Home defense pet peeve.

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by boatme98, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Whenever somebody asks "what's best for home protection" invariably we get to pump shotguns. Here lies my major annoyance - "the bad guy will wet his pants when he hears the slide rack."
    Well, I don't know about that bad guy, but if the one in my house hears that racking sound, it'll only be because he hasn't expired yet.
    I don't know about anyone else, but all my defensive weapons are LOADED.:eek:
    Ok. Rant over. Back to tea and crumpets.
     
  2. Gus556

    Gus556 New Member

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    Thanks to early warning security and dogs, I will KNOW they are there before they know I know they are there. The action working on the Mossberg will be their final warning to leave immediately. I dont want to kill someone but if MADE TO, I will. I want to afford them every oppertunity to leave alive and not put my family and I through a shooting in our home.
     

  3. Benning Boy

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    I personally drilled out the stock and filled it with birdshot, then plugged it. That way, it sounds like a gauge AND a rattlesnake.

    The BG makes a big poopy.:eek:
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    My shotgun is loaded except for the chamber for safety reasons (her damn cats climb over everything low). My bedside handgun however is fully loaded, and hopefully will give me enough time to get to the shotgun.
     
  5. orangello

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    ^^^ If not, throw a screaming, clawing, spitting cat at them; that would be enough to end my criminal curiosities. :D

    I also leave the chamber empty on my mossy pump 12; cats, guests, some idiot will make a mess if the chamber is loaded, knowing my luck.
     
  6. Franciscomv

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    :D:D You just made me spit my coffee.

    I don't rely on burglars' cowardice to protect my home. If somebody breaks into my house, the first sound I expect them to hear is a loud "BOOM" from my 870.

    We've got decent laws regarding home invasion in my country: if there's a bloke in your home he's fair game. The law assumes that he's up to no good.
     
  7. cameronguyton

    cameronguyton New Member

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    I leave a round in the chamber. So if the bad guy has really good hearing, he can hear me click the safety off.
     
  8. zhuk

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    Heh, lol




    Hey Franciscomv...that sounds eminently civilised...bad guy invades = forfeits his right to be treated as an innocent. Too bad neither the Govt here nor the majority of the population would agree though.
     
  9. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    It's an old law, our most recent gun/self defense laws were written during military dictatorships in the 60s and 70s, so they are quite restrictive (although you guys have it a lot worse).

    Home defense is the one area where our founding father's common sense was kept.
     
  10. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Actually I guess it all kind of makes sense in the context of the foundations of a country. When your 'founding fathers' were in fact jailers, would you want the populace to be readily armed? :p
     
  11. hillbilly68

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    back to the original OP... my 870 stays "cruiser ready" as they call it. Full tube, off safe with hammer tripped on an empty chamber. All you gotta do is pick it up and rack it.
     
  12. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    +1 both Linda and I keep ours in cruiser ready status also. I would rather have the BG's pants sucked up into his starfish but the double cha-chink and watch him run/waddle like a penguin then have to kill him. :D
     
  13. DAMMIT

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    a LEO friend told me that sound a pump makes tells the bad guy exatctly where you are and what you have and he may decide to unload through the wall to make sure he gets away
    i keep a wheel gun at the bed if a BG continues into my place after the alarm goes off with dogs barking i know to be scared for my life i'm going to shoot him after the first shot in a small room we are both deaf so sound don't matter
     
  14. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    If they're all up in the crib, my idea of 'Fair Warning" is muzzle flash. But that's just me.
     
  15. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    Fo shizzle...
     
  16. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The real science behind this is not the poopy pants inducing sound. It is the fact that as your heart rate climbs (from adrenaline or exertion), you can easily manipulate the pump action because it uses large muscle groups and gross motor skills. Manipulating a safety button is a fine motor skill that may be lost in such a situation.

    Try running a half mile and then threading a needle. It does not work 99% of the time. Fine motor skills and complex motor skills go away when you most need them. Techniques and tactics should rely on gross motor skills that do not seem to be reduced with stress.
     
  17. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    This is the most intelligent response to any question I've ever seen posted on any subject here ever.

    Plus it sounds really cool.:cool:
     
  18. canebrake

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    +1 Robo!

    HD sound here:

    BOOM!!! Sucking chest wound.

    In that order. And both of short duration.
     
  19. Gus556

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    The action working on any shotgun is a universal language of GET THE F*** OUT! Everyone understands it and after that sound, if they STILL persist, they will quickly give up after pounding 3" mags of 000Buck into them. I also guarantee any friends who may be around will quickly cut and run. ;)
    Of course, as I am working the shotgun, by then the wife has her DPMS Dissipator shouldered in the kids room with them at her back and a 30 rounder full of 68gr SP (for good expansion).
    Where we are at, nothing would ever happen but I am not willing to bet my childrens life on that.
     
  20. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    A-muckin-Fen.


    An unloaded self defense weapon might as well be a stick.

    Cause its not worth a **** for anything.