Skip to comments.Surviving a home invasion "The plan"
Posted on 06/16/2010 7:39:27 PM PDT by beericus
The best weapons, and alarm mean nothing for home defense unless you have a plan to implement them. Here are some thoughts on the subject.Most of the experts agree, clearing a house is very difficult and should be left up to the professionals. I highly recommend having some type of "safe room" to sit tight and wait for the good guys to come. This place should be a room where you can cover all of the points of entry. Remember the fatal funnels. Doorways, hallways, and stairways are all choke points and can give you an advantage
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>> I highly recommend having some type of “safe room” to sit tight and wait for the good guys to come.
Mrs. Tick and I have a “safe booth”. It’s only big enough for me. But since I love her more than anything else on earth (except myself), I DID teach her how to cock and reload the shotgun.
Well, I don’t have a shotgun house. But I do have a shotgun hallway leading to all of the bedrooms.
CC: When seconds count and help is minutes away. Two to center-of-mass, and a pop to the head.
Not so difficult.
1-Nice neighborhood, ranch style floorplan.
3-.45 in a hidden, defensable, quick access location.
5-Motion activated night lights in hallways, light up bad guys, not me.
6.Happy to “clear the house” myself and let the cops take out the trash.
If you want to survive a home invasion, get a large dog. The dog will stay alive and fighting/distracting for those 4+ seconds required for you to arm-up.
Simple beats being paranoid...some people try to survive home invasions by taking baths with their revolver next to the tub because baths are quieter to take than showers.
Get a dog and take all of the showers that you want.
Good posting! Situations like these is why I NEVER sleep without good watchdogs and a weapon at arm’s length.
They left out some details though. Stuff they can’t really say due to it being a website, liability and such.
If you have to shoot, absolutely shoot to kill. Center mass... Multiple times...If you can. Shooting them while they are down, as in a head-shot to finish them off, would most likely be severely frowned upon. If they appear to be bleeding out, have a cup of coffee while you are watching them die, before you call in the LEOs(wait for them to die). If asked why it took so long to call. Tell them you tried using the phone, and couldn’t get it to work(jitters). If they get back up in a weakened state, shoot them in the head.
Dead people tend to not make up lies against you, take you to court, or come back for revenge.
After you have verified that the invader you encountered is dead, sweep the house for other invaders, just in case they brought other invaders with them. If you find any, kill them too.
Good point you bring up, I raised this question on another forum. Home alarm with motion detectors on dogs in your room, or home alarm doors only, dogs free reign in the house.
LOL! I’ll keep your excellent advice in mind.
I have a plan. “oooh nooooo mr. robber, murderer...please don’t hurt me ...I’m just a poor defenseless old woman...(cough cough)...BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG! You’re dead. “sorry mr. criminal thuggish guy, it’s not nice to screw with grandma”.
(I’m a young-stud well trained 50 something.)
I figure I’ll be sleeping and some shmuck will break in.
This House is protected by attack kitty and a big fat pistol. Also thinking about a Taser. What do ya’ll think?
We’ve three dogs, ranging from 100+lbs down to 50 lbs. All very good watch dogs and they have run of the house.
The fiancé and I have a corner picked out. She heads there while I grab the firearms.
If they find us, bad for them. A couple of 45’s at less than 10’ will probably be enough to put them down. Permanently.
I’m also a big fan of surplus police kevlar panels. This shop has sold me scores of them for $50 each: http://www.bulletproofme.com/Bullet_proof_Vests_Catalog.shtml
I’ve got one by my nightstand revolver to use as a shield in one hand. Takes no time to pick it up with my pistol.
Likewise, keep in mind that some home invaders have recently been arrested wearing body armor.
“All very good watch dogs and they have run of the house.”
To each his/her own, but big dogs belong in the yard, not in the house. If they are in the house primarily for security purposes (bad neighborhood, insufficient space, apartment, etc.) then that is a different story.
A little comic relief. Tanks for the ping.
I have a plan — kill ‘em. Ain’t all that complicated, but then neither am I.
I have one of those. On the other side of the wall at the end of the hallway is the master bedroom closet, and the master bedroom door is right next to it on the adjacent wall. In that closet is a shotgun. My wife has instructions to lock the bedroom door, go into the closet and get the shotgun and if she hears anyone try to force that door, shoot through the wall.
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