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.
But, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain(s).
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.
I have a similar setup, but it involves a piece of furniture.
That’s all I’m going to say ‘bout that.... /forrest_gump
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...
OP-SEC. Live it.
thanks for the tip,
Our home defense plan involves a .357 and a couple of pairs of Mrs. Springman’s size 11 pumps.
Yes, it's real.
Wow, I didn’t know they made those.
Yikes! $150,000.00 each!
That’ll buy a lot of guns and a top-of-the-line alarm system.
1) Empty the magazine.
3) Call for assitance when appropriate.
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.
I like the idea of rooms with funnels to a hidden wood chipper.
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.
Use the budget for the Taser toward the purchase of a shotgun.
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.
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