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Castle Security

 Yes.  The dead space is covered.

Yes, the Guard is trained.


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 *Snorfle!*  That's funny!
 
 Though we must note that Damncat, after the daily clacker test, neglected to put the safety bail back in place!
 
Disconnect the clacker. Run the wire out to the claymore and insert the blasting cap into the fuze well. Return to the firing station and reconnect the clacker.  Post the guard.  Now, you are good to go. Of course, the other possibility is that the claymore is just on the other side of the window, but that's an entirely different problem.
 
Your cats have opposable thumbs? 
   
When was the last time that cat took a PT test?
 
He's an armed security cat.  He doesn't run. 
 
 Now that is funny! It lead me search for dummy claymores and lo-and-behold I found lots. There's even one that fits on the trailer hitch on the back of your truck. Problem: most tailgaters will have no idea what it is. I think I'll go for the desktop model.
 
 Not appreciated I'm sure, but: Windows are impeding proper vigilance. Opposable thumb kitteh should get with the windex, in and out. Could a Captains Mast be in the future?
 
That window *has* been cleaned...  It took an hour...  and copper pads.  Well, that was a year ago.

 
One thing I've always wondered about: How fast and how far does the back plate of a Claymore fly when you touch one off without a backstop?
 
 Just as I thought. The MG WAS bait!
 
Justthisguy:

I don't know, but that;s why you have lots of wire on the spool. Set your claymore as far away as the wire will permit.  Have some sort or backstop if possible, consistent with the need for concealment, and ensure that the firing position has some sort of protection. Last step is to hug the earth when squeezing the clacker. I have done it closer than the book recommends and I can tell you that it's a highly emotional event. Fortunately, it was not a deadly event, at least for me. The guys on the other side of the claymore had a different experience.
 
Thanks, lvn!  I was thinking about the consequences to someone who might happen to be walking around upright behind the thing when it goes off.

Don't laugh! I actually met somebody like that when I was at Ga. Tech.  He showed us some amazing photographs he had taken in Viet-Nam while walking around upright when mortar shells were falling all over.  I asked him why he wasn't lying as flat as possible on the ground like the other American soldiers in the pictures.

He assured me that he wasn't worried in the least, as he knew he had a charmed life. He was strange in other ways, too.  He was a member of the Army Aviation helicopter community.
 
P.s.  The guy's name was Scotty.  I don't remember his surname.  I'm still mad at him for borrowing my copy of, IIRC, "Worlds of If" and never giving it back.  That issue had the first Larry Niven story in it I ever saw.  F%#ker. It would be worth money now if I still had it.
 
I recall 'Nam vets telling me that they used multiple flak vests as the backstop for claymores.  They said that was the best use possible for those vests.

Not that any cat with opposable thumbs would worry about such matters.  They can simply order their humans loyal minions to take care of the problem.
 
You used copper pads on your window?  No wonder it looks like that...