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Man uses AR15 to Defend Self, Girlfriend against Masked Home Invader
AmmoLand ^ | 22 November, 2019 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 11/27/2019 3:30:55 AM PST by marktwain

At about 4 p.m., on 31 March 2019, a suspected gang member broke into an apartment at Blackhawk Apartments in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Blackhawk apartments are a large, two-story apartment complex in a decent neighborhood. A couple was inside the apartment, in the bedroom.  From journalgazette.net:

The man grabbed his Tactical AR-15 pistol after hearing what he thought were multiple people entering his apartment and took a position on one knee, pointing his firearm toward his bedroom doorway, documents said.

The accused armed home invader, Edwin D. Calligan, 23, was wearing a mask and was armed with a semi-automatic, 9mm handgun.

Calligan broke down the front door. The boyfriend was inside the bedroom of the apartment with his girlfriend when they heard the door being broke. The man grabbed his AR-15 pistol and took up a defensive position covering the bedroom door. He thought, from the noise, there were multiple home invaders.

As Calligan appeared in the doorway, masked, dressed all in black, with a two-tone semi-automatic handgun in his hand, the resident fired. He is not sure if Calligan fired simultaneously or not.

The gunfight continued into the living room, where they exchanged more shots. The invader, Calligan, ducked into the kitchen for cover, while the resident with the AR15 pistol and Calligan continued to exchange fire.

The resident retreated to the bedroom and Calligan, wounded, ran out the front door, bleeding heavily.

When the police investigated they found numerous empty 9mm and .223 casings on the floor of the apartment. The home defender estimated he fired between 14 and 17 rounds out of a 40 round magazine in his AR15 type pistol.

(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
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An AR15 type firearm offers many advantages for defense of self and home. Sufficient magazine capacity is one.
1 posted on 11/27/2019 3:30:55 AM PST by marktwain
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Not a great choice in an apartment due to over penetration. I’ll take a Glock 21 with one of the Korean extended magazines, which I’ve found quite reliable.

Still, he gets a passing grade on the 1st Rule of a Gunfight: Have a Gun.


2 posted on 11/27/2019 3:40:35 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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Commies deeply saddened.


3 posted on 11/27/2019 3:50:00 AM PST by wastedyears (The left would kill every single one of us and our families if they knew they could get away with it)
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To: marktwain

So who is responsible for repairing all the holes in the walls, the renter or the apartment complex?


4 posted on 11/27/2019 3:56:07 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Never take a centipede shopping for shoes)
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I have wondered that, myself. Is the repair and clean up covered by insurance?


5 posted on 11/27/2019 3:58:51 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: marktwain

Calligan

It’s a shame he survived.

6 posted on 11/27/2019 3:59:15 AM PST by csvset (tolerance becomes a crime when attached to evil)
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To: marktwain

What is an AR15 pistol? The picture in Ammoland shows a rifle.


7 posted on 11/27/2019 4:00:23 AM PST by mfish13 (Elections have Consequences.)
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To: csvset

I’d never be able to pick him out of a police line up.......


8 posted on 11/27/2019 4:00:55 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Never take a centipede shopping for shoes)
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inside the bedroom of the apartment with his girlfriend

scandalous!

9 posted on 11/27/2019 4:01:35 AM PST by GCFADG (Pardon me.)
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Had to look, the name threw me. He was just getting his life together with Bible Study and Junior College.


10 posted on 11/27/2019 4:02:47 AM PST by duckman ( Not tired of winning!)
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To: csvset

WOW.. He has a target on his forehead!


11 posted on 11/27/2019 4:05:54 AM PST by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: marktwain

What the hell is an AR15 w/ a 40 round mag. Show picture.


12 posted on 11/27/2019 4:09:36 AM PST by nanook (Thomas Jefferson was right.)
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Good for the resident but, 14 rounds? He needs some tactical defensive training..


13 posted on 11/27/2019 4:10:32 AM PST by hinckley buzzard (Power is more often surrendered than seized.)
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Reporter is likely an ignoramus - more likely the “pistol” in question was a pistol grip on said rifle.


14 posted on 11/27/2019 4:16:06 AM PST by Spacetrucker (George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British - HE SHOT THEM .. WITH GUNS)
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To: nanook

15 posted on 11/27/2019 4:18:13 AM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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Good for the resident but, 14 rounds? He needs some tactical defensive training..

Given combat statistics, he did pretty well.

Everything changes when the target is shooting back.

16 posted on 11/27/2019 4:19:27 AM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: mfish13

AR15 style rifle with a shorter than 16” barrel and no butt stock (originally ;^). The advent of the “arm brace” made them a lot more useful. The arm brace is intended to fit over your forearm while shooting the pistol, but it works against your shoulder also.

Basically a way to have a sort of short barreled rifle w/o the Federal registration and $200 tax. A true butt stock is nicer, but then the $200 and registration...


17 posted on 11/27/2019 4:22:00 AM PST by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member)
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The home defender estimated he fired between 14 and 17 rounds

Marksmanship aside, in either California or New York this fellow would have had the bolt lock back at 10 rounds - whereupon the perp would have calmly walked up and shot them both.

18 posted on 11/27/2019 4:27:03 AM PST by grobdriver (BUILD KATE'S WALL!)
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..the gunfight continued into the living room

Not my gunfight. No need to chase down an armed man, after you've successfully plugged him a few times.

19 posted on 11/27/2019 4:28:58 AM PST by nonsporting (MAGA -- Make America Godly Again)
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To: csvset

SPJNK.


20 posted on 11/27/2019 4:32:02 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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