Originally Posted by wilddawg1
lo yes i do have body armor i have one from u.s. palm and one from point blank with the stab plates also . and as for backup i do have my wife who is a dead shot but she would be headed to the end of the house with my girls who also are both great shots. but in most cases i will clear the house myself . having grown up in fla i know what your saying having been carjacked once where i was shot twice. but again i have to point out when law enforcement is at best 15 minutes away in a critical situation you dont have time to just sit on your hands and wait not these days. i now work as a fugutive recovery agent so guess it comes with the job as you being former leo have to know sometimes you cant wait for backup or you die.
i'm not trying to be critical, but what about the average citizen who doesn't have your LE training? would you say to do the same thing? IMO, if someone had LE training, then going through the house and clearing it might be the thing to do, but for people without the training, it might be much better to hunker down and make a stand and wait for the calvary. the only other situation where i say that i would see an exception would be if there were loved ones in another part of the house that might be in danger.