Important Notice: The site is currently being upgraded to a new software system. This process could take a day or two to complete. During that time, we are going to leave the site up here, on its old software. WHAT GETS POSTED HERE DURING THIS TRANSITION WILL NOT BE COPIED OVER ONTO THE NEW SITE, WHEN THE UPGRADE IS COMPLETE. When we swap over, the content posted while this message is visible will be lost. We wanted to give you folks a place to hang out and talk while we worked though. We will let you know when we are finished. Please pardon the inconvenience, during this transition.

Home Forums Classifieds GT Store Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups


Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-19-2013, 21:03   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 7
What Would You Do?

I do an awful lot of lurking, and seem to see the same old questions and issues pop up. As a result, I have become inspired to take a new spin on a classic thread type.

So here's the situation:

A tiger has escaped from your local zoo. It weighs in at 300 pounds and has a reputation for being mean. Authorities are searching frantically, but can't seem to get eyes on the bugger.

Question one - Knowing that there is a mean tiger on the loose, will you change carry weapons? Why?

You and your family decide to take a trip to the mall that weekend. All due diligence is given, and you make it inside safe and sound. But, without fail, Betty-Sue forgot her cell phone in the car. And she will die if she doesn't have it. So your significant other goes out with her to retrieve it.

They are approximately sixty feet away (it's a big parking lot) when you notice something is amiss. To their right comes a big, slobbering, staggering, confused, snarling, bleary-eyed, generally pissed off, tiger. That's right folks, the already mean tiger has contracted rabies. Most likely from those rodents it's been dining on.

Question two - Are you going to start shooting? Keep in mind there will be people around. And your adrenaline will be pumping. Let's throw in that you don't have time to get outside.

Assuming you shot at the tiger, you hit the lung cavity with three rounds. The tiger is now bleeding profusely and running in the opposite direction. But you are now standing in the middle of a crowded area, gun out, and possibly even frothing at the mouth yourself.

Question three A - So what are your actions? Holster your weapon? Try to explain your actions? Run and hope the police don't catch up? You are not limited to those three options.

So you chose not to shoot at the tiger. Lucky you, it was after a stray dog and rushes past your family members. They run to the car. After twenty seconds you get a message from Betty-Sue. It reads "OMG WTH ws tht?"

Question three B - Do you follow the tiger and alert authorities? Or do you alert authorities and get your family out of there?

Now for some real questions:

All things considered (rabid tiger and having to potentially shoot through safety glass), would you have chosen a different weapon from your original answer? Why?

Ideally you would have a rifle or shotgun. But I clearly intend for you to be using a handgun. Is barrel length a factor in your carry decision?

A lot of my questions really revolve around caliber. But what are your thoughts on a revolver versus a semi-auto in this scenario?

Lastly, thanks for taking the time to read and respond.

Hopefully I have this in the right subforum! Moderators, please please please push it over to where it belongs if I messed up.
CompleteNerd is offline  
Old 02-19-2013, 21:09   #2
427's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: KUMSC
Posts: 7,000
Creative writing class?
Death twitches my ear. "Live," he says, "I am coming."
Virgil, Minor Poems

Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.
427 is offline  
Old 02-19-2013, 21:17   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 7
Lol. No sir, just trying to liven things up around here.

Incidentally I am a creative writing major.
CompleteNerd is offline  
Old 02-20-2013, 08:17   #4
Senior Member
ronin.45's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NE OHIO
Posts: 9,877
I'd feel as good about my normal carry gun(G26) as anything. I'm not going to carry a big heavy gun just in case a large animal attacks me. Staying around home for a day or so until they catch the tiger would be prudent.
As I go through life I keep coming to the same conclusion, people are generally stupid.
ronin.45 is offline  
Old 02-20-2013, 08:21   #5
Senior Member
CajunBass's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: North Chesterfield, Virginia
Posts: 3,907
Send a message via AIM to CajunBass
I'm sorry. I started to fall asleep about halfway through that. Was there a question?
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 (NKJV)
CajunBass is offline  

Closed Thread

carry options, completenerd, gun, hypothetical, tiger
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 20:35.

GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
GT Store

Users Currently Online: 1,089
309 Members
780 Guests

Most users ever online: 4,867
May 19, 2015 at 1:03