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hunting vs home defense...funny story

Postby lukea.becker » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:20 am

So last goose season my huntin buddy was sitting at his house and his parents were gone for the weekend and we were going to be hunting bright and early the next morning. he was just winding down for the night watching tv when he heard something at his door. . he walked over and looked out the window and saw a guy trying to pick the lock on his front door. being the good old boy he is he just walked over to his goose hunting stuff and grabbed his beneli and threw a few shells into it and opened the door. he looked at the guy with his shotgun pointed at him with a look like "really?" on his face, and the guy took off running. My buddy almost shot the guy before he ran but he said he knew if he shot him that it would be a big ordeal and he probably wouldnt be able to make it out hunting the next day haha. so he just watched the guy run away and went to bed. didnt call the cops either because he was kinda hoping the guy would come back, though i think he would have to be insane to do so after that. Just thought it was funny that the only reason that guy is even alive today is that my buddy didnt want to miss out on a day of goose huntin. anyone else have any close calls like that?

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Re: hunting vs home defense...funny story

Postby apexhunter » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:30 pm

I had a drunk vagrant start knocking on our front door around 11:00 one summer night a couple years ago. I don't know where he came from because we lived in the middle of an otherwise nice neighborhood. Anyway he was yelling for us to let him in so he could make a phone call and get a drink of water. Following a minute or 2 of telling the guy through the locked door to get off of my property and that I was armed, I grabbed my 1911 loaded with 9 rounds of hydra-shoks as my wife called 911. Looking at him through the window next to the door I observed he had a tight wife beater shirt on, tight pants and nothing in his hands. So, knowing the storm door was locked I opened the main door while stepping back to create some distance and presented my pistol to the empty space between his eyes. I told him the cops were on the way and he better get the hell off of my property while he was still vertical. Seeing that .45 pointed at his noggin and realizing that I meant business he quickly turned and staggered down the driveway disappearing between the houses across the street.

The cops never found him (I don't think they looked too hard seeing that the idiot gained a very bvaluable life lesson that evening) and my wife gained a greater appreciation for having a home defense gun at the ready- and being ready to wield it if needed.
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Re: hunting vs home defense...funny story

Postby shoot-n-goose » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:13 pm

I had a false alarm a couple weeks back. I had got home from class just around ten and wasnt tired so I sat and watched TV and browsed DHC. At about 1:30 my brothers truck alarm starts going off, and I grab my 870 set up for HD and run outside in nothing but my boxers. I scan the streets and check the truck over and everything is as it should be. I stand out there for 3 minutes until the horn stops beeping. The whole time I'm thinking why was it going off, because there is absolutely nothing on the interior of the completely stock truck (no joke, it looks like its sitting on a car lot since my bro got it), and its being blocked in the driveway by my moms suburban. It also doesnt have a motion activated alarm, just one that will go off if the door is forced open.
So I head inside to my brothers room to tell him his truck was going off, and i see that his key fob is pointed at the window and the dog has been running around. Boy did I feel stupid, but it was nice to feel ready since I was outside armed within about 5-6 seconds
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Re: hunting vs home defense...funny story

Postby daffy... » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:17 pm

ive had a few run ins. dont ever feel good about pulling a gun on sombody but sometimes its the only way to get control of the situation.



keep it in your home also. buddy of mine was sleeping when he heard some car doors slam he looked out his window to see his car being ransacked. he ran outside with a snubnose and let it rip at the get away car. the cops came and arrested him with desturbing the peace and something else i dont remember
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Re: hunting vs home defense...funny story

Postby joshco84 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:56 pm

daffy... wrote:ive had a few run ins. dont ever feel good about pulling a gun on sombody but sometimes its the only way to get control of the situation.



keep it in your home also. buddy of mine was sleeping when he heard some car doors slam he looked out his window to see his car being ransacked. he ran outside with a snubnose and let it rip at the get away car. the cops came and arrested him with desturbing the peace and something else i dont remember


IF i am not mistaken, in kansas when can shoot on our property if someone is threatening you or your property. However, shooting the getaway car driving away down the road is probably a different story.
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Re: hunting vs home defense...funny story

Postby daffy... » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:34 pm

here in maine you can only use lethal force such as a firearm if your life or someone elses life is in danger. basically when it comes to home defence. if somone is in your home and they make off with your tv. you cant shoot them to recover you stolen property cus at that point they arnt dangering you

as for someone robbing stuff from you car. they arnt hurting you so you have to let them intel the cops get there. sweet huh?

unlike texas i here if someone is on your land and there threating you or your property. you can drop them
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Re: hunting vs home defense...funny story

Postby jasper » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:15 pm

shoot-n-goose wrote:I had a false alarm a couple weeks back. I had got home from class just around ten and wasnt tired so I sat and watched TV and browsed DHC. At about 1:30 my brothers truck alarm starts going off, and I grab my 870 set up for HD and run outside in nothing but my boxers. I scan the streets and check the truck over and everything is as it should be. I stand out there for 3 minutes until the horn stops beeping. The whole time I'm thinking why was it going off, because there is absolutely nothing on the interior of the completely stock truck (no joke, it looks like its sitting on a car lot since my bro got it), and its being blocked in the driveway by my moms suburban. It also doesnt have a motion activated alarm, just one that will go off if the door is forced open.
So I head inside to my brothers room to tell him his truck was going off, and i see that his key fob is pointed at the window and the dog has been running around. Boy did I feel stupid, but it was nice to feel ready since I was outside armed within about 5-6 seconds


Running outside is never a good idea. There are to many variables you can't control and if you rush you will loose all of your situational awareness. I keep a surefire g2 with the 120 lumen bulb next to my hand gun. In this case I would use it to look out a window to gain perspective of the situation. See how many intruders there are and where they are. I wouldn't want to run out the door towards my truck and have an armed person now behind me. The goal is to survive the encounter. Not get your self killed...
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Re: hunting vs home defense...funny story

Postby shoot-n-goose » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:44 pm

jasper wrote:
shoot-n-goose wrote:I had a false alarm a couple weeks back. I had got home from class just around ten and wasnt tired so I sat and watched TV and browsed DHC. At about 1:30 my brothers truck alarm starts going off, and I grab my 870 set up for HD and run outside in nothing but my boxers. I scan the streets and check the truck over and everything is as it should be. I stand out there for 3 minutes until the horn stops beeping. The whole time I'm thinking why was it going off, because there is absolutely nothing on the interior of the completely stock truck (no joke, it looks like its sitting on a car lot since my bro got it), and its being blocked in the driveway by my moms suburban. It also doesnt have a motion activated alarm, just one that will go off if the door is forced open.
So I head inside to my brothers room to tell him his truck was going off, and i see that his key fob is pointed at the window and the dog has been running around. Boy did I feel stupid, but it was nice to feel ready since I was outside armed within about 5-6 seconds


Running outside is never a good idea. There are to many variables you can't control and if you rush you will loose all of your situational awareness. I keep a surefire g2 with the 120 lumen bulb next to my hand gun. In this case I would use it to look out a window to gain perspective of the situation. See how many intruders there are and where they are. I wouldn't want to run out the door towards my truck and have an armed person now behind me. The goal is to survive the encounter. Not get your self killed...


I'm not sure shining a flashlight out the window would be the best idea. There is a surefire mounted on my gun with a pressure switch so its not like I would be blind. And if someone was trying to get into the truck they would have ran when the horn started blaring and lights flashing, or else they are just plain stupid. Fact is most high school students go car hopping in the city I live in and arent that smart to begin with.

I'm not stupid enough to shoot someone in my driveway, at least here in Michigan.
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Re: hunting vs home defense...funny story

Postby jasper » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:51 pm

A flash light out the window is better then running out the door. You have your house for concealment and cover. You are fully exposed if you go running out of the house. Also motion light are another great tool in being able to see what is outside. I have one on ever corner of my house. The dusk to dawn one which are dimly lit unless something sets them off. That way I don't upset the neighbors but can still see even if no one is out there. I was taught to not go outside as you loose all control of the situation. Once you loose control it is any ones game. Also I never meant to imply you were going to shoot some one in your drive way. I would just hate to see someone who ran out of there house to stop someone from breaking into their truck when at the same time there is someone who is armed looking into the windows of their house or garage that they didn't see and they get shot in the back. Then in court they could say they were defending themselves because the home owner would now be considered a threat and they feared for their lives... Unfortunately this is how society thinks. We just have to platy the hand that was dealt to us and be smart.
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Re: hunting vs home defense...funny story

Postby cinnamonteal7 » Tue May 18, 2010 4:09 pm

I came home from work couple nights ago at 3 AM to find my dads cargo light on in his van. i work as a park ranger feeling my gun would be over kill i approached with my ASP and stroam ready to go found my dad looking for a bid in the front seat :lol3: i felt like an idiot but i think he liked that i was ready for it.
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