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Old 09-02-2008, 09:00 PM   #11
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In Texas, if someone breaks into your home... You Shoot Them.

If you DON'T DROP THEM IN THIER TRACKS and they run out the door, you follow them and Shoot Them Again...

We don't like home invaders especially at night.
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:46 AM   #12
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I turn 38 this week. Seventeen years of military duty between active and guard has given me the impetus to stay in shape, but I know I'm close to retirement. Will I have the concentration to keep in shape as I get older? It's topics like this that makes me stop and think that I better. I have a wife and sons who are depending upon me to be there to defend them and come home every night if nothing else.
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I used to run 100m in 10.8sec, a 4.7 sec 40yds, and a mile in well under 5 minutes. At 41, that's out the window. I still work out and can run several miles if necessary. I'm stronger than ever, but my agility is pathetic. I can't run very well carrying my 7 year old and dragging my wife anyway. I'm glad I live in TX.
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The "Move" in the equation doesn't necessarily mean "Run 50 yards". It means to take the initiative to introduce an action into a situation with the sole intent of giving you an intended advantage for a firing solution.
If I run 50 yards, it's because I can't help the situation. My azz is heading for the Greyhound station. If you're standing beside a guy who is pumping lead into a schoolbus full of kids, shoot him. No running required.
There are no absolutes in anything. Well, there's math..........but you know what I mean. Moving is an option which decreases in value as distance increases. With a muzzle pressed against the side of your head, the best thing to do is to lean into it, preparatory to doing a little spin move to get your head out of the line of fire, but I'm not an instructor so I will leave it at that. At distance, that time MIGHT be better spent ensuring a near-perfect shot, but who's to say what variables are at play. Immediate cover is always a good thing, and it's harder to hit a moving target than it is a stationary one.
One of those variables is physical conditioning. I've been working on one-handed operation and shooting because I have shoulder surgery coming up. I'm also exploring options for concealing weapons in my sling. Preparedness beats quick thinking every time.
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Regardless of what you do, you must have a plan BEFORE you get into that situation.
There it is in a nutshell....... Part of that plan should be training to shoot while moving. Roll a volleyball across your range and count hits...... learn anything? I'm 61, had a triple bypass, and I can still empty an 8 round mag into a silhouette target while moving rapidly to cover, at 20 feet. You will perform as you train.
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Originally Posted by flbandit View Post
They would probably sue and (sadly) stand a chance given our current system! One thing to remember is that career criminals are very versed in working the system. As far as running away, I will if I think I can make it to safety, but given a broken vertebrae in my back, much more than a few yards, (or diving and jumping) risks paralysis. I'm pretty much stuck with fighting back. Guess I need the CCW.
This is why, if they aren't dead yet, you shoot them again until they are dead. Then, if they do not already have a weapon, you take a Large Kitchen knife from the kitchen and place it in their hand, getting fingerprints on it in several places...then drop it next to them.

You then tell the cops that you shot them again because they reached for the knife after you shot them the first time, you yelled for them to stop, but they kept reaching for the knife, so you plugged 'em again until they were dead.

Work the system like they do. Just make sure you are the only witness left to talk about it.

Watch a few season of CSI shows as well...helps to know how to do it right
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Just remember- never aggravate people that own large pieces of earthmoving machinery. It is REAL easy for them to dig a large hole, very quickly.
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When a L3 moved into my neighborhood, I took the liberty of knocking on his door, while performing a very intentional open carry, and telling him if he even thought about touching my kid, the trash comes on Monday and he will be missing on Tuesday. I'm just a little above average size, well built, and this guy was 5 nothin and practically sniffing my belly button. He was scared sh1tless and I haven't seen or heard from him yet.

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Some of the ideas appearing on this thread are, well, "questionable".

Key Points :
1) Do not tamper with evidence ( see Ayoobs 5 reasons not to ) .

2) Do not let anyone see your carry gun . They may call the police and lie, saying you brandished it ...or do worse .

3) If an intruder has broken into your home, assume he is an imminant threat to life and limb .
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If you make me move any faster than I want to. I am going to say there is a 85% chance I am going to shoot you. If you make me run and get my gun to shoot you there is a 96.8% chance I am going to shoot you. If you make me run get my gun and then sweat on my 1911 there is a 150% chance I am going to shoot you then shoot 7 more times. Then I am going to kick you in the balls because you made me run.
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