attempted break in

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by sagenodland, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. sagenodland

    sagenodland New Member

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    There was an attempt to break in my home last week and my dad nor I was home and only my sister was home she knows how to shoot but when I got home my I looked at the pistol she loaded to defend herself,and found she only loaded it with one round :facepalm: so now I just keep a youth pump 20 gauge with 7 rounds of 000 buck for her to use but I would rather have her use a more manageable pistol that she knows how to use than a forin (sorry for the misspellings) pump action just I am afraid she will make the same mistake in the heat of the moment
     
  2. xingu

    xingu New Member

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    Dogs

    Dogs can scare evil doers away and alert you prior to you having any knowledge of criminal activity. It is no replacement for training with guns, but it will help the lesser armed family members feel comfortable.
     

  3. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    The best thing I've done in some time was to adopt
    two German Shepherds from the kill center in Orlando.
    They are the greatest burglar alarms one can invest in,
    plus a great joy and addition to the family. My buddies
    go barking mad before anyone approaches the driveway,
    let alone the front door to our home. The mailman, UPS,
    and others are usually two houses away when the dogs
    spring into action. Think about it for your sister's edge
    in getting prepared for any attempted break-in next time.
     
  4. powg

    powg New Member

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    east tx burgler alarm

    a sign stateing ''Warning Pit bull has full blown ''aids'' and bleeding gums !:D
     
  5. sagenodland

    sagenodland New Member

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    But alas where we live we are not aloud to have animals I believe that would be the best way to defend the home as well
     
  6. gaeilgeoir

    gaeilgeoir New Member

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    Why not just keep it loaded? And then tell her to just pull the slide? (im unaware of laws so maybe thats the problem)
     
  7. sagenodland

    sagenodland New Member

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    It is a revolver and I don't like the thought of the hammer resting on a live round
     
  8. Ploofy

    Ploofy New Member

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    Keep the cassette with a blank tube. If it's a double action, all she has to do is start squeezing the trigger.
     
  9. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    A modern Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Taurus, and many others cannot fire with fully loaded if the weapon is dropped.

    Older Tauruses, Rossi revolvers, and S&Ws have a hammer block saftey, which is a latch, block or other obstruction built into the action and normally positioned to prevent the hammer contacting the cartridge primer or firing pin when at rest. Similar to the firing pin block, the obstruction to the hammer's travel is removed as a consequence of pulling the trigger. This allows the hammer to contact the primer or firing pin only when the trigger is pulled.

    Newer Tauruses and Rugers have a Transfer bar safety. The hammer itself cannot contact a loaded cartridge; it must instead strike the transfer bar, which then contacts the cartridge primer with the spur or pin. The transfer bar is normally positioned out of line with the hammer's travel, but is moved into place by the normal action of the trigger, providing similar "drop safety". The bar is not raised until the trigger is pulled so there is no chance the hammer can contact the firing pin; therefore the pin cannot contact the primer and fire the weapon.

    If its a Ruger and it doesn't have a transfer bar, its is a old model Blackhawk or Vaquero?
    If so then just leave the chamber in front of the firing pin empty and your GTG.

    If its a double action Ruger, what model? IIRC, all ruger DA revolvers have a transfer bar safety. I am a collector of old Ruger DAs and I have never seen one without a drop safety.
     
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  10. sagenodland

    sagenodland New Member

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    Its a ruger but doesn't have to transfer bar safety I know what it looks like on the post 64 winchester 94 had them
     
  11. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    If it doesn't have a transfer bar, its is a old model Blackhawk or Vaquero?
    If so then just leave the chamber in front of the firing pin empty and your GTG.

    If its a double action, what model? IIRC, all ruger DA revolvers have a transfer bar safety. I am a collector of old Ruger DAs and I have never seen one without a drop safety.
     
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  12. sagenodland

    sagenodland New Member

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    It is indeed a vaquero in 45 LC we also have a single six with 22 mag but that is hardly a defence round
     
  13. mesinge2

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    Cool, I love the old model vaqueros, I have one myself. Nice gun!

    Just load 5 chambers and leave the one in front of the firing pin empty. Like that you could run it over and it wouldn't go off. All she will have to do is cock the hammer and its GTG.
     
  14. sagenodland

    sagenodland New Member

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    Load five leave one isn't that an old cowboy saying?
     
  15. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    Yup, they had to load 5 because the firing pin would contact the primer of the round in front of the hammer.
     
  16. sagenodland

    sagenodland New Member

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    I actually like the half cock safety more than the transfer bar safety
     
  17. gaeilgeoir

    gaeilgeoir New Member

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    Maybe you just aren't that kind of person (you prefer revolvers) or might prefer to spend the money on something else, but maybe a 1911 or a 'plastic gun' or something along those lines might be a good option? It would mean that instead of six shots (or five) an inexperienced shooter who is caught in the moment can have maybe double that, just in case aim is off, or there are more than one? (just my 2 cents :p)