Draw or grab a firearm that is immediately next to you
Grab a clubbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Golf club, baseball bat, etc)
Grab a stabbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Kitchen knife, pocket knife, etc)
Run to another room to grab a locked up or hidden firearm and confront the home invaders
Run to another room to grab a stabbing or clubbing weapon and confront the home invaders
Run to another room and attempt to hide while dialing 911
Run out the backdoor of the house and attempt to escape
Freeze like a deer in the headlights
Rush the bad guys barehanded
what's my point? unless killing someone is necessary to protect youself, your property, your family....one should try to wound the attacker first.
Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.
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%
over 50,000 rounds in competition
over a half million in practice
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
Americans think they can solved all their problems with a gun. Got a problem? Shoot it!
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf