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Old 06-29-2013, 06:39 AM   #11
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This is a good idea though for those that can not defend themselves. Such as the elderly and others that are not in shape enough to put up a fight.
Why fight? If they broke into your house and you fear for your life, a firearm isn't hard to use. Unless you live in a natzi country or your state has a senseless "duty to retreat" law.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:53 AM   #12
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^ Also that. If you have access, and know how to use one, it's probably the most pragmatic option, for just about anyone, regardless of sex, age, fitness, etc.


Generally, those who speak casually about the advantages of getting into fights... don't know what the hell they're talking about. Or, are so incredibly hardcore and badass, that Bruce Lee is shivering in his grave, lol.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:05 AM   #13
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^ Also that. If you have access, and know how to use one, it's probably the most pragmatic option, for just about anyone, regardless of sex, age, fitness, etc.


Generally, those who speak casually about the advantages of getting into fights... don't know what the hell they're talking about. Or, are so incredibly hardcore and badass, that Bruce Lee is shivering in his grave, lol.
Yep. I worked for a guy who didn't have locks because he wanted to throw a knife at anybody who came in.

Susie's thread may have been derailed? Its not a bad idea at all to sound an alarm, get attention if you have neighbors. That shouldn't be anyones only line of defence.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:52 AM   #14
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Did someone say Winchester? I collect old Winchester stuff.

My best defense....a huge arse hill for my driveway that people have to walk/drive up. Plus, it is well known that my wife and I are very well versed on how to use a firearm.
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I have two house dogs over 100 Pounds and a very wired-up Rat Terrier that sleeps curled on the bed up by my legs.

I leave my front door unlocked—mostly because by bedtime I'm too weary to get up and lock it.

My 4" Ruger Redhawk (in .45 Colt—with Stag Grips) also sleeps beside me...

And while I've never got as high a Polish on him as I'd like, he suffices for mundane chores.


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