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Have you ever had too defend yourself with force?

Discussion in 'GT Voting Booth' started by killersrt, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. killersrt

    killersrt Boondock Saint

    Aug 5, 2008
    Brandon, fl
    I was just curious, how many people have actually had to shoot someone in a self defense situation? Most of the time, the sight of the person and/or gun will have the intruder running or at least cease to be a threat, but has anyone actually had it come to the point of life or death and chose to shoot the intruder? This question is more directed to the average joe and not so much as the LEO's in the line of duty.

    *mods* I cant seem to find out how to make the thread a poll, so if there is any way one of you could make the poll with a "yes" and "no" answer selection that would be greatly appreciated :wavey:
  2. SW342

    SW342 *****

    May 12, 2007
    The Republic Of Texas
    Nope, and hope I never do.........

  3. hagar

    hagar Millennium Member

    Sep 7, 1999
    Columbia, SC
    I did beat the crap out of a guy with a Wilson T2000 tennis racket that was on drugs and tried to rob me when I was 17 or so...:whistling:
  4. JimBianchi

    JimBianchi Da Da CLM

    Feb 15, 2006
    Las Vegas
    Not yet, but almost.

    A few years ago I chose not to shoot a guy who was 3-4 feet away, with a bottle, coming at me fast.(most here disagreed with my choice. They were not wrong)

    I made a snap decision, took my hand off my gun and I took him to the ground and beat the snot out of him.

    He hurt me some, but I drove home,(then to a doctor the next day) but the cops took him away in an ambulance.

    Cops knew I was carrying and said I should have shot him, no questions asked.

    It took more than a year to go to court, he got a year, he gets out in a few weeks.

    I wonder if he wants a re-match?

    Today with my health the way it is, I'd have to make a different choice.

    Hopefully I'll never have to.
  5. Minuteman

    Minuteman Jeff Gannon???


    "I hurt somebody's feelings once."

  6. BManoftheyear


    Feb 26, 2006
    I hope I never have to but I will if the situation at hand calls for it
  7. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

    Oct 6, 2007
    I knew that was coming...
  8. blackbmw


    Aug 29, 2008
    st. louis
    had a friend who didnt show up at an outing that was planned, called her and couldnt get ahold of her, went to her house, knocked on her door and she came out and said "leave now or he will hurt me" that wasnt happening as i had her current boyfriend with me. so wanna-be G-unit comes running out acting like a hoodrat should(black guy) got mouthy, swung on me, i swung back and connected, he ran downstairs. i thought it was over, we sat up there and talked to her for a minute telling her to call the cops as he broke into her apartment and waited for her, she wouldnt. so i said screw this im leaving. started walking back to my car when this idiot comes running up the stairs with a 10 inch knife, i didnt even give him an opportunity. 1 shot and the fight was done. i spent 3 hours in jail while the scene was investigated, no charges, but lost the gun for 2 months.
  9. cookekdjr


    Jan 6, 2006
    Stopped my own carjacking once. Didn't have to shoot, but i got my point across...
  10. bfg1971


    Apr 19, 2003
    Ewa Beach, HI
    I had a guy pull a gun on me once; fortunately he shoved it up nice and close to me so I was able to take it from him. He suffered minor injury and after unloading the gun I put it into a campfire that was nearby. Stupid thug didn't need it back and I didn't want to be caught with it if the police showed up. They never did show up as far as I know.
  11. thirdruffian1


    Aug 26, 2008
    I had a drunk jerk open the door of my truck while I was at a stoplight. As soon as he yanked open the door, he said "Give me five dollars for parking here!" As I shoved the 1911 forward toward his face, the barrel hit him square in the forehead... HARD. Hard enough to sit him on his butt in the middle of a city street.

    Last I saw of him he was still sitting on his butt looking bewildered while watching me drive away.

    Sometimes I wonder if he is still doing freelance parking enforcement.:rofl:
  12. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    Closest I ever came to using my G17 defensively was when a pit bull dog leaped out a car's passenger window and came at my throat. As I was looking into his growling wide-open mouth, I managed to get my G17 out and ready, when I noticed that the dog's mouth was kept just far enough away from my throat by the fact that the dog's window was not open enough. That is what saved the dog's life!
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2009
  13. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

    Jan 19, 2009
    Arlington, VA the dude was killed?
  14. Eagle22


    Feb 6, 2009
    Raleigh NC
    Yes - Put that guy right on the ground, and broke his wrist in the process.

    A few quick marshal arts moves are always a good thing. Along with some good negotiating skills.
  15. voyager4520

    voyager4520 -----

    Apr 25, 2009
    SE Colorado
    Almost had to stab someone when I was 19. Was walking through an alley to the liquor store, a block away from my house, and this guy walking the other way told me "give me $20" and I said "suck my ****" and he moved closer, I pulled my knife out, and he said "woah I was just messin around, take it easy" and then he kept walking the way he was in the first place. Now I'm 22 and I have a G23 I don't have to rely on a knife for self defense and risk someone then pulling a gun on me and possibly shooting me.
  16. Centinul1911


    Jun 5, 2009
    Yes, but not with a gun.
    It was many years ago, me and a friend of mine were sleeping over at our girlfriends house, It was my girlfriends house and his girlfriend was staying over that night.
    He got up in the middle of the night to get some smokes (did not wake any one to let us know he was going) and got jumped on the way back. He called the house from a pay phone at 7-11 (this was a few years before cell phones) to tell us what happened, I drove down to pick him up but could not find him any where. So I started walking, and was jumped by the same guy that jumped him. Though I faired much better than my friend.
    I eventually found him and he was in very bad shape, I took him home (which is what he wanted) and his mother took him to the hospital.
  17. Didn't shoot anyone... didn't even carry back then... but me and a couple of friends were out riding our motorcycles. It was about 1am and we were on our way home when my friend's bike died. We pulled over in a closed for the night gas station. He was sitting down working on his bike, and I was over with the rest of the group, making fun of him having to work on his bike, when this guy walked up and asked my friend for a smoke. My friend said he didn't have anymore, and went back to working. By this time, me and another guy riding with us were already on our feet and moving toward this guy and my friend.

    This guy pulled a knife from his pocket, but never made it any farther than a few inches before he was clocked in the head with a helmet. He fell to the ground. We called the cops, and they called rescue. Don't know what happened to the guy, but after we gave our statements, we were free to go and kept working on the bike.

    Finally figured out the problem... the fuel filter plugged up. Took it off, bypassed it, and rode home.

    Now I carry a G27 in my truck, and as soon as I get my CWP, I will have it on my person. I just need to find a quicker way to access in when in my truck besides having to reach under the back seat and open the box.
  18. old wanderer

    old wanderer

    Dec 22, 2008
    I was walking to my car on the outskirts of a town in Colombia. Walking through the parking lot, I came across a man holding a woman by the throat, shoved up against a car, and trying to smash her face in.

    I grabbed this jerk (He only came up to about my chin), and proceeded to abuse his face a bit, then BANG and a bullet goes right by my head, and the woman laying on the ground with a very bloody face says in Spanish.."leave my husband alone". I swung this guy around to act as a shield, and threw him on top of his wife just a she fired again...heard a groan,,,and just walked away.

    Poetic justice I thought...(I was carrying a 38 super, but never pulled it).
  19. Gun Shark

    Gun Shark

    Aug 25, 2005
    no and I hope I never do.