I have a very nice stainless steel
Another application may be water fowling
, which I have yet to really consider or pursue.What firearms would you consider sailing with and why?
I would also like to keep this thread from becoming a gun ownership debate in general, as much as possible.
In an attempt to get back on topic, I re-read the original post ...
I carry a Glock 26, with Maritime/Marine spring cups
so it works fine after being dumped in the water and retrieved. I use Advantage Tactical Sights. Pistol can be carried with magazine capacity from 10/12/13/15/17/18/19/20 "normal sized" magazine or 33 round extended as a spare in the hull or car for extended trips. (In case it's a whole pack of rabid coyotes, or Nessie the Loch-Ness Monstor )
Second choice, anything Stainless that works, and I often haver one of those as a BUG,
Why I always carry the Glock: the Marine Spring Cups in no-rust Glocks are what I carry the most. The Marine cups from LoneWolf or other supplier is a good $10.00 investment ensuring that the firing pin has all the force needed instead of water fowling it/decelerating it..
Why in general ...
Trying to get 50 yards back to my car once took hours when wild dogs didn't want me to. As pretty as they are, rabid
skunks and bobcats aren't high on my favorite pet list. I've read of wild boar attacking a man who defended himself with a flounder gig, and got hundreds of stitches at the hospital.
I have read of murders at US Army Corps of Engineers Parks/Lakes near here (firearms prohibited there) and at boat ramps, and rivers where kayakers "disappeared while camping" I have seen pictures of 3 people bitten by rattlesnakes (all within 50 miles of here) this year, two died.
My first round in my Stainless steel BUG is snakeshot. I cart/portage my kayak through some rough "tall grass" brushy country to get to water sometimes, snake country.
For the thread hijackers ... briefly:
I'm pro-life. About the only time I'd use any weapon, hammer/screwdriver/Bic pen/slingshot/fork/chain whatever ... is to protect life.
In Texas, all handguns must be concealed when carried by a licensee, even if you carry because of snakes/animals. I got my license specifically because
of deadly snakes proliferating the area.
I didn't find it necessary to get in a gunfight when the two guys robbed the electronics store and one had a gun at my head while the other held a gun on the cashier, then had us lay face down in a store room, they got about $200 and got away safely (luckily they didn't kill us like they did with the several teen girls in the yogurt shop they executed after putting them in the store room) I also didn't find it necessary when the 5 guys with 3 shotguns and 2 pistols robbed the hardware store/lumber yard I was in, and then put all employees in the break room (these were caught when they left, being recognized by police driving by as the same group who put the Grocery Store Employee down the street in critical condition the week earlier) I didn't need to shoot the dogs keeping me from my car ... If I'm in a store/at a campsite
and laying face down on the floor with 5 others, and the bad guys are intending to shoot us one by one in the head, I might decide to turn over. I've been blessed so far, but that doesn't mean I'll leave my tools at home. Poll:
How many of you have actually HAD to use your PFD/life vest/fire extinguisher/door locks?
What possible circumstances would provoke you to the point where you'd feel justified to shoot somebody and how likely is it, do you suppose, that you're going to encounter such circumstances in your kayak?
Fish_It, Here's a possible circumstance from the link in the OP: http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewt ... 11&t=30551
Or http://www.caller.com/news/2010/apr/28/ ... -survival/
but you can Google "river murders" "Park murders" "lake murders" and find all you want.
Anyone else with any contribution to the topic of "What firearms would you consider (when sailing/kayaking) and why?