Pulled my gun today

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by rferguson61, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    I came home tonight and just as i opened my front door i heard a loud crash and saw the blinds in front of my sliding glass door move. I used my lacrosse stick to flip the lights on and protection as i made my way to my room (i didn't have my CCW on me today) and grabbed my .380, cleared my house then went around the back to see if anyone was around. Found no one but was grateful that everything in learned kicked in and instinct took over. Grabbed my weapon, flipped the safety off, two hands with a firm grip, etc...everything i learned and practiced like section nature. One thing tonight taught me tho was that i got my CHL for a reason. Not to carry occasionally...but to carry. If i had been ten seconds later they would have been in my apartment and i may not have been able to get to my weapon and would only have had my lacrosse stick to defend myself.
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Lesson learned!
    I'm glad things worked out for the better.
    Now look at security (a broom stick for the sliding door track).
     

  3. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    Don't forget to call the police! Not that they would have been able to save your bacon, but they can add your break-in to any possible ongoing investigation. The info. gleaned from your situation may be able to help others and it may increase patrols in your neck of the woods.
     
  4. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Two very good tidbits of advice :cool:
     
  5. sdiver35

    sdiver35 New Member

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    Good job, and I'm glad that you didn't have to fire a shot. One question though, why ever leave your home unarmed?
     
  6. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    I bet you frightened the furballs right out of the neighbors house cat!
     
  7. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    Its a sliding glass door, they broke through it

    Called em, brought a K9 unit out, didn't give me any other similar incidents in the area.

    I'm glad i didn't as well. To secure around me so i knew i was safe. Also, not going to lie, to see if the BG was still around so i could give the cops more than a pile of broken glass.
     
  8. blackxpress

    blackxpress New Member

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    Scary stuff. Not trying to second guess you but if I'm outside and I think there might be a bad guy inside, I'm staying outside until I know for sure. There is nothing inside my house worth getting into a gun fight over.
     
  9. levelcross

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    For something like this to happen to you it seems that everything turned out somewhat alright. Glad that you are OK.

    As for occasional carry I really don't get that mentality. Last night we went out to eat as a family with my in-laws and daughter and son in law, my wife and myself. We had 5 armed people at the table and my mother in law is one who will never carry as she will tell you that she does not need to carry a gun, just look out for her .410 at home.
     
  10. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    I was already halfway I'm my house and fight our flight took over and i choose fight apparently

    Thank you. Yeah by the grace of God it turned out well. As for carrying...i honestly thought i lived in a pretty sage community in a pretty safe town. Its Eugene after all...half the population is stoned 99% of the time! But i learned my lesson. Very grateful to learn it that way instead of the alternative
     
  11. Dizzll

    Dizzll New Member

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    Just curious why a 380 was your weapon of choice against unknown number of bad guys and their load out? Seems you set yourself up for failure bro. Stay outside and call the fuzz... Glad you are okay though...
     
  12. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Probably because its what he owns and had available. A hit with a .22 is better than miss with a .45.
     
  13. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    I have no clue what lacross is but if it's anything like the field hockey stick they girls at my old school use to have the things hurt like hell!

    I carry a knife where ever I go, usually a sheath knife (old timer 165 OT) or a pockets knife. Just something to think about glade everyones ok
     
  14. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    When my daughter moved into an apartment with a sliding glass door, the first thing I did was go to the hardward store, bought a one inch dowel rod and cut it to size to put in the sliding glass door track.

    Sometimes people into drugs rob to get money to buy more drugs.

    I think a .380 is a perfectly acceptable carry caliber. If I ever begin to conceal carry, my carry firearm will be a .380. But my bedside gun is a .357 magnum.
     
  15. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You wouldn't expect a breaking in an apartment... with so many neighbors so close; sharing the same roof and all. I suppose nobody saw anything?
     
  16. bigbomar4

    bigbomar4 New Member

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    My house is on a corner and has a very low fence in the back yard right across from a high school. It was broken in to twice through the back door during the middle of the day while summer school was in going on. No one saw a thing. Or so they say. I no longer trust any of my neighbors.

    To the OP you are very lucky you came home when you did.
     
  17. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    Like i said i was halfway inside when it happened. I used a .380 because, like was said, it's what i have. Its my carry weapon. I have faith in my .380 and here in Oregon (as I'm sure it is elsewhere) you are responsible for the bullet and anything it hits once it leaves the weapon. I feel its a great carry caliber. Down the road id like to get a .40 or .45 for home defense.

    Not really. Although my upstairs neighbors did hear people behind my apartment for an hour before it happened. But didn't see them.
     
  18. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    Its similar to field hockey...kinda. Heres my sticks.

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  19. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Don't underestimate a lacrosse sick!
     
  20. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    The .380 is just fine. If you said you were armed with a .44 Mag. some one would have said get a .500 S&W.:confused: