cords.
NRA Benefactor Life, NRA Golden Eagle, NRA Recruiter, Second Amendment Foundation
Life Member. LIVE FREE OR DIE. MOLON LABE!!! FBHO!!!!
DFW_shooter
Member
Offline
Posts: 1109
Feedback: 100% (5)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:27:57 AM
Originally Posted By Martel_C:
Who doesn't?


My ccw is on me unless im asleep, or at a location prohibited by law.
Some day, when I'm a millionaire, I'm going to put up some of those LED screen billboards all over the continent of Africa with a looped video of golden corral food getting throw away.
Fuck em.
DWFAN
Dark Lord of the 601st Legion
NRA
Offline
Posts: 14988
Feedback: 100% (3)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:30:36 AM
[Last Edit: 12/11/2012 8:30:50 AM by DWFAN]
Originally Posted By Extorris:
You guys actually answer the door? Amateurs.


If they go away they're VC

If they continue to ring the bell, they're well trained VC

Aint answering the door hell?

Give me Smoke and Peat or Give Me Death!
peekay
PostCount++;
Offline
Posts: 26450
Feedback: 100% (1)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:31:59 AM
Poll fail. Forgot to include naked wielding a shotgun.

There are, however, rules against addressing someone as "fuckface". - John_Wayne777

For service above and beyond, I hereby grant to peekay the Grammar Iron Cross. - PAEBR332
Johnny_Reno
Jackass Identification Specialist
Offline
Posts: 30871
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:34:29 AM



These threads always make me laugh.

Do you people live in Beirut?


Caution: The thoughts in this post are smarter than they appear.
Bradders
Designated Gun Plumber
Online
Posts: 29076
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:34:58 AM
DWFAN
Dark Lord of the 601st Legion
NRA
Offline
Posts: 14989
Feedback: 100% (3)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:35:24 AM
Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:



These threads always make me laugh.

Do you people live in Beirut?




Maybe they live in Detroit?

Same thing

Give me Smoke and Peat or Give Me Death!
Johnny_Reno
Jackass Identification Specialist
Offline
Posts: 30872
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:38:40 AM
Originally Posted By DWFAN:
Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:



These threads always make me laugh.

Do you people live in Beirut?




Maybe they live in Detroit?

Same thing



In which case, the question should be - why are you living in Detroit?


Caution: The thoughts in this post are smarter than they appear.
Pushrod_Paul
Member
Military
Offline
Posts: 848
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:39:20 AM
If someone knocks at my door at night, that means they climbed over the gate at the top of my driveway, walked the 800 feet down it, ignoring all the no tresspassing signs to get to my front door. Damn right I'll have a weapon with me. If it ain't the cops or a neighbor, they better have a damn good reason for tresspassing.
Makarov
Member
Offline
Posts: 6593
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:42:38 AM
Also, A rule we have at the Makarov Compound is; If we don't know you (family, friends, etc.) or are not expecting you (plumber, UPS, etc.) we DO NOT open the door. PERIOD! Whatever you have for us you can leave on the porch. If you are in trouble, we will be happy to call 911 you and you can wait on the porch until the police arrive.

We also have a 140# St. Bernard who loves to do CUJO imitations anytime a stranger comes around the house. He is all bark and no bite but he is intimidating.

Johnny_Reno
Jackass Identification Specialist
Offline
Posts: 30873
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:44:10 AM
[Last Edit: 12/11/2012 8:44:54 AM by Johnny_Reno]


When someone knocks on my door, I:

- Alert the family so that everyone can take their rehearsed sandbagged defensive positions
- Remove the safeties from the claymore mines
- Energize the 800 watt spotlights.
- Strap a grenade to my chest

Only then do I rappel out of my 2nd story window so that I can land behind whoever is knocking at my door so that I can achieve total tactical surprise.



Caution: The thoughts in this post are smarter than they appear.
BatcaveSouth
Offline
Posts: 6926
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:45:22 AM
If I don't recognize them, I shout I'm busy. I used to just ignore knocks not expected, but then started responding. The reason being I don't want to get the impression the house is empty. If just not sure, then I'll have a gun in hand.
JustJim
Offline
Posts: 2371
Feedback: 100% (8)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:45:52 AM
Originally Posted By RickNC:
If I don't know you I don't answer the door.


JustJim
Offline
Posts: 2372
Feedback: 100% (8)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:46:40 AM
Originally Posted By SouthpawShooter:
Originally Posted By RickNC:
If I don't know you I don't answer the door.


When you say "you don't answer the door", do you mean you completely ignore whoever is knocking, or you just don't open the door?



As for me, I look out the peep hole. If I don't know you, I watch until you leave.
JLH3
Living in Occupied Northern Sonora
Online
Posts: 6043
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:47:33 AM
“Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting.”
― Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses
Meta4
L33t Hax0r
NRA
Offline
Posts: 4250
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:48:27 AM
If I don't know who is at the door, I'll grab my CCW pistol and conceal it before I open the door.
The GeekCrew - http://www.TWNCommunications.Net/GC
Saleendude07
Member
Offline
Posts: 1051
Feedback: 100% (2)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:48:42 AM
I usually don't expect company. I always answer the door armed. Friend/family don't show up unexpected it is an understood rule to call first. I would rather be safe than sorry.
People never change they are just various degrees of the same.
mamacujo
Offline
Posts: 3851
Feedback: 0% (0)
Link To This Post
Posted: 12/11/2012 8:50:20 AM
Originally Posted By Pushrod_Paul:
If someone knocks at my door at night, that means they climbed over the gate at the top of my driveway, walked the 800 feet down it, ignoring all the no tresspassing signs to get to my front door. Damn right I'll have a weapon with me. If it ain't the cops or a neighbor, they better have a damn good reason for tresspassing.


Same here. My driveway in FL isn't quite that long, but otherwise same scenario, with a run of barbed wire at the top, beware of dog and audio/video surveillance warning signs in plain view. It's been so long since someone rang my doorbell that I would probably go all crazy secret squirrel on them.
  Previous Page
Page:  / 3