This is a discussion on Our close call within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by BlueNinjaGo Glad to hear about everything turning out. I also live near Humble (close to the lake) and have started to worry ...
I've thought about the cameras as well, and may look some more into it. We had our vehicles broken into last October (had a Kahr CW9 stolen out of her car). I will have to check with. The homeowner's association about mounting cameras on the outside of the house.
We are actually going on a camping trip to Livingston this weekend, but I would love to attend one of these meets in the future. I'm also going to try to make the IDPA matches at Sportsman's Outlet on Tuesday night. I just found out about them yesterday. Be looking for me on TGO as well now that I know about it.
It sounds like your wife was well prepared.I'm glad she spotted the BG before he managed to get into the house. It seems like you can't move anywhere and get away from the BG's.
Glad to see that you are updating your Home Self Defense Plan. After the unwelcome stranger at the back door, where your wife performed perfectly, you are actively addressing the weak areas in your plan.
I have found it to be very helpful to write out a formal plan for my self defense. It does not have to be fancy, but you will be amazed at how many things come to mind as you address each scenario that you evaluate.
It will be easier to update (and read at a later date) your plan if you use any of the word processing programs available today. Then put everything in a three ring binder with tab dividers for different sections.
When you learn about new solutions (like here on DC) you can customize them for your particular home (or business, or boat, etc.) and add them to your binder.
Mine also includes lists of weapons with manuals, specs. maintenance, optics, etc. along with phone numbers of emergency personnel, Legal requirements, location of weapons and ammo, tactics and thought processes, vendors, etc. It has grown to 5 - 2" Binders and each time that I go through a section of it, I am able to make small improvements here and there, so it becomes more effective.
Stay well, and keep your SA up,
I did some research online and printed numerous articles today. Everything clearing a house, SA tips, and tactics, firearm maintenance, firearm safety, practice scenarios, and so on. I also have began logging range trips with round counts through each weapon, ammo results, vendor names and locations, etc. I also have one for manuals as well.
It is said that you fight as you are trained.
Your wife's actions say to me that you two have thought and talked about some thing like this happening.
Years ago wife and I were no where as SA as now, but times have changed.
Might get your wife a good lock blade folder that can be clipped in waste band or where every as a personal get off me defense.
Anyway she did very very well!!!!!!!
NOT LIVING IN FEAR, JUST READY!!!
I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness,
nor the arrow for its swiftness,
nor the warrior for his glory.
I love only that which they defend.
You NEED a lock for that back gate. . .
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