View Poll Results: What would you do?

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  • Draw or grab a firearm that is immediately next to you

    28 28.57%
  • Grab a clubbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Golf club, baseball bat, etc)

    7 7.14%
  • Grab a stabbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Kitchen knife, pocket knife, etc)

    6 6.12%
  • Run to another room to grab a locked up or hidden firearm and confront the home invaders

    11 11.22%
  • Run to another room to grab a stabbing or clubbing weapon and confront the home invaders

    3 3.06%
  • Run to another room and attempt to hide while dialing 911

    2 2.04%
  • Run out the backdoor of the house and attempt to escape

    6 6.12%
  • Freeze like a deer in the headlights

    6 6.12%
  • Rush the bad guys barehanded

    6 6.12%
  • Other (explain)

    23 23.47%
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Thread: Self defense: How prepared are you?

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    For me, if I don't have a handgun within immediate reach... which unfortunately, I don't... my only recourse would be to try and strangle them with the tubing from my oxygen tank. In other words, consider this post my "it's been great knowing you guys" farewell in case the OP scenario occurs, because I'm **** outta luck.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    For me, if I don't have a handgun within immediate reach... which unfortunately, I don't... my only recourse would be to try and strangle them with the tubing from my oxygen tank. In other words, consider this post my "it's been great knowing you guys" farewell in case the OP scenario occurs, because I'm **** outta luck.
    bummer Hooter babe. Now my son is 13, has a black belt and has shot scores that beat most adult male police officers in the local "Glock League" we trust him to keep his 22 rifle and ammo in his room. When he has friends over the ammo and gun are locked up since we don't know what training they have had. when he was little the only defensive firearm readily available still was locked in an easily accessed safe under our bed. That was for the wife, I had a Mike Bell handforged katana in easy reach-far too heavy for my then very small son to access.

    Now we have the glock still in the box, My beretta upstairs in my office in a locked box, and a mossberg pump shotgun up high on a shelf in our clothes closet behind our bedroom

    Heavier stuff remains in the safes in our basement and our recreational barn though



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    I have a double holster shoulder rig that hangs on a coat rack about 3 feet from me... it contains 2 twin custom, loaded & chambered, 1911's.

    I don't think i'll be greeting any intruders amicably.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Depends on what they had as weapons. No matter what I would be getting my girls out of the house as fast as possible. To those that have guns... do you wear them in your house? The question is you are going about your business in your safe home. Vaccuming, for instance. How many of you are packing heat? If they busted in and I was close and they didn't hae a gun, I would get my girls out or if no time, defend myself. With years of martial arts I am sure I can handle myself. If they have a weapon I stay calm and make sure my girls are safe even if that means they get out and I die delaying the bad guys.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I have a double holster shoulder rig that hangs on a coat rack about 3 feet from me... it contains 2 twin custom, loaded & chambered, 1911's.

    I don't think i'll be greeting any intruders amicably.
    Is that in every room in your house?
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    For me, if I don't have a handgun within immediate reach... which unfortunately, I don't... my only recourse would be to try and strangle them with the tubing from my oxygen tank. In other words, consider this post my "it's been great knowing you guys" farewell in case the OP scenario occurs, because I'm **** outta luck.
    I don't care what most of the people packing heat in this thread say... even those with guns can and will be taken by surprise just as easily as a person without a gun. None of them are in their home 24/7 like Navy SEALs on patrol scoping the perimeter ready for a life and death shoot out at any second. It is great to have the gun as a tool in case you need it, but unless they are holding it in their hand they just might be as **** outa luck as you are.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I don't care what most of the people packing heat in this thread say... even those with guns can and will be taken by surprise just as easily as a person without a gun. None of them are in their home 24/7 like Navy SEALs on patrol scoping the perimeter ready for a life and death shoot out at any second. It is great to have the gun as a tool in case you need it, but unless they are holding it in their hand they just might be as **** outa luck as you are.
    true, that's why we have the command detonated claymore mines strategically placed along with punji stake traps. The real piece d' resistance is the four barrels of foo-gas around the perimeter.



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Whenever I hear about actual stories on how so many people got robbed, beaten, raped, some beaten so severely they'er either physicaly crippled, or have scrammbled brains for life.
    And those that had love-ones murdered by some crimminal(s) walking our streets.

    All because they did not have the proper tool for self defence.....A GUN.

    To any person who is an Anti-Gun Fanatic. It's simply your chioce to be...

    But do not force your choice of Simple Mind Ignorance upon me.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Is that in every room in your house?
    yes.... I move my coatrack around the house as i roam about the place....it has wheels, a motor, and a steering wheel... and GPS for long trips.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    Read before answering:

    This is a “what would you do?” scenario. You’re going about your business in your home. The time is late afternoon or early evening. Suddenly you hear the sound of your front door splintering in. You turn to see two black males, one wearing a white tank top and the other a blue polo shirt, entering your residence through the broken door.

    Do you:

    1.) Draw or grab a firearm that is immediately next to you
    2.) Grab a clubbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Golf club, baseball bat, etc)
    3.) Grab a stabbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Kitchen knife, pocket knife, etc)
    4.) Run to another room to grab a locked up or hidden firearm and confront the home invaders
    5.) Run to another room to grab a stabbing or clubbing weapon and confront the home invaders
    6.) Run to another room and attempt to hide while dialing 911
    7.) Run out the backdoor of the house and attempt to escape
    8.) Freeze like a deer in the headlights
    9.) Rush the bad guys barehanded
    10.) Other (explain)

    I’m just a little curious to see how people would react in a situation where they presume themselves to be safe, yet are confronted by a sudden threat. It’s easy to say, “It’ll never happen to me” but what do we do if it does? The above situation is actually a direct description of a string of home invasions that have been occurring in my neck of the woods.

    It always helps to have a plan in place, so vote and then explain, please. Keep in mind, this is strictly YOUR reaction, not what you expect a family member or a pet to do, but what YOU will do.
    My body is my weapon. When getting robbed was a daily occurrence in my block, I use to tell the robber "you better not miss". He missed and i pop his eye out. Only one time it didn't happen that way because he was kung fu master. The fight went somewhat like this....



    Yeah but knives, and guns are for suckers. Snap there neck and end it.



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