Had that moment

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  1. creamofG17

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    Well guys. Thought somebody was breaking into the house last night. It was not cool at all. It was god damn scary. I grabbed my G17 because I heard these weird scratching knocking sounds at the back door....It was scary. Your adrenaline goes through the roof. It turns out it was a family member getting home early, forgot their house key. But holy hell. It was hard to stop the shakes after wards. I seriously thought some one was breaking into the house, and that I was going to have to draw down on them. We have a lot of meth users around my parts, so I'm always a little afraid of them trying to break in one night. Anybody else have this happen? It was pretty damn hairy.... I hope never to experience that feeling again.....
     
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    what so scary about it?

    It is what it is and you have a gun, use it if you need to.
     

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    Having to use my gun scares the **** out of me.
     
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    I would expect such a scenario to get anyone's adrenaline going. As said before though, you have your gun(s) for a reason and you gotta step up when necessary. If you do some practice drills it might help your focus / stress for when the real thing happens (and hopefully it won't).
     
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    Sure my adrenaline would be running but it doesn't really scare me, I'm pretty confident with my guns and I know the layout of my house better that someone breaking in.

    You should almost ALWAYS have the element of surprise.
     
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    I know my house very well too, I can navigate every square foot with my eyes closed. I'm confident in my firearm abilities as well.

    If and when it ever happens, I'll do exactly whatever I need to do. Adrenaline and all. I'll still be scared ****less, up to and after any trigger pulling.

    That's why it's said, "I feared for my life". That's gotta be one heck of a fear.
     
  8. creamofG17

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    Yeah.....Thats how I always felt. When it really happens, and you believe its really going down...It's a whole different kind of beast. Fortunately it was only a family member thank god.
     
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    I have had a few moments myself so I know what it feels like.
     
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    Are you telling the truth this time? Or just saying that to see what reactions you'll get again?
     
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    :rofl::rofl::tongueout:

    truth. :wavey:
     
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    I've had to arm myself a few times when things went bump in the night.I can honestly say that I never felt "scared" though.Guess everyone reacts differently...:dunno:
     
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    How did you find out it was a family member? Did you see them and then your fears went away? Did you hear them talking?
     
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    Maybe you shouldn't own a gun.
     
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    Why, Cause I'm not afraid to shoot someone that trespasses on my property?
     
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    Ok then, A lot of good it does to be scared about it.

    Just makes your judgement harder......

    If his intent it to come in and kill you and your family, Id rather be confident in my situation than to be a scared about it.

    Not everyone is scared of intruders
     
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    No fear, huh? Shoot without hesitation?

    I hope no one comes home unexpectedly.
     
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    Similar Experience....

    I hear knocking on my sliding glass door in the backyard right outside my bedroom. I jump up, faster than I thought possible for being in a dead sleep. I make a beeline for my weapon, noticing that my heart is beating fast (usual though for a quick wake up). Halfway to my gun I think to myself "why on earth would someone trying to break in knock?". At that point realize my older Son was out. I stop, peek out the window and there is my Son with a "please let me in" look on his face.

    What I learned was....
    1. I'm not as prepared as I need to be.
    2. I can't get to my weapon as fast as would need to.
    3. I should get a dog to give some kind of warning.
     
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    Can't say I've been scared, but have woken up to odd noises and armed myself. But remaining calm is also important, as you found out, it could be a family member, or in my extreme case, a dog!

    Neighbors dog somehow got into my fenced in yard, and broke through my screend in porch. Heard noise, woke up, looked out window, saw the screen peeled back. Grabbed rifle flipped on the yard lights. Went out the back door, something large ran from the shadows to behind my shed. I yelled to step out with rifle at ready, and out jumps this big slobbering pooch! He was just cold and lookinf for a place to stay warm.

    Maybe eventually, you get "used to" the responsibilities of gun ownership and the thought of defending yourself seems to be okay if neccesary. But yes, there is an adrenaline rush when you know something is there!