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Old 05-16-2013, 10:01   #51
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Worse in a residence than in an apartment. I can't stand apartments/condos.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:06   #52
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I actually had a similar experience thirty years ago. My wife and I had just gotten married and we were living in an apartment. The apartment complex was nice enough, it wasn’t a luxurious complex nor a ghetto.

Around 2:00 a.m. we were awakened by someone pounding on the door and calling out a woman’s name. He sounded drunk.

I yelled through the door that he had the wrong apartment. He kept yelling so either he didn’t understand me or he didn’t believe me. He also kept pounding on the door and saying he was going to break the door.

I grabbed my handgun and my wife called 911 to report the guy. I looked out the peep hole and I didn’t recognize the guy. I told him we called the police and they were on their way. He finally left and the police showed up about 10 minutes later. They said they had looked around the complex and didn’t find him.

I never told the police I was armed and I never told the drunk either.
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Old 05-16-2013, 13:32   #53
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Luckily, my compartment is on the second floor; my door is on the first floor. I've got a living room window that is above and slightly to the North of the door down below, and a balcony further to the North.

I won't open the door, but I can open the window, or walk out on to the balcony, look down, see the door, and talk with the "visitor." If they refuse to leave or try to gain entry I'll have 911 on speaker phone.

If they do gain entry, they'll have to walk up the interior stairway where they will be lit up with a Surefire flashlight and loudly asked to leave. (all for the benefit of the 911 recording) If they don't it's very likely that paragraph 2 of Colorado's Revised Statute 18-1-704.5 will come into play.

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Old 05-16-2013, 14:42   #54
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Yep....
All though I wouldn't make any noise or respond. If the guy hears no response maybe he'll go away & I can go back to sleep.

Or it could be a knock n rob.

Probably not if they're making a scene.....BUT.....
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Old 05-16-2013, 17:32   #55
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So you wake up to someone pounding on your apartment door and yelling to open up. The time is 4am and it becomes apparent he's at the wrong apartment because he's calling someone's name to open up and come out. You yell back that there's no one here by that name, he's got the wrong place, so go away. Angry/drunk guy doesn't buy it, keeps pounding, yelling, and starts throwing his body against the door in an apparent attempt to break it in. You have a phone and a loaded gun nearby. What would you do? What order would you do it? Call 911? Grab gun first? Verbally warn the guy that you are armed?

This is based on a real scenario that happened to an aquaintance recently. I have my opinion; I'm interested in yours.
Take my double barreled shotgun and fire two blasts out the window...LOL

Ok in all seriousness.

All the above. I grab my gun and tell him I am armed and will shoot if he enters and that the police are on their way. Then call 911. Then finally hope for his sake the cops arrive before he makes entry, because at that point he will be lucky if he leaves on a stretcher rather than a body bag. I have no desire to take someone else's life but if I have to choose between me or other innocents and the bad guy, sorry he looses and I will fire until he is no longer a threat to anyone.

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Old 05-16-2013, 20:24   #56
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At 4 A.M. if someone was pounding on my door, I'd probably think it was my alarm clock waking me up, go take a pee, and start a pot of coffee. The sight of me walking around in my undies would probably scare him away.


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Old 05-16-2013, 20:55   #57
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i keep quite and go back to bed....
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Old 05-16-2013, 22:13   #58
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Had a hooker knocking on the door of the hotel room with the wife and youngins all snuggled up together in the bed. Tried wispering through the door to the young lady, it woke up the bride who wanted to know who was at the door, then my daughter wanted to know what a hooker was…..
C'mon man, you called the hooker. It's ok, we've all done it.
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Old 05-30-2013, 20:51   #59
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warn drunk at door, grab phone, dial 911 and advise PD, aim at door.
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Old 05-30-2013, 23:00   #60
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So you wake up to someone pounding on your apartment door and yelling to open up. The time is 4am and it becomes apparent he's at the wrong apartment because he's calling someone's name to open up and come out. You yell back that there's no one here by that name, he's got the wrong place, so go away. Angry/drunk guy doesn't buy it, keeps pounding, yelling, and starts throwing his body against the door in an apparent attempt to break it in. You have a phone and a loaded gun nearby. What would you do? What order would you do it? Call 911? Grab gun first? Verbally warn the guy that you are armed?

This is based on a real scenario that happened to an aquaintance recently. I have my opinion; I'm interested in yours.
Well if you were Joe Biden you'd probably shoot through the door. If I was able to I'd call 911 with my gun ready. But I'd be more concerned about having my gun ready incase he breaks down the door. And I was gonna make a "Dave's not here" reference but that one was already taken.
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Old 05-30-2013, 23:23   #61
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Tell him he has wrong apartment -> Grab gun -> Call police -> Lock bedroom door and wait for police to arrive, or the man to enter.
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Old 05-30-2013, 23:36   #62
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my dad, brother, and i would give him a mild beating. no heroics here /:
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:02   #63
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First, my home SD pistola would already be in hand before getting out of the bed to see about the door. Secondly, if the wife was home, she would already be calling 911; I'd announce they have the wrong residence......blood will spill if you continue to forcibly enter.

Hopefully, the perp would have a least one remaining functioning brain cell and they would leave; if not, then the outcome is predicted.



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Old 05-31-2013, 11:44   #64
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Immediately blow the claymores on the porch. Frags out all windows. Execute ninja flip out front door. Spin around in circles shooting everything.
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Old 05-31-2013, 17:54   #65
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This happened to me:

3 am ish. Young guy knocks on door and rings bell a bunch.
I had G19 in right hand behind door.
I had it in my hand because I did not yet have a holster that worked with my PJs.
I had cell in my left.
I opened the inner door.
Outer door was closed and is always locked.
He wanted to come in and use my phone.
I told him I will call the police and they would help him with whatever problem he was having.
At this he charged at the door but stopped short.
Then he swore a lot and took off running.
911 operator sent police.
She asked if there were any weapons. I said I was armed.
She said ok, please don't go outside.
I said yep, tell them as soon as I see their lights I will secure it.
Police showed up and searched around outside. (they were wearing hats - our chief is first rate)
Turns out it was a neighbor kid who got in some kind of family beef with his old man and tossed out for the night.
All's well that ends well.

I did not display my weapon.
I did not verbalize anything about it.
I should not have opened the door. That was dumb.
I should have just talked through the door or the nearby window.
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Old 05-31-2013, 19:17   #66
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I would quickly log on to GlockTalk and solicit advice.


Then yell through the door, "I'm on GlockTalk right now. Yall better run!"
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Old 06-01-2013, 15:23   #67
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This happened to me:

3 am ish. Young guy knocks on door and rings bell a bunch.
(this sounds like a prelude to kicking the door in if nobody is home)

I had G19 in right hand behind door.
I had it in my hand because I did not yet have a holster that worked with my PJs.
I had cell in my left.

I opened the inner door.
(considering the oddness of the time and his actions, this was "Risky")

Outer door was closed and is always locked.
(that is, unless he got it open prior to ringing the doorbell)

He wanted to come in and use my phone.
( that line is about as old as "oh, I thought this was my cousins house")

I told him I will call the police and they would help him with whatever problem he was having.
At this he charged at the door but stopped short.
Then he swore a lot and took off running.
911 operator sent police.
She asked if there were any weapons. I said I was armed.
She said ok, please don't go outside.
I said yep, tell them as soon as I see their lights I will secure it.
Police showed up and searched around outside. (they were wearing hats - our chief is first rate)
Turns out it was a neighbor kid who got in some kind of family beef with his old man and tossed out for the night.
All's well that ends well.

I did not display my weapon.
I did not verbalize anything about it.
I should not have opened the door. That was dumb.
I should have just talked through the door or the nearby window.
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Old 06-01-2013, 16:13   #68
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Old 06-01-2013, 18:20   #69
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this has happened to me b4 I answered the door in my boxers said mofo wat da f u want and they just get quiet and say sorry wrong house and leave this is one of those times it pays to be tattooed all over it scares the crap out of people
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:06   #70
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This happened to my mom and little sister and I about 15 years ago. I was not a gun owner then. As the man of the house I instructed them to call the cops while I yelled at the drunks that they had the wrong home. When they persisted in banging on the door. We all armed ourselves with the longest knives that we had. Fortunately the drunks left. I'm confident that mom and little sis would have done what needed to be done. I saw the look in their eyes.

Today, if someone makes that mistake I'll grab one of the several guns that I have, while Ms. G22Dude gets baby G22Dude to the saferoom and calls the cops. I'll just lay in wait for the knucklehead to cross the threshold of our door and light them up.
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Old 06-01-2013, 22:28   #71
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1. I'm behind cover with my gun pointed at the door.

2. I'm dialing 911.

3. If he manages to bust down the door I let lead fly until the threat stops.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:19   #72
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So you wake up to someone pounding on your apartment door and yelling to open up. The time is 4am and it becomes apparent he's at the wrong apartment because he's calling someone's name to open up and come out.
You know the eye peep hole in the front door? Well mine has a hookup for bear spray. Works great.

Simple, no?

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Old 06-02-2013, 15:43   #73
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Simple, call 911 with one hand, and cover the door with your gun with the other hand, and let the cops deal with the A hole.

Safest and easiest. Nothing to gain by confronting the dumb ass.
^ This, except the phone would be on hands-free. That way 9-1-1 also has the whole thing recorded. If he comes through the door, there'll be rounds downrange. He's not knowing I'm armed until then and by then he's got the point.

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Any knock after dark is automatically answered with a gun in hand anyway, so I guess that's the default option. Both of my doors have a window on them, so I'm going to visibly show him the gun pointed right at him, while calling 911.
Aren't you concerned this might be considered brandishing?
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Old 06-02-2013, 17:23   #74
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Grab phone and call 911 while heading out the back door/window if possible. If I have no exit then I hole up with the family in the safest room possible. If he wants to break down multiple doors because he is too drunk to realize he is lost then he just might get shot. In reality if he is that drunk it probably wont be necessary to shoot him. Simple takedown manuever or a frying pan upside the head would be enough.


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Old 06-02-2013, 18:31   #75
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So you wake up to someone pounding on your apartment door and yelling to open up. The time is 4am and it becomes apparent he's at the wrong apartment because he's calling someone's name to open up and come out. You yell back that there's no one here by that name, he's got the wrong place, so go away. Angry/drunk guy doesn't buy it, keeps pounding, yelling, and starts throwing his body against the door in an apparent attempt to break it in. You have a phone and a loaded gun nearby. What would you do? What order would you do it? Call 911? Grab gun first? Verbally warn the guy that you are armed?

This is based on a real scenario that happened to an aquaintance recently. I have my opinion; I'm interested in yours.
For starters, I don't answer the door or yell back anything at 4 AM.
I'll arm myself and prepare to repel borders.
If the door comes down?
Shots will be fired.

Then I'll call 911 to clean up the mess.

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