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Surviving a home invasion "The plan"
Bangicus, Firearms blog ^ | 6/16/10 | Liljake82

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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1 posted on 06/16/2010 7:39:28 PM PDT by beericus
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To: beericus

Ping


2 posted on 06/16/2010 7:45:25 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: beericus

>> 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.


3 posted on 06/16/2010 7:45:46 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Nervous Tick

LMAO,


4 posted on 06/16/2010 7:47:05 PM PDT by beericus (Putting the cool in conservatism, dip in the hip and a glid in the stride.)
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To: beericus

Well, I don’t have a shotgun house. But I do have a shotgun hallway leading to all of the bedrooms.


5 posted on 06/16/2010 7:47:24 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: beericus

CC: When seconds count and help is minutes away. Two to center-of-mass, and a pop to the head.


6 posted on 06/16/2010 7:47:35 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: beericus

Not so difficult.
1-Nice neighborhood, ranch style floorplan.
2-Live alone.
3-.45 in a hidden, defensable, quick access location.
4-Practice “point-shooting”
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.


7 posted on 06/16/2010 7:49:05 PM PDT by G Larry (Democrats expedite the Destruction of America)
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To: beericus

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.

Bah.

Get a dog and take all of the showers that you want.


8 posted on 06/16/2010 7:51:49 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Nervous Tick
Man, that's true love fer ya. One caution, though. If you hear her say "Come on out now, Nerv, he's down and out," and you hear her racking the action afterward, it's probably time to call a marriage counselor. Women get cranky about the dangedest things.
9 posted on 06/16/2010 7:55:39 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: beericus

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.


10 posted on 06/16/2010 7:56:43 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Southack

lmao.

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.


11 posted on 06/16/2010 7:57:41 PM PDT by beericus (Putting the cool in conservatism, dip in the hip and a glid in the stride.)
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To: Billthedrill

LOL! I’ll keep your excellent advice in mind.


12 posted on 06/16/2010 7:58:22 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Nervous Tick

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.

Bring it.

This House is protected by attack kitty and a big fat pistol. Also thinking about a Taser. What do ya’ll think?


13 posted on 06/16/2010 8:05:28 PM PDT by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: beericus

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.


14 posted on 06/16/2010 8:06:54 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Greed and envy is used by our political class to exploit the rich and poor.)
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To: beericus

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.


15 posted on 06/16/2010 8:08:45 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Nervous Tick; 50cal Smokepole; mylife; smokingfrog; Springman; davetex; umgud

ROFLMAO!


16 posted on 06/16/2010 8:20:12 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( RIP Bahbah, Did you plug the damn hole yet daddy? Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: stylin_geek

“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.


17 posted on 06/16/2010 8:25:45 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: Clint N. Suhks

A little comic relief. Tanks for the ping.

Plan?

I have a plan — kill ‘em. Ain’t all that complicated, but then neither am I.


18 posted on 06/16/2010 8:29:16 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: 21twelve
Well, I don’t have a shotgun house. But I do have a shotgun hallway leading to all of the bedrooms.

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.

19 posted on 06/16/2010 8:42:09 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: beericus

20 posted on 06/16/2010 8:44:13 PM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: 50cal Smokepole
I don't got a safe room.

But, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain(s).

21 posted on 06/16/2010 8:49:11 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( RIP Bahbah, Did you plug the damn hole yet daddy? Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: stylin_geek

Over the last 20+ years, we always have a pair of dobermans in the house. We’re on our 4th and 5th right now. All have been 100 pounds or better. Best danged alarms there are and we don’t get any unwanted visitors either. Anyone casing our farm would see the dogs out with us.

I see you have 3 dogs at a time. We’ve recently been considering adding a third, but wonder if that makes it a bit too much for a ranch sized house. We haven’t taken the leap to dog number 3, but we’re seriously considering it.

Since all my firearms fell out of my boat recently, all I have left is the doggies for protection.

: )


22 posted on 06/16/2010 8:55:10 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ( I CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM MY BACK FORTY -Ass Kickin' Lady NRA Member)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I have a similar setup, but it involves a piece of furniture.

That’s all I’m going to say ‘bout that.... /forrest_gump


23 posted on 06/16/2010 8:55:23 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: 50cal Smokepole

http://www.gunvault.com/ is the way to go.

Deleting previos post for same reasons when the gang sees. May repost on our thread. Then delete again...


24 posted on 06/16/2010 9:03:30 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( RIP Bahbah, Did you plug the damn hole yet daddy? Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

OP-SEC. Live it.


25 posted on 06/16/2010 9:19:43 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: Southack

thanks for the tip,


26 posted on 06/16/2010 9:31:08 PM PDT by beericus (Putting the cool in conservatism, dip in the hip and a glid in the stride.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Our home defense plan involves a .357 and a couple of pairs of Mrs. Springman’s size 11 pumps.


27 posted on 06/16/2010 9:32:04 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: beericus; Clint N. Suhks; 50cal Smokepole; mylife; davetex; umgud; Springman
My house is too small for a decent sized safe room. Guess I'll have to get one of these.

Yes, it's real.

28 posted on 06/16/2010 9:51:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( - Eccl. 10:18 -)
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To: smokingfrog

Wow, I didn’t know they made those.


29 posted on 06/17/2010 3:54:16 AM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: smokingfrog

Yikes! $150,000.00 each!

That’ll buy a lot of guns and a top-of-the-line alarm system.


30 posted on 06/17/2010 4:47:03 AM PDT by panaxanax (Keep plucking those chickens and boiling that tar. There's a party coming in November!)
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To: beericus

1) Empty the magazine.

2) Reload.

3) Call for assitance when appropriate.


31 posted on 06/17/2010 5:40:35 AM PDT by sig226 (Mourn this day, the death of a great republic. March 21, 2010)
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To: beericus

A lot of good points.
Want to add a few.

Situational awareness. When you are heading home, check that there is no one following you. If so, cruise around until they break off. We had a incedent where my wife was followed home by some stupid kid. He was incensed that my wife didn’t use her signal. Met the kid on the driveway with an axe handle and explained that he was playing a very dangerous game following someone’s wife home. Didn’t hurt him, but let him know that there a lots of guys who wouldn’t be near as leniant as I was.
Dogs, can’t beat that, especially since they are very territorial. Your house is their house and they don’t wait to check who it is. Also a “beware of dog” sign is a good sign even if you don’t have a dog. Makes them think twice.
just my 2 cents.


32 posted on 06/17/2010 5:50:12 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: beericus

I like the idea of rooms with funnels to a hidden wood chipper.


33 posted on 06/17/2010 5:52:14 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: beericus
I'm from the Los Angeles area. Most of the home invasions are into homes occupied by recent immigrants (legal or otherwise) who snuck valuables into the country that they don't want to declare to the authorities.

The home invaders are usually gang members within the same community as the immigrants and they know the score.

If we want to eliminate a huge percentage of home invasions then we need to better police what valuables immigrants bring into the country.

This would also increase tax revenues and decrease the welfare rolls, as lots of people who now claim to be in poverty would be found to be richer than their wage slaving neighbors.

34 posted on 06/17/2010 5:59:49 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: nagdt

Use the budget for the Taser toward the purchase of a shotgun.


35 posted on 06/17/2010 6:04:39 AM PDT by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: TheConservativeParty

We’ve got a doggie door installed so our dogs can go in and out at will. That way, during the summer when it gets hot out, the dogs have a place to get out of the heat.


36 posted on 06/17/2010 7:03:49 AM PDT by stylin_geek (Greed and envy is used by our political class to exploit the rich and poor.)
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To: Eye of Unk

LOL, awesome!!


37 posted on 06/17/2010 7:52:43 AM PDT by beericus (Putting the cool in conservatism, dip in the hip and a glid in the stride.)
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