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Old April 19, 2006, 08:48 PM   #1
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Is There A Secret Code?

Well, a couple of days agao, I was in a car that we were trying to sell and the test driver was a guy that i swore was a hunter shooter/ yet I was unsure and didnt want to make a fool of myself or be rude and blatantly ask him.... So I just shut up about it. I ask you seasoned professionals whethere there is any way to tell or to ask discretely, a secrete firearms "code" if you will. I asked him about his political standpoint, very opacue (sp) He didnt like kerry, but wanted to perserve as much of the environment as possible ( so do i but thats a different story) he also wants to get off oil-so do i, he didnt really like bush, so do I
as I said not really clear
Any pointers?
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Old April 19, 2006, 08:56 PM   #2
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"Ever go hunting?"

shh, don't tell anyone
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Old April 19, 2006, 09:49 PM   #3
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pretty blatant, something like "30-06"? randomly, they'll get it or wont...
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Old April 19, 2006, 10:12 PM   #4
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Sure, pull a piece of 50 caliber brass out of your pocket and drop it, while saying something like "Darn, that must be left over from the range the other day."

I've also found that when the subject comes up of "What do you do?" - as it seems to do whenever two or more Americans meet and talk - and I reply with I do volunteer work as a rangemaster at a local shooting range, the gun subject has been clearly breached.
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Old April 19, 2006, 11:06 PM   #5
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This is Georgia, EVERYONE is into guns and hunting!
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Old April 20, 2006, 03:56 PM   #6
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We should have a set code and try to spread it through out the shooting world...Just to avoid unnecessacary hassle when we don't need it. I'm always up for a good gun control debate, but some times there just isn't time for it.
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Old April 20, 2006, 03:59 PM   #7
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I usually tell who other shooters are by giving them long lingering knowing looks in public places, perhaps a toss of the head, a subtle wink....generally it will be reciprocated with that subtle body language we know so well

All of us just know who else is...

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Old April 20, 2006, 04:32 PM   #8
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fwiw, thats NOT how wildalaska befriended me.

all i remember is being asked 'does this smell like ether to you?'
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Old April 20, 2006, 05:02 PM   #9
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I look for loose ammunition on them or in their vicinity. Anyone who glances at my backpack will see I'm into hunting (it's camo), and if you look close you might see a few 12 ga shells in the see-through rear pocket.



Failing external cues, just ask them what their hobbies are. Secret code = english. Or whatever your primary shared language is.
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Old April 20, 2006, 05:27 PM   #10
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Old April 20, 2006, 09:09 PM   #11
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I didn't realize I was a pariah. It's kinda cool....
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Old April 21, 2006, 08:15 AM   #12
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Yeah...

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We should have a set code and try to spread it through out the shooting world...Just to avoid unnecessacary hassle when we don't need it. I'm always up for a good gun control debate, but some times there just isn't time for it.
We need a secret handshake or something
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Old April 21, 2006, 08:22 AM   #13
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You wanted to know if he's a hunter, so you asked about his political views and the environment? One has nothing to do with the other...

Is there a reason you think a "secret code" would be better than simply asking someone, "Are you a hunter?"

Seems almost like you think something is bad about hunting and shooting that you have to keep it a secret.

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Old April 21, 2006, 03:45 PM   #14
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Okay, if you hear me casually work the phrase "The zombies have wings in Cairo" into the conversation, rest assured that it's really me. You need to respond with "The x-ring marks the spot" so I'll know it's you.
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Old April 21, 2006, 03:46 PM   #15
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Old April 21, 2006, 03:48 PM   #16
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not sure that would work because there are ten types of people in the world, those than understand binary and those that don't
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Old April 21, 2006, 04:14 PM   #17
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"I usually tell who other shooters are by giving them long lingering knowing looks in public places, perhaps a toss of the head, a subtle wink....generally it will be reciprocated with that subtle body language we know so well"

And all along I thought the key was the matching camo manbags.
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Old April 22, 2006, 12:59 PM   #18
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Just to check...

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"I usually tell who other shooters are by giving them long lingering knowing looks in public places, perhaps a toss of the head, a subtle wink....generally it will be reciprocated with that subtle body language we know so well"
I gave a man a knowing wink once. Turns out I was right. Now I've got a 9mm scar right below where my ribs meet.
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Old April 22, 2006, 06:23 PM   #19
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political and environmental view points are excedingly relevant as, one can directly correlate to the other IE "I think bush is doing a poor job, he is behind the oil business and therefore wants to sell that "beautifull" land and he has the support of all the redneck hunters too" was a reply I got from my mothers friend- this clearly shows biased towards certain ideals-giving me a glimpse of who they are
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Old April 22, 2006, 06:48 PM   #20
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I gave a man a knowing wink once. Turns out I was right. Now I've got a 9mm scar right below where my ribs meet.
Could you tell us that story in some more detail? There has to be more to it than that. I'm sure someone wouldn't just shoot you because you knew they had a gun!
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Old April 23, 2006, 02:13 AM   #21
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show him the trunk and say " heck, you could fit 5 or six good sized deer in there".
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Old April 23, 2006, 04:34 PM   #22
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I think quite a few of you dont know the definition of blatant.... Its not funny, to me at least. Put yourself in my shoes or those of someone who is in an akward situation as the one proposed....It Ny, people dotn exactly wear their heart on their sleeves!
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Old April 24, 2006, 02:01 PM   #23
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Could you tell us that story in some more detail? There has to be more to it than that. I'm sure someone wouldn't just shoot you because you knew they had a gun!
Sorry, I guess I should have added a wink to that or something, I was just joking. Although when I was younger as screwing around with explosives for my homemade movies and one blew up wrong I ended up with a scar that LOOKS like I've been shot. (Sorry for the confusion )
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Old April 25, 2006, 05:41 AM   #24
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not sure that would work because there are ten types of people in the world, those than understand binary and those that don't
LOL!
'nuff said......


Re: code.
I simply wear an NRA cap.

When I don't (like at work), I don't hide the fact that I'm a shooter or flaunt it either.
I treat it simply as another aspect of myself.

I remember one kind of amusing incident. I was relating an experience I had where someone had come into my house late one night and I'd armed myself with a revolver. One of the women I was talking ot burst out " YOU have a REVOLVER??"
I smiled and said "Yeah. Why? You think I'm a semi-auto kinda guy?".
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Old April 25, 2006, 09:37 AM   #25
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I usually tell who other shooters are by giving them long lingering knowing looks in public places, perhaps a toss of the head, a subtle wink....generally it will be reciprocated with that subtle body language we know so well
Well, either that or they think you are....

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