First Time I Had To Use My Gun

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by ninjatoth, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    Me and my family purchased our first home a year and a half ago,and I purchased my first handgun over a year ago.Last night my wife started freaking out about noises,and swears that something is outside rubbing against the house and brushing up against the windows.We live about 20 miles out in the woods away from the police,and I figure it's in her head anyways,so after her insistance something is out there,I went to see.I racked one in my 9mm and de cocked it and criss crossed my hands with a flashlight in one hand and a pistol in the other as I checked the entire property and the van.Well,nothing was out there,and my gut tells me it was a mouse in the wall she heard or something,but it is still a little freaky checking for threats in pitch black with nothing but a small pistol and a cheap flashlight.I give credit to cops that do that stuff everyday.If I had to act,I don't know if I could effectivly stop a threat,I am far from trained,but I got the job done I guess,I checked it out and made my wife feel safe,and luckily nothing was out there.After last night I think I want to buy a shotgun or something.The other part of me thinks,nah,I live in a nice neighborhood in the country,I should be alright.
     
  2. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I had a similar incident. But when it was all over my wife said it was the sexiest thing she had ever seen.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    It sounds like you did good, but remember that your flashlight illuminates you as well.

    A shotgun is an excellent home defense weapon and it will serve you well. God forbid, if you ever have to start shooting, more is definitely better.

    I second the shotgun idea.
     
  4. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    LED flashlights are great for not illuminating the user.
     
  5. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    Ask her how sexy it would have been had you taken a couple rounds in the chest....

    Just sayin.
     
  6. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    Dang, you really rained on his parade, huh?
     
  7. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I didn't think anything was wrong. I was trying to make her feel better.
     
  8. orangello

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    I'm glad you didn't find anything.

    I do think i would find the heft of my Mossy 500 comforting in such a situation. I have been debating on whether or not to mount a light on it for such occurences. I do find the heft of my maglight kinda comforting too, though.
     
  9. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I have 12 gauge pump. But it's a really long barrel. It pretty much stays in the safe. I have 4 loaded handguns in the bedroom though. 380, 38, 357, 40
     
  10. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    I feel tough with my pistol when i'm sitting around the house,but when I go outside like that,I feel very uneasy with just a pistol.I should invest in a pump 12ga.All I got now is a single shot 20ga with a broken trigger guard and a single shot .410.
     
  11. DrumJunkie

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    A decent 12 ga. makes for one of the best home defense weapons one could have. And you can get a pretty good one for not a lot of money.
     
  12. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I am not disagreeing with you. A 12 gauge is a powerful weapon. But I already have a massive storage problem. And if it came down to it, I think looking down the barrel of my SKS with the Tapco Stock, Red Dot Scope, and 20 round magazine hanging out of it would stop someone in their tracks.
     
  13. doctherock

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    Yes but it has been psychologically proven that the sound of a round entering the chamber of the 12 gauge shotgun is one of the scariest noises in the world. Next to being on the ground and hearing a B-52 coming at ya
     
  14. michigan0626

    michigan0626 New Member

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    Can you explain please.
     
  15. michigan0626

    michigan0626 New Member

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    Why dont you have a shell in the chamber already?
     
  16. doctherock

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    Light emitting Diode (LED) flashlights have a focus light pattern and therefore tend to not illuminate what is behind the light. way better than a standard bulb
     
  17. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Yeah, but I would think that a bad guy could just shoot at the light and find his target pretty easily.......?
     
  18. doctherock

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    You can hear that sound from a distance, once heard most intelligent folks, even dumb criminals don't stick around to find out who is coming. I had someone try to get in my window one night when i was a kid, i told dad, he jacked a round in the riot gun and the guy was hauling ass thru the front yard b4 pops got out the front door. Guy crapped his shorts in the yard when the naked guy come running out and illuminated him with the flashlight attached to said shotgun
     
  19. doctherock

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    the option to avoid that is to hold the light out to the side, if they light is shot you may still survive
     
  20. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Yeah, maybe. Tough to hold a light mounted on a firearm to the side....especially a shotgun.