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molonlabexx 04-05-2013 11:14 PM

Homeowner injures intruder, 3/1/13
 
http://www.resist1776.info/homeowner-injures-intruder-3113/

MisterMcCool 04-05-2013 11:49 PM

That homeowner displayed AMAZING restraint.

TekGreg 04-05-2013 11:59 PM

If a double-tap to center mass doesn't work to stop the advance, consider a follow-up shot to the pelvis. The largest bone in the body, it is relatively easy to hit (aim at belt buckle up to an inch below). Also, a hit that cracks or breaks the pelvis causes a skeletal failure that induces collapse regardless of how little pain he feels or what drugs he is hopped up on - he can no longer stand.

Note: Contrary to popular belief, this is NOT a "groin shot" meant to punish. Some printed targets now include the pelvic bone superimposed with other vital organs to be able to practice this shot.

MisterMcCool 04-06-2013 12:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TekGreg
If a double-tap to center mass doesn't work to stop the advance, consider a follow-up shot to the pelvis. The largest bone in the body, it is relatively easy to hit (aim at belt buckle up to an inch below). Also, a hit that cracks or breaks the pelvis causes a skeletal failure that induces collapse regardless of how little pain he feels or what drugs he is hopped up on - he can no longer stand.

Note: Contrary to popular belief, this is NOT a "groin shot" meant to punish. Some printed targets now include the pelvic bone superimposed with other vital organs to be able to practice this shot.

This is absolutely true. Without pelvic integrity it is impossible for the legs to support the weight of the body.

1911love 04-06-2013 12:17 AM

Tek is right. A pelvic shot can also funnel bullets into the upper body. During training I practice this as well. Also, if dirt bag is wearing armor and a head shot isn't available, most vests don't cover the pelvic area. It's also a good target when fast drawing and point shooting.

IMO, the homeowner acted irresponsibly by allowing physical contact. He should've shot until the threat stopped, not wrestling with the guy. The homeowner got REAL lucky.

clr8ter 04-06-2013 12:43 AM

From the way that story reads, it sounds to me like the guy may not have had an opportunity to shoot him twice. Shooting someone you're wrestling sounds difficult and maybe not a good idea to me.......either way, looks like someone's getting sued......

TekGreg 04-06-2013 02:35 AM

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Originally Posted by 1911love (Post 1204541)
Tek is right. A pelvic shot can also funnel bullets into the upper body. During training I practice this as well. Also, if dirt bag is wearing armor and a head shot isn't available, most vests don't cover the pelvic area. It's also a good target when fast drawing and point shooting.

IMO, the homeowner acted irresponsibly by allowing physical contact. He should've shot until the threat stopped, not wrestling with the guy. The homeowner got REAL lucky.

The armor is a great point. Not many have the groin extension and even if they do, there is no trauma plate and therefore may still do enough damage to stop attacker.

Also a good point about the head shot. Even if the head is available/unarmored, the pelvis is larger and does not bob and weave in a defensive situation like the head does. Something to keep in mind and practice.

JTJ 04-06-2013 03:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TekGreg (Post 1204526)
If a double-tap to center mass doesn't work to stop the advance, consider a follow-up shot to the pelvis. The largest bone in the body, it is relatively easy to hit (aim at belt buckle up to an inch below). Also, a hit that cracks or breaks the pelvis causes a skeletal failure that induces collapse regardless of how little pain he feels or what drugs he is hopped up on - he can no longer stand.

Note: Contrary to popular belief, this is NOT a "groin shot" meant to punish. Some printed targets now include the pelvic bone superimposed with other vital organs to be able to practice this shot.

I had my pelvis fractured in 2 places and it will take you down. Almost passed out when they tried to stand me up in the hospital without pain killers.


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