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post Mar 1 2011, 08:05 PM
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How many people carry a firearm in their rv? Been telling the wife lots of people have a gun on board just in case a problem comes up and before people start going off I know as a last resort but sometimes people or animals leave you no choice.
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post Mar 14 2011, 11:36 PM
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It's my experience that quite a few RVr's do have a weapon. It's a good idea if you do a lot of primitive camping, but make sure you practice, and are comfortable with whatever firearms you own.

When I was a reserve sheriff's deputy, our department required us to carry at all times, on or off duty, so I'm sure this influences my reasoning. A lot depends on your camping. At the K.O.A. in town you can more than likely get assistance quickly, but in the middle of nowhere you will be on your own. I've never had to use a weapon while camping, but want to be prepared as there are criminals, meth heads out there, even in isolated areas . In terms of animals I've had bears and other wild animals walk by my campsite while camping many miles from civilization. In all situations they have had no more desire to get close than I have.

A good combination might be a 12g shotgun,and a 22 semi-automatic handgun. The shotgun would be handy if threatened by more than one person. I know many would recommend more fire power than the 22 handgun, such as a 9mm. However with a little practice and a Browning target 22 pistol for example, you can group your shots quite accurately. Ammo is cheap, so you can have some fun targeting while improving your skill. Some states, such as Missouri, have a number of free practice ranges in national forests.
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rv1   Taking A Poll   Mar 1 2011, 08:05 PM
John Blue   NO, only a heavy copper power cable. This item st...   Mar 1 2011, 08:36 PM
joez   I think if you do the research you will find the p...   Mar 1 2011, 10:11 PM
rv1   I think if you do the research you will find the ...   Mar 2 2011, 06:23 PM
fpullanosr   My experiance is that 75-80% of RVers carry a fire...   Mar 1 2011, 10:15 PM
kcmoedoe   I have them at my home, but never carry one in th...   Mar 1 2011, 11:07 PM
RLM   There are too many jurisdictions across the count...   Mar 5 2011, 02:20 PM
NorthernIllinoisPlumber   About 2/3 of the states honor each other's co...   Mar 7 2011, 11:08 PM
Lindsay Richards   I have a Mossburg 500 12 gauge shotgun with an 18...   Mar 2 2011, 10:24 PM
FosterImposters   ...decide on a safe place to shoot it in the floo...   Mar 3 2011, 10:35 PM
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wprigge   Pepper spray etc is very legal in Canada. Up her...   Mar 9 2011, 09:06 AM
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Tom   Also decide on a safe place to shoot it in the fl...   Mar 19 2011, 10:58 PM
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dog bone   My experiance is that 75-80% of RVers carry a fir...   Mar 11 2011, 02:06 PM
jim crowl   It's my experience that quite a few RVr's ...   Mar 14 2011, 11:36 PM
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