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 What if...? View Post
    Yelling some version of "Martha get the shotgun" over your shoulder, then turning back and smiling like its "free killing day" might be worth a shot too.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    I'm not at all prepared, because I don't have to be.
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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.
    You'd order them to stop? While you were saying, "St....," one of them would put a bullet in your head. They're ready. You're not. Crooks don't warn. They shoot to kill. I'm just sayin'.....
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    Already answered. The description was taken directly from the actual scenario that occurred.
    What's that scenario

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    As loyal and fierce as an animal may be, I prefer to know that I can ensure my own safety even without them. In other words, dogs are a great additional asset to have when it comes to protecting your home, but I think the only thing you can count on in a emgergency is your own reaction.
    True...but a big ass barking dog makes for a nice distraction when you are closing ground. I dont figure in that situation I get on equal footing (as they are probably armed and there are two of them) so Im looking for any and every distraction or edge...hence the remote control to the face at 65 mph. I dont care who you are...you are flinching. Thats all Im looking for.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You'd order them to stop? While you were saying, "St....," one of them would put a bullet in your head. They're ready. You're not. Crooks don't warn. They shoot to kill. I'm just sayin'.....
    That's not really true. Not all crooks are all hardened cold blood killers who are prepared to kill an entire family just to rob a stereo and a computer.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    That's not really true. Not all crooks are all hardened cold blood killers who are prepared to kill an entire family just to rob a stereo and a computer.
    If they kick your door in on a home invasion while you are present I wouldnt be counting on the milk of human kindness to carry the day...just sayin...

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Whatever you do in a situation like that depends on how much reaction time you have. Usually it's quicker to react with your body then it is to react physically by turning your attention to equipping yourself a gun...

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Huh...for some reason I never even figured the dogs into the equation. Ive got a samoyed husky and a mutt with a massive chest, legs like a horse, and the head of an alligator...both go about 80 pounds. Id imagine they would be very interesting to watch if someone managed to kick in the door...
    I had not considered it either, but that's my first line of defense, two big lab/retriever mixes. They are sweethearts to the family, but they've sent more than one stranger hopping backward off my doorstep when they got a load what was barking and snapping behind the door. The female is particularly fierce and protective.

    No one has mentioned a cellphone. While my dogs kept them busy, I'd be dialing 911 while I grabbed an Easton bat and my pepper spray.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Well, let's see... I don't have kids and I am not married. There is nothing in my house I willing to die for, so why go all territorial and try to defend my property with lethal force just because.. There is two of them, one of me.. they could have more guns than me. **** my property. I'd probably flee, because that would be a form of protecting myself.

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