Skip to comments.Shootings echo for the few who have fired guns in self defense
Posted on 04/28/2013 8:20:16 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
The threat emerged here in the evening darkness, as John Wolf was out for a walk on the fringe of his working-class neighborhood. The threat was a suspicious man, also on foot, coming right at him.
Wolf crossed the street, breathed easier and kept going. Soon enough, though, the same man sneaked behind Wolf and stuck a .38 caliber revolver into his neck.
He must have told me he was going to kill me 10 times, said Wolf, 59.
Unbeknownst to the robber, Wolf had his own .40-caliber Glock semi-automatic pistol hidden under a loose hanging shirt. And so there, on May 4, 2010, near the 1300 block of Eagles Way Court, Wolf had a decision before him that only a fraction of gun owners make.
For all the attention that is placed on the nations estimated 300 million firearms, most guns rest in cases, drawers and safes. Few are holstered. Few get used to actually stop a threat. Even armed soldiers and police officers often go entire careers without firing a shot on duty.
But Wolf is the kind of avid gun collector who had worked through in his head how he might react in exactly this situation. Even so, in that moment, he wondered.
Would he cower? Could he regain control quick enough? Was it worth the risk? Or would he get shot in the back walking away if he went along with the robbery?
Wolf began by playing along. He handed over his wallet. Then he asked if he could have his license back. The distraction gave Wolf the precious split second in a stick-up he needed to pull his own weapon, rack a round into the chamber and tell the robber to drop it.
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“pull his own weapon, rack a round into the chamber”
I don’t think carrying a double action firearm and then having to rack it before being ready to fire is a good idea. If you pull it, be ready to use it, immediately especially if one already has a firearm at the ready against you, IMO.
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Posted on April 28, 2013 by Robert Farago
Its all about deterrence. If you were a thief, would you break into the home of a hunter with a pickup equipped with a gun rack, or the college professor who lives not far away?
Low Information Newspaper Writer.
Either that or somebody just made something up.
This b_tch needs one of the yard signs which informs perps that the house is a gun-free zone. The female probably votes twice every election cycle, being sure to vote in VA for the democrip candidate and in Tennessee for whatever thing runs against a republicant.
Much food for thought. Thanks for posting!
“Shootings echo for the few who have fired guns in self defense”
There are more than a few who have fired a gun in self defense, it’s just that reporting them is not in line with the liberal medias agenda.
I agree. If you are out walking around there should already be one in the tube.
So he pulled his gun, and chambered a round before the thug could tell what was happening? /BS
For the average person, shooting someone is a very traumatic event. So is being robbed, raped, tortured, murdered and dismembered. Our society seems to have a vision of life without hardship or difficult choices. We have become so safe and prosperous that we can imagine such an existence, and think we can create it with endless rules and wishful thinking. We can’t.
I call BS on this one.
There should have been a round in the tube on a Glock double action. Second, when he pulled it, he should have emptied the entire magazine into the perp defending himself while doing society a big favor. Now, if this is true, the perp lives another day to do it again to an unarmed innocent, possibly killing them.
Am I correct? Isn’t it still against the law for any person deemed by a court to have a mental illness to own a gun?
so the stupid women trying to pull a gotcha was wrong
All English composition aside, I'd just NOT "tell the robber" anything, and let the gun speak for me.
But then, I've been poked with a loaded gun, and had to do some talking. The gun is way more efficient!
First of all, the incident with Wolf is a good partial illustration of the advantages of concealed carry, even if the aggressor has his gun out, cocked and aimed.
I seriously suggest an exercise with a friend, and not with guns at all. (I like to use cap guns, because the pop really drives the point home.)
The idea is to “role play” a mugging. Importantly, the friend needs to be emotional enough to *imagine* that he is trying to mug you on an open city street. Acting is involved.
His priorities: He is scared, too. He wants money, not to shoot you. He does not want to be seen or captured. As soon as he is done he wants to flee. His attention is in several directions.
Your priorities: You want to draw your gun, while making sure it will fire, then you want to cap him. He does not know you have a gun.
What you want is an opening. At *any* time you get one, even when he is leaving, you can take it.
This is not an idle exercise, but teaches some very key points about the value of cc in a gunfight. And the dynamics of gunfights are so telling that the Nobel physicist Niels Bohr had his students performing timed gunfights, and reached some interesting conclusions.
Importantly, this lesson is even getting through to the criminals these days, because many more armed robberies are now beginning with “sucker punches” with fist or blunt object like a baseball bat, to disable the victim first, just in case he is armed.
So situational awareness is just as important as having a gun.
“So he pulled his gun, and chambered a round before the thug could tell what was happening? /BS”
I’m not sure how the laws are written in Missouri but it could be part of his defense from prosecution or a law suit.
We all know the source of our social, political and economic difficulties and we cannot even name the source much less do anything about it.
It's probably state law.
Later in the article he said he regretted not having one chambred in the police report.
A derringer revolver?