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?

    I really hope all of those who carry anything know what they are doing.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    I threw a big glass ashtray at him, it bounced off his noggin' and put a big hole in the drywall. Then I pushed him down the stairs with chair.

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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.
    You might sneak up on me (I doubt it, I'm always very alert), but you aren't going to sneak past my dogs without a lot of barking... and I never go to the door without a pistol.

    I can tell when they're barking at people, as opposed to other dogs, cats, squirrels, imaginary squirrels, stray leaves or inanimate objects that might move if they don't bark.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    I really hope all of those who carry anything know what they are doing.

    Say buddy, do you know which end of this thing is where the bullet comes out?


    Um, yeah...
    Ex-cop
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    Trained under some of the best in weapons...
    Part-time instructor in defensive handgunning and close-quarters self-defense, as well as stick and knife fighting...

    Nah, I don't know nuffin'.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Say buddy, do you know which end of this thing is where the bullet comes out?


    Um, yeah...
    Ex-cop
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    Trained under some of the best in weapons...
    Part-time instructor in defensive handgunning and close-quarters self-defense, as well as stick and knife fighting...

    Nah, I don't know nuffin'.
    yeah, how many of those who carry do you think know their stuff?

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    yeah, how many of those who carry do you think know their stuff?

    I know that all the ones I trained know their stuff.


    Seriously... over the past 15 years I've met approximately two gazillion concealed carry people... most of whom either already had, or were seeking, some sort of advanced training in firearms.

    On the whole, I'd say the training level is probably more than adequate.

    Of course, you can always find one or two idiots in any group...
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    True, but I bet their hand to hand combat training will never be on par with their firearm training (if they have any at all in hand to hand). That makes any martial arts expert job easy, disarm for the win.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
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    what chandeliers? we practice a lot!!



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    True, but I bet their hand to hand combat training will never be on par with their firearm training (if they have any at all in hand to hand). That makes any martial arts expert job easy, disarm for the win.
    I think Heinlein said it best:

    "Get a shot off quickly. It upsets them, and gives you time to make the next shot perfect."

    That, and if you have to shoot someone, shoot them immediately and shoot them a LOT.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    yeah, how many of those who carry do you think know their stuff?
    black belt years ago TKD
    IPSC Master Class pistol Shot
    US Shooting Team-Shotgun
    All-American (Collegiate and Open) Skeet
    several hundred hours in formal defensive pistol instruction as a student and teacher
    NRA Distinguished Expert-Rifle, Shotgun
    Held the Ohio "pin" record for 27 years
    trained in silat for 5 years (knives)
    Escrima and Kali another few (sticks)
    CCW for 18 years, taught CCW classes for 7



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