GUN Firearms for protection/home defense

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  1. RyeLou

    RyeLou OT Supporter

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    So with all the gun owners in here and the CCW's, who has actually used it for these reasons? How far did you have to go with it (threaten, shoot and miss/hit)

    I do keep mine around the house but I've never had to use them for anything other than sporting purposes elsewhere. I hope it stays that way.
     
  2. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Haven't had to use it yet, and hope I never do. But I'd rather be prepared if that day does ever come.
     
  3. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Same here. Need to go about getting my CHL one of these days.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I never had to use it for defense and I hope I never will have to use it, but I would also rather be prepared if the situation arises.
     
  5. RyeLou

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    I figured this was more often than not the case. I'm sure theres someone among us who has had to at least pull it out though...at least around the house.
     
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    BROKE Mr. Selfdestruct

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    better to be prepared and never have to use it than need it and not have it
     
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    RyeLou OT Supporter

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    That idea isn't being disputed.
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    The best thing for home defense IMO is a shotgun. Personal defense is whatever handgun you are most comfortable and proficient with.
     
  9. RyeLou

    RyeLou OT Supporter

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    What does this have to do with anything posted in here?
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Around the house? A couple times turned out to be nothing. Away from home one time. (nothing exciting I was taking a leak in some bushes and a racoon came at me)
     
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    I guess a long time ago when I still lived with my parents my sister and I were home alone and she thought she heard a prowler so I took my 1911 and cleared the house. There was nothing.

    Oh. And another time when I had an apartment with my friend. His psycho ex-girlfriend's psycho brother started beating on our door with a baseball bat.
    We called the cops but had my 1911 out just in case. :dunno: (He ran off when he heard a siren.)
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    i have had two encounters with what i would call vagrants (i live in downtown atlanta) coming torwards me, slobering or looking unkept, and talking really offensive/nasty torwards a female companion

    i didn't flash my weapon, both times i completely drew the weapon and took stance

    i hate using it that way, but its a lot less paperwork and again, i was able to adequately build confidence that the other person didn't have any type of firearm...just disease and hands/feet (yes, i know you're thinking zombie)

    i have also been a victim of guncrime, so i have a very good reason to be "prepared"
     
  13. RyeLou

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    What do you mean?
     
  14. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Own two handguns for HD. The AR is more of a range toy or a SHTF tool. I still need a boomstick.
     
  15. RyeLou

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    I've got a CZ on the way and have a 28" Winchester and Remington (both 12ga) I may get something in 18" and semi-auto soon though. There's some shows coming up and that's what I'll be looking for.
     
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    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    woke one night to the sound of a window breaking. got up, got my glock and my flashlight. cleared the house and found out it was the neighbor and his wife fighting and he through something through the window closest to my bedroom window
     
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    Doesn't the flaslight give away your position potentially before you find the person who broke in, assuming they don't have a flashlight or are being quiet now? I always assumed a laser would be better in this situation. I've never thought much about it...I juts see the laser and/or flashlight combos for handguns and it made me think.
     
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    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    both of them are going to give away your position but i couldnt see otherwise
     
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    Laser & flashlight both point two directions. A flashlight would give you better illumination of the BG while sort of blinding him.

    Additionally, I've read (although I have no direct experience) one should hold the flashlight in the other hand from one's weapon, and some distance away from your torso, so if the BG gets a shot off first, he's likely to fire at the flashlight in lieu of seeing you.
     
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    Night vision goggles it is:
    [​IMG]
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Which is why you keep the light off until you see a target at which point you turn it on, blind them and put two in their chest.
     
  22. RyeLou

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    Makes sense and I'm sure you could practive shooting like that but it seems a bit akward to hold it far enough away to make a difference.
     
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    Good point. I know my way around my house more than well enough to get around without bumping into shit with the lights off. I'm guessing most lights that attach to the underside of a handgun have an easy on/off switch you could get to without any problems or fumbling around.
     
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    [​IMG] It was a joke.
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    than discharging a firearm, getting caught brandishing, or shooting an unarmed person and trying to explain why?
     

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