posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 05:29 PM
Originally posted by Iamherefornow
reply to post by PayMeh
Yes thats why I bought the 12 gauge it was simply the sound of racking the thing will send them running I had the Persuader 500 pump shotgun with a
pistol grip. No I was worried about the splatter of the shell rounds inside of the house, I have cats and I never know where they all are at one time.
At least with the Glock shells they go one place and hopefully into the intruder.
Have you ever had a gunsmith look at your Glock? Mine is right on at the range. Did you buy it new?
edit on 23-11-2010 by Iamherefornow
because: (no reason given)
We have the Moss Persuader and use light loads so I dont penetrate the walls if I need to use it. I have 3 kids and 3 dogs.. but I see the necessity
of using the shotgun over a handgun. Especially with multiple intruders or one on drugs. The handgun is just a stopgap to get me to my Mossberg.
If you have not actually had to use your firearm for an intruder its hard to comprehend, but you wont be aiming and would do better with something
with not only more stopping power, but a wider path.
Plus, and this is no #, Im an ER nurse and have seen it myself.. people can get shot numerous times by a 22 or 9 and **walk** in my ER. Bleeding
cursing swiss cheese. I truly swear to you its common. If its not a head shot I wouldnt trust a handgun of those 2 cal to get me out of harms way.
Ive seen people BROUGHT in with shotgun blasts.. some darned near blown in half. I worked in an inner city hosp that was the largest and best trauma
hospital in the tri-state area. Ive seen way too many homeowners come in shot by their own weapons.. mainly their hand guns. Ive also seen enough gun
related injuries to last me a lifetime. more than once we had attempted suicides with a 22 to the head. Im just NOT trusting the lower cal handguns to
get the where I want to be.. alive.
Funny how being an RN gave me a heads up on my home defense strategies, eh? LOL!
I live in a 100 yr old historic home.. its huge.. I also live in a high crime area. We are having an issue with others coming in the town and doing
home invasions and the like. Now theyre renting here since they already destroyed their own town. Long story about a famous area.
listened to where people were when they were assaulted initially.. I staged the home with weapons where Id need them in my own home according to what
Id been told. We also have flood lights and surveillance cameras.. that is my first line of defense as I got the bulky ones w/ night vision cheap of
of ebay that could be seen by an idiot that wants to rob and posted signs about the video surveillance.
If they are dumb or high enough to go past
that first line defense, I sure have a surprise for them: A trained American Bulldog at 100 LBS and ME. We suffered a home invasion.. thank god we
werent hurt or killed.. just violated, scared to death, and robbed. Ive learned my lesson..I hope someone will take what Ive learned and apply it so
they NEVER have to go through that.