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Old 12-27-2010, 04:43 AM   #1
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Default Scary! I very nealy used my Colt on someone tonight!

So, I was sitting in my apartment, in front of the computer tonight...when, I heard a sound at my door......it was the sound of the door knob being frantically wiggled! I heard the sound of banging on the door....the adrenaline started pumping, my heart started racing. I went to the side of the bed and grabbed my Argentine, loaded with hydroshocks. My legs started shaking so I keeled outside my bedroom door, and aimed at the front door. I didn't even realize it at the moment, but, I had instinctively clicked off the thumb safety. Finally, the shaking and slamming stopped and I heard a knock.....turns out, the guy had went to the wrong apartment building and was trying to get into his friends house.....I talked to him at the door(closed) and he went away apologizing.......wow, Im glad I had my door locked, cause if he came in, I probably would have shot him...........

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Old 12-27-2010, 04:47 AM   #2
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That sure raised the pucker factor for ya. Glad you didnt have to use it but glad you had it to use.

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That sure raised the pucker factor for ya. Glad you didnt have to use it but glad you had it to use.
Exactly, this proves, without a doubt, that having a gun is a good thing, I would have dropped him before he had a chance to hurt me......but, that being said, I want a big dog too : )
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They make a product you hang on the door and when someone turns a know or disturbs the door it sets off a loud angry dog bark.

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glad your ok and good to see you got the right instincts automatically flicking the safety off

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Tidal! A little paranoid?

What time of the night are we talking about and have there been instances where break ins have occurred in your complex? Good reactions but, DUDE; did you think to call out "Who is it!"

When I come off safety, it is deliberate. I want to know the condition of my weapon. Guess I've never been so scared that mindless automatic has clicked in.

Glad you're alright, that it was nothing and you didn't shoot the guy through the door!

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Tidal! A little paranoid?

What time of the night are we talking about and have there been instances where break ins have occurred in your complex? Good reactions but, DUDE; did you think to call out "Who is it!"

When I come off safety, it is deliberate. I want to know the condition of my weapon. Guess I've never been so scared that mindless automatic has clicked in.

Glad you're alright, that it was nothing and you didn't shoot the guy through the door!
This was my thinking, too, but I am so new to guns I don't really know what protocol should be followed. I, too, thought maybe you should make sure it's not someone you know pranking you or a family member before you take the safety off the gun. Though I have never been in that situation so I'm not sure how valid my comment is.
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safety off on a 1911 is no diff than a glock or revolver or any other DA pistol with the safety off.

i grab my 1911 when i hear the cats chasing each other at 3am sometimes till i figure out whats going on.

its a good life saving reaction. long as you dont over react

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safety off on a 1911 is no diff than a glock or revolver or any other DA pistol with the safety off.
I'm not sure that's true. A single-action trigger is a lot more sensitive than a safe-action GLOCK trigger, once the 1911 safety is off.

At the range I:

-Hold my pistol in ready position in center-chest, two-handed
-Snick off the safety as my hands extend to fire
-Fire 2 or 3 shots
-Snick on the safety as my hands return to ready position

-REPEAT ad nauseam

I hope I follow this protocol if I am in the same situation as you were, tidal. In my neighborhood, if I even hear a knock on the door I am grabbing for my pistol. This Christmas, with all the UPS deliveries, it has been a busy time for my handgun.
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Well...I just saw the remake of True Grit last night...and as Rooster Cogburn said.... "...well if it ain't loaded and cocked it can't shoot now, can it?"

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