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Colorado Springs homeowner shot 2 men during home invasion Monday night, police said
TheDenverChannel ^ | 01/08/2013 | AP

Posted on 01/08/2013 7:43:52 AM PST by RandallFlagg

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - One man is in critical condition and another is recovering from injuries after a homeowner opened fire during a home invasion in Colorado Springs.

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TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; coloradosprings; guncontrol; homeinvasion; secondamendment
Mighty fine shootin'!
1 posted on 01/08/2013 7:44:00 AM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: marktwain

PING!


2 posted on 01/08/2013 7:52:25 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: RandallFlagg

Another great success story.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 7:57:43 AM PST by Joe Bfstplk
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To: RandallFlagg

Should have finished them off - liberal courts will rake the homeowner over the coals.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 8:17:10 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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More details:

Record ID 17583
Incident Date January 7, 2013 Time 9:52:00 PM Division Sand Creek Shift II
Title Robbery Location 2400 Block of E. St. Vrain St.
Summary On Monday, January 7, 2013 at approximately 9:52 PM the CSPD received the report of a home invasion with shots fired. Upon arrival, officers determined that three (3) male suspects had forced entry into a residence in the 2400 block of East St. Vrain St.

A male resident was present when the break in occurred and a struggle ensued between the victim and the suspects. The victim did obtain a firearm and shot two (2) of the suspects, both of whom are in their early twenties. Both of the injured suspects ran from the scene in an easterly direction for about one (1) block where they stopped due to their injuries. Medical personnel arrived and provided treatment to the individuals and both were transported to a local hospital.

One (1) of the suspects is considered to be in critical condition. The second male suspect is in stable condition.

The preliminary investigation does not provide any reason to believe that the victim knew these suspects. Fortunately, the victim did not receive any injuries as a result of the break in.

Violent Crimes Unit detectives responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation.
Adults Arrested
Media Contact Name and Phone Number: Lt. Lofgren 444-7270


5 posted on 01/08/2013 8:19:35 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: RandallFlagg

Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.


6 posted on 01/08/2013 8:24:09 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: OrioleFan

I’m 6’2”. Anyone else in my house is a good foot shorter than that, and the grandkids, well, maybe up to 4 feet for the oldest. Any of my shots will be aimed for the head(s) of the intruders, and at least three....that’s what I’ve been practicing at the range for twice, three times a week.

I’m not too bad with just the “point and shoot” stuff not taking time to line up the shots.


7 posted on 01/08/2013 8:36:44 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Get yourself a $10 red laser pen, and practice point-and-shoot, anywhere. I do it several times a day, and when I go to the range, people (and I) are amazed at how quick and accurate I’ve become. The 3-point Weaver Stance isn’t necessary at 8-20ft. (Also, gives the cats some fun.) LOL.


8 posted on 01/08/2013 9:42:31 AM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: OrioleFan

It would seem the adrenaline and bleed-out zone lasts about one block, or about 300’. About the same as a deer.........


9 posted on 01/08/2013 9:44:07 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: carriage_hill

I usually lay in bed and aim the weapon quickly toward the door. Holding the final position, I move my head/eyes to see where it lined up. Works fine....I usually get multiple head shots at the range for 20 feet.


10 posted on 01/08/2013 9:45:45 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
There's an old saying, "In a fight, front sight." I took a 2hr combat/self-defense course from a LEO/former SpecOps 3 yrs ago, and it was the best $70/hr I ever spent. If you can reliably hit the head, that's darned good. (In a lib-dem-thug-taker-moron, it'd be a wasted shot in that empty space; LOL.) I go for "centermass/sniper's triangle":


11 posted on 01/08/2013 10:10:24 AM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: carriage_hill

Look at your picture.....superimpose the head inside that trapezoid...what do you see? Same size.

In a head shot, even if you miss the brain, there is a buttload of bleeding. Headcuts bleed - alot. If you catch the throat, there’s the carotid, and there is the larynx...you get hit there, it causes some consternation.

If one of the three/four shots (quickly) catches the brain, it’s over and done.


12 posted on 01/08/2013 10:16:18 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Yeah, I like the head shots, too. It just seems natural that you would shoot at the head/mouth/neck area.


13 posted on 01/08/2013 10:18:55 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

It’s the only way to “be sure” with a zombie, you know....


14 posted on 01/08/2013 10:21:44 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
Good shot placement!


15 posted on 01/08/2013 10:26:23 AM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: carriage_hill

All good head shots.....any one is a killer.


16 posted on 01/08/2013 10:31:01 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
I’m not too bad with just the “point and shoot” stuff not taking time to line up the shots.

Point and shoot up to 25ft.
Single hand aimed, stance with body perpendicular to target, out to 50ft.
Weaver stance 50ft and longer.

Point and shoot based off of quick draw, consistent 8" group can be done with practice.
My body perpendicular to target presents less a target to bad guy than weaver.
Weaver stance becomes necessary, for me, at 50ft and longer.
Practice at least 2 times a month now, just making sure I'm not picking up any bad habits.
This is how I practice, works for me.

17 posted on 01/08/2013 10:53:43 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

There is no place inside my home with more than a 20 ft max clear range....all I’m wanting to do is to put 2-3 out of 4 shots in a perp’s head inside my home.

I’d rather a head shot because it’s a zombie killer and I don’t want a gut shot zombie running all over my house bleeding everywhere. I can at least grab the head and put a shower curtain under it.


18 posted on 01/08/2013 10:59:19 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
I go for center of mass, unless I suspect body armor.
Bad guys are using that now, bad thing is you only have less than a second to make a decision.
Also like to practice with 3 targets set up 10-12 feet apart, most troubles don't come in *ones*.
I try to work out various scenarios in my mind, you don't want to be wasting time deciding things while being shot at.
19 posted on 01/08/2013 11:09:53 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Gaffer
It’s the only way to “be sure” with a zombie, you know....

Interesting you should say that. I use Winchester Silvertip ammo in case of werewolves.
I guess they're good against zombies, too.

...Not sure about vampires. Maybe I need to see if anybody makes Crucifixtip ammo.

20 posted on 01/08/2013 11:48:50 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: RandallFlagg
"critical" and ESPECIALLY "recovering" aren't words I want used to describe the perps that invade my home.

I much prefer the terms "deceased" and "mortally wounded".

21 posted on 01/08/2013 12:01:37 PM PST by AF_Blue ("America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad ass speed." - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936)
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To: Lancey Howard
Good afternoon.

Maybe I need to see if anybody makes Crucifixtip ammo.

I cut a cross in all of my CJH ammo. Takes a few minutes, two cuts with my Buck knife, and BAM! Vampire certified ammo.

5.56mm

22 posted on 01/08/2013 12:19:14 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Lancey Howard

For vampires you need the roaring twenties dum dums.


23 posted on 01/08/2013 12:27:40 PM PST by Gaffer
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