Skip to comments.Homeowner Shoots & Kills 2 Burglars With His AK-47
Posted on 06/04/2018 9:39:58 PM PDT by Cheerio
This is just one example of why AK-47s are needed by law-abiding citizens. Get that Senator Feinstein and the rest of you Communist gun confiscators posing as American representatives of the people?
A Memphis, Tennessee homeowner unleashed firepower from his AK-47 against two burglars who had broken into his home on Friday evening. Both burglars are now dead.
According to a local CBS affiliate, 28-year-old Azell Witherspoon and 17-year-old Demond Robinson were shot and killed after the homeowner, who asked not to be identified, and a friend arrived at his house to discover the two men rummaging through his house.
After returning home from the barber shop around 7pm, the homeowner said that he saw his door pried open and heard his dog barking.
"I see my house being ransacked and the dog was still going hysterical in the cage," the homeowner told WMC. He then went on to say that one of the two intruders noticed the homeowner and his friend and said, "Hey, they are here."
He picked up his weapon, turned around and points them at me, the homeowner told the Fox 13. Two pistols.
There’s no way I’d use an AK-47 in my home setting. There are too many people nearby. I’d much prefer a shotgun. I’d never live it down to myself, if I took out an innocent neighbor.
I would tend to agree that the shotgun is always the best home defense strategy.
But I look at these two characters and if they hadn’t met ‘fate’....they probably would have gone on in life to murder or assault twenty-odd people. They don’t seem to have had any fear of ‘passing-on’.
I haven’t started carrying in my home yet, so I would use whatever I could reach.
I too lean toward a shotgun in the home. I carry everywhere but when I lay me down to sleep me and a mosseburg 20 ga and god my soul to keep. I keep the carry weapon close but #4 buck and an old 500 181/2 barreled pump stays by the nightstand. The 500 is reliable, affordable, and can be dolled up if thats your flavor. If its in the house it stays there bullets or intruders.
An AK47 for home defense? YIKES!
A 7.62x39 122-grain JHP (typical Russian round used in most AK variants), fired at close range, is going to pass through a man, through the house framing, and end up somewhere “out there” beyond the shooter’s sight.
I have several firearms, including an AK-47 - but there is no way I would use that rifle for home defense. I just might end up wounding or killing an innocent neighbor.
A Remington 870 12-gauge, loaded with OO or OOO buckshot, is the weapon of choice for home defense.
A 45 ACP will do as well; but, notwithstanding the hype of “1 shot drop,” it’s no easy thing in using a pistol to take down an intruder - unless you are exceptionally well trained.
AKs come in shotgun flavor these days, you know...
The 870 has some design issues, exacerbated by quality problems in recent production guns, that mean it is possible for the 870 to jam to the point that you will have to disassemble it to fix it.
Theres also the short-stroking issue endemic to all pumps.. which is why more and more militaries and police entities are moving to semi-auto shotguns. The Army is replacing all their pump guns and the Marines have just about finished replacing all theirs.
The 45 is good and the 9 mm is good. The 357 downloaded is good. But ammo selection and how close neighbors and your family are is a real wild card. If the bullet doesnt hit anything but Sheetrock insulation and vinyl or aluminum siding its off and flying. Best thing is nothing ever happens. But I think its wise to assess your surroundings and make good choices. Its a very tough call and no one item solves everyones problems. Threat assessment and studying, then preparation is important. Each to his own, I suppose.
Wonder if those semiauto shotguns are considered assault weapons by the left. /s
Thanks. I wouldn’t argue with that. It’s good that he took them out. I’m not trying to fault that result.
Photos not needed to determine melanin content of the room temperature perps.
My 870 is 1970’s vintage - and after putting a few hundred rounds through her, she’s not jammed on me once.
I’ll wager that the “short-stroking” issue is more due to operator malfunction than to any generic defect of the weapon; i.e.: not enough practice to develop muscle memory - or just not enough “muscle” effort to properly eject and rack a round in the chamber.
I tend to use serrated HP ammo in my 45, because it generally remains in the “target,” whereas standard ball ammo may not do so. However, if you can’t hit the broadside of a barn with a bazooka, well then, that’s a different issue.
My other go-to sidearm, which I purchased for the wife, is a S&W 38 +P “Airlight” 5-shot revolver, which I load with 158 grain SWC Dum-Dums. That revolver has a rather heavy trigger pull, even after doing a bit of smithing. However, if you cock the hammer, it take literally but a feather’s touch on the trigger to fire. Whic is why I tell the wife, you best be damn sure what’s on the other side of that door before cocking the hammer!
Or stress in a combat environment. My wifes uncle worked the bolt on his elk rifle when he and a friend were elk hunting. Don who shot the elk reached down picked up uncle kennys shell and gave it back to him. Kenny swore he shot too. Plainly he didnt. Thats hunting not combat. Until you are in it its hard to know how youll react. Hopefully for the best result.
I agree with that. In a real emergency, that’s exactly what you should do.
It does help to be thinking of that eventuality, so that if something does happen, you know your next move covering a few different scenarios.
Sounds good. For home use, I’d love to have a sawed off one. I know it’s illegal, so I wouldn’t actually do it, but boy would it be nice. (500)
A little five shot or something, would be heaven. “:^)
Hey, that’s true isn’t it.
Yours may not, but it’s not unknown among new or old 870s. Look for “fix 870 jam” videos on Youtube and you’ll see what the problem is.
As for the short stroke issue, it does affect even the experienced and strong. Here’s hickok45, a famous YouTube shooter and gun reviewer comparing pump and autoloading shotguns and even *he* shortstrokes the pump.
He unintentionally demonstrates the first major problem with pump shotguns in under the first minute of the video - the required user interface. Specifically, first he demonstrates failure to pump and then he short strokes it immediately after in the rush to catch up to his shooting pace, the classic problem with a pump gun. This isn’t even under serious stress, this is just casual shooting on a private range. Under real stress it’s very common for people, even trained and experienced soldiers and professional shooters, to forget to pump and then short stroke to ‘catch up’ or even just short stroke period. Until and unless you figure out that you need to cycle the foregrip again to get the weapon back into service, and that’s not always a given nor will you necessarily have time to figure it out, you have a club not a shotgun. Not a great club, either.
Hickok45 demonstrates these problems again later on in the video, and you see it in his other pump gun reviews too. As you’d expect other trained/experienced shooters on Youtube also demonstrate the issue. Even experienced three-gun competitors can fail to pump/short stroke/both under the pressure of competition - which is why semi-autos now rule three gun matches.
It was enough of a problem for the LAPD, even with veteran male officers, that they have started converting to the Marines’ M1014 aka the Benelli M4 Super 90.
Yup, and I have one. I don’t have to choose between defending with an AK or defending with a shotgun, I have the best of both worlds. :D
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