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 know some Taekwondo and Kumdo, but that's about all there is.
    Guns are illegal in South Korea, so I keep a nice supply of knives in case soemone invades my home (kidding).
    Really though, my home is in one of the nicer neighborhoods, so I can afford to be comfortable.
    Oh, and I'm just wanting to flaunt myself, but I'm still fresh of the Marines...
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    I know some Taekwondo and Kumdo, but that's about all there is.
    Guns are illegal in South Korea, so I keep a nice supply of knives in case soemone invades my home (kidding).
    Really though, my home is in one of the nicer neighborhoods, so I can afford to be comfortable.
    Oh, and I'm just wanting to flaunt myself, but I'm still fresh of the Marines...
    when Junior earned his TKD blackbelt from a very traditional school run by a very nice Korean Lady (she and her ex husband ran two schools, they divorced and my son stayed with her-he's doing other stuff now like Tennis and cross country but my wife became good friends with her and is on her red belt now) I found a guy in Canada who imported traditionally made Korean swords from Seoul so I got my son one. It was expensive (1500) but hand made. Its made of L6 Bainite (the stuff Howard Clark made popular-I have one of Clarks Katanas but its the more traditional 1076 high carbon hand forged steel)

    I bet that sort of sword would be really badass in your home. Its too bad your government doesn't trust its citizens to own firearms, I don't trust politicians who feel that way



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    wait till they come through the door. trust me-the laws about shooting people is one of my specialties
    Oh, I know to wait until they are inside, but they likely won't be more than a few steps from the door when my muzzle flashes.

    We actually had a kid crowbar the front door several years ago. He peed on my front porch and ran home to Moma when he heard me pump the shotgun.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    Oh, I know to wait until they are inside, but they likely won't be more than a few steps from the door when my muzzle flashes.

    We actually had a kid crowbar the front door several years ago. He peed on my front porch and ran home to Moma when he heard me pump the shotgun.
    years ago I lived in an apartment in an area between rich houses and a Lesser area where there was frequent drug dealing. we had a fence around the rear so the only way someone could access the parking lot was to walk right through the driveway between the two buildings. well one night-really late, when I was between jobs and up late at night, I heard some strange noises. I had been cleaning an AR 15 which was sitting on what looked like a tripod. It had a laser on it and a brass catcher. Well I picked up some NVD goggles I had and looked out the window to see some "ute" carrying a crowbar sneaking around the cars. It was July and my window was open. So I eased that AR to the window, turned the laser on and pointed it right at the mope and cranked the bolt back. Now there was a dim light in my apartment so the mope could see me silhouted against the backdrop of that light. well the fence around the parking lot had spiked poles and this mope literally climbed up ten foot polls only to have his pants caught on the spikes. I watched this ass wipe lose half his pants on the spikes as he jumped down

    It was hilarious. never saw him again



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    wait till they come through the door

    trust me-the laws about shooting people is one of my specialties
    Don't they still have to be threatening? Just entry is not justification to shoot, is it?

    PS: there you go again talking about your specialties... that is sure to piss off some people
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    years ago I lived in an apartment in an area between rich houses and a Lesser area where there was frequent drug dealing. we had a fence around the rear so the only way someone could access the parking lot was to walk right through the driveway between the two buildings. well one night-really late, when I was between jobs and up late at night, I heard some strange noises. I had been cleaning an AR 15 which was sitting on what looked like a tripod. It had a laser on it and a brass catcher. Well I picked up some NVD goggles I had and looked out the window to see some "ute" carrying a crowbar sneaking around the cars. It was July and my window was open. So I eased that AR to the window, turned the laser on and pointed it right at the mope and cranked the bolt back. Now there was a dim light in my apartment so the mope could see me silhouted against the backdrop of that light. well the fence around the parking lot had spiked poles and this mope literally climbed up ten foot polls only to have his pants caught on the spikes. I watched this ass wipe lose half his pants on the spikes as he jumped down

    It was hilarious. never saw him again
    I'm surprised that he didn't get some liberal laywer to sue you...
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Don't they still have to be threatening? Just entry is not justification to shoot, is it?

    PS: there you go again talking about your specialties... that is sure to piss off some people
    someone breaks down the door of an occupied home that is pretty much conclusive proof that they intend to do you harm and you have a reasonable expectation that they so intend

    someone who breaks into a home at say 10 AM might be seen as intended to burgle an unoccupied home. after dark-its presumed they intend to rob an occupied home

    if they have that intent OR IF YOU REASONABLY BELIEVE THEY HAVE THAT INTENT

    kill em

    shoot shoot and shoot till they move no more but once they are down and out of the fight you cannot walk up and say give them a buttstroke to the temple or screw a bayonet onto your rifle and stick them in the throat

    later folks



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I'm surprised that he didn't get some liberal laywer to sue you...
    I kept his crowbar with the prints and turned it over to the local constabulary. I think they got his pants too with most likely a DNA sample from what was in the pants. I was later told he had a record but there wasn't enough to charge him with since he hadn't actually started to break into anything



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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.
    I use Black Flag flying insect spray it has a range of 20 foot indoors and more then that outside down wind. I don't have to speculate about its effectiveness I have had an opportunity to test it twice once on 3 young white males "18 to 25" who attempted an unprovoked attack on me one blast from 50 foot down wind and they could not leave fast enough, and once on an unleashed pit bull that came after me and my pup from 10 foot My mother,my daughter, my lady friend and I all carry a can in our cars and have another within reach at home. Black Flag requires no training to use and no permit to carry. I just wish they made it in a smaller container

    You know what they say an ounce of prevention in this case 17.5 ounces of prevention is worth a pound of cure

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    I've never thought about this. My only concern would be the assailant's recovery time because he would be enraged. Black Flag disabled a pitbull?! For how long?

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