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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 Thunder View Post
    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.
    yeah that is the starting point-center of mass. If that doesn't work most advocate head shots but I suggest aiming for the pelvis or groin. Much easier to hit and while not an instant stop, its going to put the mope down pretty fast and again people tend to be able to snap their heads rather quickly when you are lining them up but the pelvis, upper thigh area is much harder to do that with



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    yeah that is the starting point-center of mass. If that doesn't work most advocate head shots but I suggest aiming for the pelvis or groin. Much easier to hit and while not an instant stop, its going to put the mope down pretty fast and again people tend to be able to snap their heads rather quickly when you are lining them up but the pelvis, upper thigh area is much harder to do that with
    well yes, if i shoot someone in the torso, and they keep coming at me, then perhaps there is no choice left than to shoot them in the head...which will likely lead to his death.

    what's my point? unless killing someone is necessary to protect youself, your property, your family....one should try to wound the attacker first.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    what's my point? unless killing someone is necessary to protect youself, your property, your family....one should try to wound the attacker first.
    Fair enough but most of us dont know why we have been attacked, when I shot the guy a few years back, I shot the bastard in the stomach because they say thats a guarantee take down. Shooting in the leg works too but if a thug has that much hatred for its victim in particular they might stomach enough strength to reach for his own gun to take you down with him.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    well yes, if i shoot someone in the torso, and they keep coming at me, then perhaps there is no choice left than to shoot them in the head...which will likely lead to his death.

    what's my point? unless killing someone is necessary to protect youself, your property, your family....one should try to wound the attacker first.
    wrong again

    your only rational and proper goal is to STOP THE ATTACK

    your only legitimate reason to shoot someone is because they are about to engage in action that you reasonably believes will cause imminent severe bodily harm or death to you or another innocent individual.

    that means you have to STOP that attack RIGHT NOW

    and shooting someone in the torso with a handgun is 25-30% likely to cause a fatal wound. With a rifle its about 90%



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ...and shooting someone in the torso with a handgun is 25-30% likely to cause a fatal wound. With a rifle its about 90%
    well, if that's the case...then what can ya do.


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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Highway View Post
    Fair enough but most of us dont know why we have been attacked, when I shot the guy a few years back, I shot the bastard in the stomach because they say thats a guarantee take down. Shooting in the leg works too but if a thug has that much hatred for its victim in particular they might stomach enough strength to reach for his own gun to take you down with him.
    I am a master class pistol shot

    over 50,000 rounds in competition

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    I was an A level IPSC shooter back in the days when A was the highest level

    I have hundreds of hours of live training in defensive pistol shooting

    and I would never think of trying to shoot someone in the leg in a gun fight unless that was the only part of an assailant that was not behind cover.

    Its too hard to hit



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Americans think they can solved all their problems with a gun. Got a problem? Shoot it!

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyBob View Post
    Americans think they can solved all their problems with a gun. Got a problem? Shoot it!
    You completely miss the point
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyBob View Post
    Americans think they can solved all their problems with a gun. Got a problem? Shoot it!
    It worked with the revolutionary war.

    Just say'n.

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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.
    You draw a gun to shoot, not to warn. Your objective is to eliminate the threat. Often you may be able to eliminate the threat while not killing the person. Not killing the person should not be your primary concern. Your primary concern is to eliminate the threat. If you stop the threat with a double tap, but continue to empty two magazines into the aggressor in two tight groups you're probably going to have some 'splainin' to do.










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