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Discussion in 'Florida Glockers Club' started by muckdawg24, Feb 18, 2010.


  1. muckdawg24

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    Just a story to tell about today:

    So my brother doesn't want me getting a handgun (who knows why). Today after I came home I went downstairs to find a 6'3" man standing in my kitchen! He said he was on crack and apparently had climbed through my kitchen window.

    He must of been because he didn't do anything and I told him to get out of my house and he did. I was unarmed (not even a baseball bat). I could have been hurt but I wasn't (luckily).

    Soon to be Glock owner,

    -S
     

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  2. LMBFlorida

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    Not a good situation. Glad he left without any issues.
     

  3. RonaldG29

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    Dude, Thats could have gone sooo bad. I would recommend hitting the local gun shop and never have the feeling of vulnerability again. Good luck and hope to see pics soon.
     
  4. Mr. Blandings

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    A firearm is only one part of maintaining personal security.

    Based on your post, it appears you also need to work on your "security perimeter". A bad guy should not be able to get into your home without resorting to forcible entry (breaking something to get in).

    In this instance, was the window left open? Unlocked? Did the bad guy/crackhead break the window?

    Almost everywhere you can contact your local law enforcement agency to request a trained crime prevention practitioner to evaluate your home & make recommendations on how to increase your security.

    A handy online tool I frequently recommend is RateYourRisk.org, a website that offers online "surveys" that score your personal security awareness/preparation. No registration or sign-up is required and it's all anonymous.

    You may also consider that while a firearm may be the best tool for personal safety it's not the ONLY tool.
     
  5. Rusty Shackleford

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    mmhmm

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    Great story. Glad you got the gentle crackhead who only wanted to come in to tell you he was on crack.
     
  6. viniglock

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    The day this happened is your birthday.
    :birthday:
     
  7. DustyJacket

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    Directiv 10-289

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    Did you report it to the police ?
     
  8. GlocknSpiehl

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    Do you live with your brother? If not, then tell him MYOB and get a G19!
     
  9. muckdawg24

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    Thanks for all the responses and tips. Got my G19 last Saturday :) Told my brother to p*ss off, I wanna be prepared. Locked down my house after taking inventory of what could be improved. Called the cops and reported it. They have the guy in custody. This gun is great!

    [​IMG]Glock 19
     
  10. mitchshrader

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    Now get some professional training. Please? You've done several smart things, and one more will really help.
     
  11. muckdawg24

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    Already put 500 rounds thru the gun on the range practicing. Any ideas for extra courses? I have my CCW but that class really didn't teach me much besides the basics.
     
  12. viniglock

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    GLOCKS-N-KAHRS

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    Excellent!
    Congrats!
     
  13. wdo1575

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    Great !