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Old 09-09-2009, 15:36   #21
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Safety off and ready to fire both barrels

About 25 years ago my wife woke me up at about 2am when she heard pieces of glass from our back door dropping on the floor. Pulled my 12 gauge Savage double barreled shotgun (did not have my Walther 40 cal yet) out from under the bed and stood behind a closed door at the end of the hallway and watched the guy unlock our back door through the little broken window. Flipped the safety off and was ready to fire. My son also woke up and walked out in the hall in the line of fire. I flipped the light on and ran towards the door putting my son behind me. The guy breaking in saw me running towards him while aiming both barrels at him. He cut his hand pulling it out the window and while he was jumping our fence I had one chance to shoot and kill him but because he was running away I held my fire and let him run.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:26   #22
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About 25 years ago my wife woke me up at about 2am when she heard pieces of glass from our back door dropping on the floor. Pulled my 12 gauge Savage double barreled shotgun (did not have my Walther 40 cal yet) out from under the bed and stood behind a closed door at the end of the hallway and watched the guy unlock our back door through the little broken window. Flipped the safety off and was ready to fire. My son also woke up and walked out in the hall in the line of fire. I flipped the light on and ran towards the door putting my son behind me. The guy breaking in saw me running towards him while aiming both barrels at him. He cut his hand pulling it out the window and while he was jumping our fence I had one chance to shoot and kill him but because he was running away I held my fire and let him run.
You kept your thinking head on amidst a very frightening situation. I am betting that the intruder would not have run off with a mere handgun facing him. Shotguns work!
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Old 09-28-2009, 23:01   #23
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I was just curious, how many people have actually had to shoot someone in a self defense situation?
Yes, but not on this side of the big pond!

(You knew that was coming too!)
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:02   #24
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Once long ago and far away I stupidly held a job as the night manager in a motel in a very bad part of Atlanta (College Park, actually) for six years.

I lost count of the number of times I drew a weapon.

I actually fired a weapon three times.

Once a handgun, and twice a shotgun.

I went to court also three times....all charges dropped...still cost me a fortune in lawyer fees and was not worth it.

DO NOT PULL A TRIGGER UNLESS YOU HAVE ABOUT 10K LYING AROUND YOU CAN SPARE.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:16   #25
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Old 10-23-2009, 13:44   #26
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Old 11-09-2009, 17:16   #27
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Stopped my own carjacking once. Didn't have to shoot, but i got my point across...
Same here.
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Old 11-09-2009, 18:32   #28
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About 20 years ago, I stopped over at a friend’s house to pick him up to go to the Bar. I parked my truck on the street and went into his house.

While we were talking I heard glass break. I jumped up to look out the front door and seen two teenagers, one had a ball bat and was just walking down the street breaking car windows. Just as I got to the door, I saw him hit my side window. I ran out the door with my friend behind me and we chased the idiots around the block but they got in their car and took off. I did get the license plate number.

I called the cops, they said they would send over a car. My friend and I went outside to check to see if my window was broken, when the teenagers came back around. The passenger leaned out and took a shot at me.

Luckily, he missed. We told the police what happened when they showed up, and the police captain came by a couple minutes later and motioned to me to come over to his car. He told me that the license plate came back to someone in the neighboring city. I never heard anything after that.

I will always remember the captain had his revolver in his lap while we were talking.
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Old 11-09-2009, 18:48   #29
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Two NVA sappers in 1967 Tuy Hoa, Vietnam. 1911 45 230gr hardball when my Mattel Toy jammed. Shots fired 7 rounds. Range 15 yards. Who said hardball isn't effective?

Philadelphia, Pa three years later.... I was stopped at a traffic light when a guy runs up to my side window yelling "my friend got hit by a car and needs help". So I rolled down my window to ask if I could help out when wham I get sucker punched. So I cussed you SOB and started getting out when my pregnant wife grabbed my arm and clawed me bloody trying to hold me back. I got out but my BHP was in the glove box on the passanger side so I reached behind the front seat and grabbed my two spud wrenches out of my Ironworkers belt bag. I faced him from 15-20 feet away. He had a knife in his hand but when he saw what I had in my hands he turned to run.

I threw the American bridge wrench and it hit him square in the middle of his back to the right of his spine and penetrated about three inches deep into his right lung according to the police report. About six more guys started running towards us from a good enough distance that I was able to jump back in the car (1970 Olds 442) and exit the area quickly. I drove five blocks away and called the police from a corner store.

The police rounded them all up and found out they were the bunch that pulled the same MO on some other people. The dirtbags would trick or drag the guy out of his car, beat him up, steal the car and rape the woman. The cops tracked them all down in no time when we gave them their descriptions. All of them were sent to prison based on our and other victims testimony. Also one of the jerks rolled over on his pals.

Damn I miss that Olds 442.............
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Old 11-09-2009, 21:39   #30
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Thank god I didn't have to shoot, but yes, I have pulled with intent to stop the threat. The sight of a gun was more than enough for the attacker to comply with the commands of "drop the knife, get down on the ground...do it now!"
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Old 11-09-2009, 22:51   #31
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Two NVA sappers in 1967 Tuy Hoa, Vietnam. 1911 45 230gr hardball when my Mattel Toy jammed. Shots fired 7 rounds. Range 15 yards. Who said hardball isn't effective?

Philadelphia, Pa three years later.... I was stopped at a traffic light when a guy runs up to my side window yelling "my friend got hit by a car and needs help". So I rolled down my window to ask if I could help out when wham I get sucker punched. So I cussed you SOB and started getting out when my pregnant wife grabbed my arm and clawed me bloody trying to hold me back. I got out but my BHP was in the glove box on the passanger side so I reached behind the front seat and grabbed my two spud wrenches out of my Ironworkers belt bag. I faced him from 15-20 feet away. He had a knife in his hand but when he saw what I had in my hands he turned to run.

I threw the American bridge wrench and it hit him square in the middle of his back to the right of his spine and penetrated about three inches deep into his right lung according to the police report. About six more guys started running towards us from a good enough distance that I was able to jump back in the car (1970 Olds 442) and exit the area quickly. I drove five blocks away and called the police from a corner store.

The police rounded them all up and found out they were the bunch that pulled the same MO on some other people. The dirtbags would trick or drag the guy out of his car, beat him up, steal the car and rape the woman. The cops tracked them all down in no time when we gave them their descriptions. All of them were sent to prison based on our and other victims testimony. Also one of the jerks rolled over on his pals.

Damn I miss that Olds 442.............
WELL DONE, sir. I wish that we had men of such spirit and character running the US Government.

I hope to never have such encounters in MY lifetime.
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Old 11-18-2009, 20:44   #32
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Howdy,

Yes.........

Last week we had pork chops and that dang dog thought he was gonna get the last one!

If it wasn't for my knee not being 100% because of knee replacement, I would have won!

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Old 03-27-2010, 06:06   #33
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Yes,12-19-95- used a 18 1/2 mossberg. Sent one to the graveyard & one to the local hospital with 2 rounds of 000 buckshot in his abdomen & after he got out he recived 2-10 in Texas Department of Correction. Hope to GOD that it never happens to me or anyone I know
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Old 06-16-2010, 06:35   #34
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Only once and that was a catalyst to my getting my carry permit.

It was about 8pm on Friday eve. I was 20 years old and heading out to get my date and a good time on the town. I stopped at a local convenience store (actually in a decent neighborhood) to get a pack of smokes. When I came out there was a dude sitting in my car with the door open as his buddy stood next to him.

I was taken off guard and already sort of pissed. As I approached them, the dude sitting in my car commented on how nice it was (1970 302 boss straight body mustang) and proceeded to ask me for the keys. Without a second thought, I slammed the door on his legs and got sucker punched by his buddy. With one ugly screaming in pain (yeah, his leg was broken) the other ugly and I were rolling around getting all bloody with neither one getting the upper hand. Another bystander came out of the store and helped me out with the second bum and the cops (who were called by the store clerk) showed up in about 10 minutes.

There weren't cell phones back then either, so I called my date and told her I would be late. I went back home, cleaned up and was on my way. A subpoena and court date 3 months later and they got some light time and that was that.

Makes me sound like a badass, but it shook me up enough to apply for my permit the same week I turned 21. I had hunted and shot my whole life but never even considered the need to carry. That was 25 years ago.
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:46   #35
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Nevermind I have said enough

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Old 08-22-2010, 06:51   #36
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Yes, and I had to add these words to get it long enough to post.
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Old 09-16-2010, 13:31   #37
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I've had to pull a gun three times, but never fired once. I hope for it to remain so.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:08   #38
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Lots of war stories from working 4 1/2 years in a maximum security prison, outside of work no...but came close once. In 1999, I was leaving Hard Rock in Atlanta walking toward a parking garage when a homeless guy tried to sell me a newspaper which was clearly marked “Free”. He said he was homeless and attempting to raise money to purchase blankets for the homeless. I kindly told him I was not interested and walked away at which point he begins to follow me, my wife & two year old daughter into the garage. I told my wife to walk ahead of me with my daughter, I pulled quickly my weapon from the holster (.38 snubby) and placed it in my hand and into my jacket pocket while walking toward my vehicle. I don’t know if he ever saw the weapon but he lost interest pretty quickly at this point turned around and disappeared back outside. He might have only followed us 100 feet but I really thought I was going to have to fight him that night.
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:35   #39
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Yes. 1985.
I was visiting a store owned by a friend. Armed robbed enters, he momentarily turned, leaving me out of his line of sight. I fired 2 357s COM out of a Colt Lawman.
Robber lived, went to prison, don't know how long.
I was detained, charged, released, charges dropped. Cost $3000 for a lawyer, and the Colt was siezed.
Other violent encounters that were met with force, but never with gun fire.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:33   #40
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I cant even count the times i have been in a street fight,but as far as pulling my gun and shooting someone it has only happened once.I dont care to elaborate though...
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