Skip to comments.Video: Security Camera Captures Man Shooting Robbers(FL)
Posted on 07/17/2012 12:21:07 PM PDT by marktwain
This incredible video from Gainesville.com shows a concealed carrier defending himself and the patrons of an Internet cafe against a pair of armed robbers. What would you have done in this situation? Do you think he reacted appropriately?
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A .380 just isn’t enough!
A .380 just isn’t enough!
9mm would have been better.
Grandpa did GREAT!!!!
First and foremost, he brought a gun to a gunfight.
The nothing smaller than a 4 crowd (self included) may complain, but he had a gun, he could shoot it (and apparently hit), and frankly pistol calibers are notoriously bad fight stoppers.
Grandpa SHEEPDOG did some things that gave him and edge though (with age, wisdom...).
Back to the wall behind a computer on the end of a row.
Good view of the door with concealment at least.
Waited till zippy the hoody was within good pistol range but looking away (only real close call was as zippy was swinging his jammies around).
Moved after the draw (gun was out) in a straight line
got low as zippy was swinging back.
Most telling to this armchair observer.....
HE KEPT MOVING TO THE FIGHT. He stayed engaged until the threat was no longer a threat. Technique discussions aside, he won the fight by being the better MAN!
Back to the arm chair
Gotta love that prepared man!
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Darn shame he was arrested. He’s out on bail. Good community service should be rewarded!
The only thing he did wrong is he didn’t kill them. Took enough shots but missed. He should hit the range.
.45-—two hosts and it’s over for the robbers, who appeared to be Holder’s people, BTW.
A shame, but not surprising - he was shooting after they were retreating. CCW 101 is you shoot to stop the threat, and as they were falling over one another to get away the threat had already been stopped. Hopefully that decision doesn’t bankrupt him.
Combat? Dunno ‘bout that. All I saw was a great American defending himself and his fellow citizens from some garbage. Well done, and great shootin’!!!
CCW 101 is you shoot to stop the threat, and as they were falling over one another to get away the threat had already been stopped.
At least one had a gun. The fact that he was moving away in no way removes the threat until he is out of range.
+1. Easy to say, but probably harder to do when your adrenaline is pumping.
Anybody know what state this was in? I would no-bill him if I were on the jury.
Must see video (((ping))).
Hope you’re right about not bankrupting him. Maybe he shouldn’t have fired at them after they started to run, but under stress who knows what a person would do?
“hosts” = “shots.” Long day.
I watched this guy - 80 years old. Watch his moves, his form, very agile for 80. My guess is a vet... maybe Korea?
.380 Auto vs 9MM For Defense
I prefer .40 caliber or higher.
“A shame, but not surprising - he was shooting after they were retreating. CCW 101 is you shoot to stop the threat, and as they were falling over one another to get away the threat had already been stopped. Hopefully that decision doesnt bankrupt him.”
So you are all for letting criminal get away to victimize others another day?
You fight the fight with what you have at the time.
The .380 is probably nicely concealable and fits his hand well.
And, it’s what he had...
To stop shooting as they retreated would be inviting a “parting shot”.
I’m afraid for this good citizen’s future. The number of crimes he will be responsible for having prevented will grow forever. Message to bad guys: you never know who has a gun and will use it.
I wish I could serve on any juries judging him.