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    Bad shit rarely happens to paranoid people.
    Lot of desert out here.
    Lot of holes in the desert.
    Lot of problems buried in those holes.

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    The other day, saw an armored courier asshat. Grossly overweight, stupidly loaded down with kit on his PC, Glock in a dumbass serpa lock dropleg, bangin' around about his knee. Head was NOT no a swivel.

    There's full retard, then there's full fucktard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BehindBlueI's View Post
    USAA has no physical locations, other than their HQ in San Antonio. If I want cash, an ATM is the way to do it.
    USAA is also great in that they refund any ATM fees (up to a certain amount, IIRC). Ill do the drive up ATMs at a branch where I have another account, or get cash back from a purchase at the grocery store or WM.
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    I watched a video by a big name youtuber on concealed carry in the gym. He gave some basic sound advice and recommended one of those belt purse holsters. So far so good, then be got on the treadmill and plugged his ears with headphones. I don't know about you but if I was some public place where I thought I might need to carry a gun, the last thing I would do is obfuscate my hearing. Especially while on a treadmill where you can't really turn and visually monitor what is going on behind you. Any time you are out in public you should be in what Jeff Cooper described as condition yellow (relaxed awareness) and listening is the only way to sense potential trouble outside your field of vision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tactical Black Belt View Post
    I watched a video by a big name youtuber on concealed carry in the gym. He gave some basic sound advice and recommended one of those belt purse holsters. So far so good, then be got on the treadmill and plugged his ears with headphones. I don't know about you but if I was some public place where I thought I might need to carry a gun, the last thing I would do is obfuscate my hearing. Especially while on a treadmill where you can't really turn and visually monitor what is going on behind you. Any time you are out in public you should be in what Jeff Cooper described as condition yellow (relaxed awareness) and listening is the only way to sense potential trouble outside your field of vision.
    I have watched a teenage girl get hit by a car while crossing a street wearing headphones.

    I have told my kids that headphones and other earpieces for music are not up he worn outside the house.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BillSWPA View Post

    I have told my kids that headphones and other earpieces for music are not up he worn outside the house.


    Two places that I wear earbuds outside of the house are the gym and mowing my yard. Not saying that it's correct, just that I'm willing to accept those risks.

    Can I do an hour of cardio without listening to something to take my mind off of the task at hand? Yes. Will that hour last about nine times longer without the earbuds in? Also yes.

    When I'm mowing I can't hear shit anyway, and rely on frequent scans to keep me informed of the "goings on" around me. Might as well listen to music or a podcast while I'm mowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Sierra View Post
    Some of you guys are either seriously paranoid or live in some seriously f-ed up towns or parts of town.

    Some of the stuff some of y'all won't do at all or won't ever do without being armed is a serious laugh.
    What if I don't go anywhere without being armed? Is that laughable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Sierra View Post
    Is this "never been to and never will go to an ATM" a regional thing? Like, if you live in the middle of nowhere?

    I get it, needing to go to the ATM isn't as necessary now as it was 25 years ago. And I hear all the scare stories of muggings etc around them. But in nearly 53 years on earth, and probably after hundreds of times using ATMs all over the US and even in foreign countries my experiences are definitely different than what some here describe.

    Am I that lucky? I don't think so.
    Well shit, since it's never been a problem for you that must mean it's not really a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Friday View Post
    What if I don't go anywhere without being armed?
    Ever go swimming in public?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Friday View Post
    Well shit, since it's never been a problem for you that must mean it's not really a problem.
    That's my reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli View Post
    Two places that I wear earbuds outside of the house are the gym and mowing my yard. Not saying that it's correct, just that I'm willing to accept those risks.

    Can I do an hour of cardio without listening to something to take my mind off of the task at hand? Yes. Will that hour last about nine times longer without the earbuds in? Also yes.

    When I'm mowing I can't hear shit anyway, and rely on frequent scans to keep me informed of the "goings on" around me. Might as well listen to music or a podcast while I'm mowing.
    Depending on where you live and work out, that is entirely reasonable. It is difficult to do any kind of meaningful workout without making some compromise, and not working out is a far worse compromise.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BillSWPA View Post
    Depending on where you live and work out, that is entirely reasonable. It is difficult to do any kind of meaningful workout without making some compromise, and not working out is a far worse compromise.



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    I use it as a reason to hone my other senses. I wear them when I run or hike, and feel fit vibrations in the ground, and/or keep my head moving so that I donít get snuck up on. Itís good practice...

    Plus, cardio without music is like a pastrami sandwich without mustard...meaning you can keep it.


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