View Poll Results: What would you do?

Voters
98. You may not vote on this poll
  • 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%
Page 6 of 37 FirstFirst ... 4567816 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 363

Thread: Self defense: How prepared are you?

  1. #51
    Sage
    VanceMack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:59 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    54,730

    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    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.
    My croc grabs people with his mouth. Thats just how he rolls without four fingers and a thumb. We lost a mailman because of him. We also got sued because he played tagyerit with the 12 year old cutting across the back acre. The 12 year old lost. He would definitely throw someone of their game, especially if they kicked in their door. Now...if they just opened it and said "awwwwcmereyou big good boy" they would be in serious danger of being loved to death.

  2. #52
    Sage
    VanceMack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:59 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    54,730

    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    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.
    Id be flinging the cell phone if I could reach it in time. Anything that you can fire overhanded is a weapon in that scenario.

  3. #53
    User
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Seen
    09-11-13 @ 05:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    67

    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    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.

  4. #54
    Educator

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last Seen
    07-08-11 @ 01:37 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    1,235

    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    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...
    Someone who kicks a door in to rob your home is probably going to be a little more violent than someone who gets in through an open window, I'll grant you that, but there really is no reason not to command the person to stop unless they come in pointing a weapon.

    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 08:31 PM.

  5. #55
    Sage
    VanceMack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:59 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    54,730

    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    Someone who kicks a door in to rob your home is probably going to be a little more violent than someone who gets in through an open window, I'll grant you that, but there really is no reason not to command the person to stop unless they come in pointing a weapon.

    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.
    I have a dog that is all teeth. And no...Im not wasting a seconds breath issuing commands. I truly hope you dont think people that have committed to a home invasion are going to stop because you told them to in an authoritative voice. The only command I want to be issuing is "quit bleeding on my carpet, bitch!"

  6. #56
    Educator

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last Seen
    07-08-11 @ 01:37 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    1,235

    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I have a dog that is all teeth. And no...Im not wasting a seconds breath issuing commands. I truly hope you dont think people that have committed to a home invasion are going to stop because you told them to in an authoritative voice. The only command I want to be issuing is "quit bleeding on my carpet, bitch!"
    We'll have to respectfully disagree then. And they will stop if they are not armed and see that you have a weapon. If you really would shoot a burglar who climbs through your window to steal your wife's jewelry, then that's just crazy. Someone busting your door down, yeah, I can see that, but your every day B&E perp is not going to be a murderous animal on the run wanted in 48 states and Puerto Rico.. Many states require that you announce yourself as willing to use deadly force if they do not stop.

  7. #57
    Sage
    VanceMack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:59 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    54,730

    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    We'll have to respectfully disagree then. And they will stop if they are not armed and see that you have a weapon. If you really would shoot a burglar who climbs through your window to steal your wife's jewelry, then that's just crazy. Someone busting your door down, yeah, I can see that, but your every day B&E perp is not going to be a murderous animal on the run wanted in 48 states and Puerto Rico.. Many states require that you announce yourself as willing to use deadly force if they do not stop.
    Maybe you need to re-read the 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."

    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.

  8. #58
    Educator

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last Seen
    07-08-11 @ 01:37 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    1,235

    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    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..

  9. #59
    Global Moderator
    Moderator

    Gina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:17 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    31,962

    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    My croc grabs people with his mouth. Thats just how he rolls without four fingers and a thumb. We lost a mailman because of him. We also got sued because he played tagyerit with the 12 year old cutting across the back acre. The 12 year old lost. He would definitely throw someone of their game, especially if they kicked in their door. Now...if they just opened it and said "awwwwcmereyou big good boy" they would be in serious danger of being loved to death.
    He sounds like a great pet and protector! I hope you won the suit, since the kid was trespassing. Isn't that funny? It's all in the attitude of the person.

    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.

  10. #60
    Professor

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    North Dakota
    Last Seen
    09-02-17 @ 08:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    2,357

    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    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 09:22 PM.

Page 6 of 37 FirstFirst ... 4567816 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •