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
This is a very interesting thread. I wanted to make two points;
Animals do not offer as much protection, as they do early warning. It’s not to say that are not capable protectors but do not have the false conception that an animal will save you from harm.
Second, when the SHTF most people freeze. Often time’s people are unable to even dial 911 as they shake so badly. I cannot stress how important emergency drills are. Practice dialing 911 when your phone is off. Have a plan in place and practice it every 6 months or so.
By the way, you have a pet croc? Where do you keep that thing? I had one when I was a kid.. we kept it in a little blow up pool but I left it out in the sun one day and it died. I cried for days I remember.
Last edited by Gargantuan; 07-07-11 at 06:31 PM.
"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."
Aint nothing about that that indicates thes folk are here to sell you magazine subscriptions. We can always consider another scenario...by all means...start another thread. But with THIS one? I'll stick my response.
I did read the scenario, I was just branching out to different situations. You were not really clear in your posts. One thing to consider is the number of subjects that enter your home too. If there are 3 or 4 guys that bust through my door, I am going to fire right away. If it is one or two guys, I really just cannot see myself putting a bullet in each of their heads. I guess I'm a pacifist compared to some of you..
My baby girl is a lover to just about anyone but the next door neighbor (or strangers at the door). She hated his last dog, a mean beast. I think she still associates him with that dog and if she gets out, will chase him down, causing him to freeze until I get there. Thankfully, she hasn't bitten him.
To be honest, since there are two of them and I already have a descent description of what they look like I would probably call the police and try to get out of their way until the cops came. Probobly grab something to hit them with if they come after me, and I always carry a 3-4 inch pocket knife, and go into a room and dial 911 w/ my cell. My gun is in my room, so I would not be close enough to it in the kitchen, and I am not going to take on two people with just a knife or fists. I would think about setting my dog on them though.
Last edited by drz-400; 07-07-11 at 07:22 PM.