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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Highway View Post
    I discovered today that tasers are illegal in NY state, I was bummed.
    Get a Mace Gun. It's not a toy. It works very well. It comes with a water cartridge so you can try it. My wife has the pink one. We tried on a windy day and it works. I can speak for the strength of the OC because we didn't use the real one on me. But it sprays or streams is a better word, to 20 feet. Looks like a little M 79. It would be cool to pop 40 mike mike at thugs, but that's definitely illegal. No matter it is an effective mace gun and it has a safety.

    It cost less than 100 bucks. It's probably legal in New York.
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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.
    In my case it would be 2 of the Lakota Nation's finest teens looking to fund their next meth fix; but yeah I always carry, so I would draw on them.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    They are black because their parents were black? Its basic genetic stuff man...come on. OH...would you feel more comfortable with the scenario if it were more politically correct? OK...two rich white bankers kick in your door. One is wearing a silk Armani, the other a strong Dior number with a red power tie...
    ....both have Rush Limbaugh signature golf clubs at home and vote exclusively Republican from the poll located at their uber-conservative church.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Hard to say.

    Is it just me at home or is my wife there too? How close am I to and exit? How close am I to her? How close is she to the exit? Do I see any weapons on the individuals? Have I heard about a string of robberies lately? If I have, where the men reported to be armed. Where am I in the house?
    WTF is all that bull****? Someone kicks in your ****ing door, what's your reflex? Mine is to draw, not start doing research. Holy **** guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Scenarios like these on a board such as this are problematic because there are dozens of factors that are just missing. If I'm going to grab a weapon it'd depend on where I was in the house. I don't keep a gun hidden in every room, nor do I walk around my house with one at all times, so if I'm in my bedroom I may grab a gun where as in the kitchen perhaps something sharp where as in the living room something blunt. Or hell, if I'm near the door when they kick it in I may not have the chance to grab anything and have to use my hands.
    See that's exactly why I keep mine on me: I never know where I'll be when trouble comes knocking.

    Depending how close I am to a police station or how often I know a cop comes around the neighborhood, I may attempt to escape and value my potential life over my possession while hoping a cop can get there in time, making sure to take down their liscense number if they flee in a vehicle before cops arrive. However if my wife is home that may change this. Is she upstairs in a place that she's unable to escape? Then yeah, I'm definitely fighting. Is she out back on the porch and can get away quick? Then I may go with her.
    Wow......

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Do I know these guys are armed with guns? Then I'm likely to grab a firearm if its close and get out of there, or just get out of there, rather than risking our lives...again, unless she's at a place she can't get out.
    Go for the gun and you're gona get shot.

    Holy **** guy, you want to 'what if' this thing to death. What if this blade of grass blows this way? What if there is a finch on a bush outside? How many clouds are in the sky? Jesus ****ing Christ on a bicycle stop over thinking it and answer the ****ing question

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    In the aforementioned situation, I'd draw my gun on them and order the two guys to stop, if they didn't they'd get shot, but I wouldn't shoot to kill.
    Shooting a gun *not* to kill is like driving a car *not* to go anywhere.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Get a Mace Gun. It's not a toy. It works very well. It comes with a water cartridge so you can try it. My wife has the pink one. We tried on a windy day and it works. I can speak for the strength of the OC because we didn't use the real one on me. But it sprays or streams is a better word, to 20 feet. Looks like a little M 79. It would be cool to pop 40 mike mike at thugs, but that's definitely illegal. No matter it is an effective mace gun and it has a safety.

    It cost less than 100 bucks. It's probably legal in New York.
    I got my adult daughter the same exact model. What I love about it is that one knows immediately which way to point it unlike those little tube shaped ones. Yes, I tried the water cartridge too and you can soak someone's face with it. Also it won't pierce a wall where her son is asleep.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Highway View Post
    I discovered today that tasers are illegal in NY state, I was bummed.
    If I was a mugger I would love a taser or stun gun.

    An easy way to take down the target, without setting yourself up for (except in cases where the potential muggie has a pacemaker) a potential murder charge, and the victim is unlikely to fight back
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    If I was a mugger I would love a taser or stun gun.

    An easy way to take down the target, without setting yourself up for (except in cases where the potential muggie has a pacemaker) a potential murder charge, and the victim is unlikely to fight back
    This is true, for me the taser would be the last resort. My pistol would be used primarily just like when I shot the guy who tried to rob me a few years back.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Shooting a gun *not* to kill is like driving a car *not* to go anywhere.
    I teach people to shoot to STOP

    some shots will kill but will not stop



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Shooting a gun *not* to kill is like driving a car *not* to go anywhere.
    the largest part of the human body is the torso. if I had to shoot someone to defend myself, someone else, or my property, I would shoot them in the chest or belly.

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