This is a discussion on Home Invasions Taken To New Level within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Also, to support those who said they will likely flee once they see the home owner open fire: YouTube - Home invasion ends in gun ...
Also, to support those who said they will likely flee once they see the home owner open fire:
YouTube - Home invasion ends in gun fight
No honor amongst thieves
some go running up the street...the rest scramble to the car and peel outta there..looks like hand guns and one ghetto blaster.
If I was alone, running might be an option. I can see jumping out a back window and running back around the front to get them from behind.
-- Luck favors the well prepared.
Don"t let stupid be your skill set....
And Shepards we shall be, for Thee, my Lord, for Thee,
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand, So that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command,
And we shall flow a river forth to Thee, And teeming with souls shall it ever be,
As someone who lives alone, if I see 13 BG's lined up to rush my house, I'm not going to risk my life for "things" and "stuff." I'll grab my guns, and get out. I can always get more "things and stuff," but I've only got one life and I've barley been on this earth two decades. I'm not going to die for my few possessions. However, the thought of the BG's getting my guns is not a happy one, considering what they may do with them. Besides that, they can have what they want. Most of my good stuff is still at my parent's place anyway.
I'm sure if I had a family, it would be different. When I was a kid, my dad always told me if somebody bad was coming in the front door, I was to run out the back and through the woods to the neighbors. He said he and his 1911 would handle the rest. But with no family to worry about, I've just got no reason to go up against 13 guys. Two or three is another story.
"If it ain't a mess, it'll do till the mess gets here."
-Sheriff Bell, No Country for Old Men
The problem with trying to escape out the back: if they are that organized with such a large crew, you could easily be walking into an ambush. Better to take up the best defensive position you can than to charge out where BGs may be lying in wait.
Having a 12-man home invasion occur seems to me to be incredibly rare, though. Maybe if you live along the southern border? 12 people sounds like it would have to be a cartel hit squad or something, probably heavily armed and prepared for resistance. Good luck, I doubt they are just after a couple valuables. In that case, you will probably die no matter what amazing guns you have, unless your house is built like Ft. Knox.
A 2 or 3 person home invasion seems much more likely to me, and they also are probably much more likely to run at the first sign of resistance.
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it seams that single individuals are in short supply on this thread. also why does everyone have kids!? honestly even if i lived whith my LTGF i think going out the back is the best option.
-- Luck favors the well prepared.
I'll be honest, I haven't read the entire thread and all the responses so this may have already been said. While there may be 4-6 intruders instead of 1 or 2, you've also go to still think about the mentality of your typical invader. If I hear a weird noise and the first one that makes it through the door gets a load of 00 buck, how likely are the rest to enter after that?
Armed robbers or just punk kids, I have a feeling when the first one in gets nailed, the others are going to scram.
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having kids is an avoidable cercumstance, personly i have no desire to ever put myself through having to raise some.