This is a discussion on 3 Seconds From a Gun within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Glad that Marine faired well! In 1986 I learned this lesson. Stationed in Beaufort SC , I rented a mobile home off base. First night ...
Glad that Marine faired well! In 1986 I learned this lesson. Stationed in Beaufort SC , I rented a mobile home off base. First night all I had was my sea bag, sleeping bag and a single shot 12 ga slug gun that broke down. Parked my bike across the street where it was under street light by managers office. Went to bed early and awoke to someone ripping my front door apart. I felt around for box of slugs , could'nt find them. Flipped on the light and got loaded. The metal door was peeled back exposing lock on outside. Seconds from entry. Since that incident and several others since I'm never unarmed except at work.If it is'nt loaded and within reach you are unarmed....
I am one second from my firearm at all times.
Later learned it was three guys late teens, early twenties who were burglarizing homes. Selling stolen goods down in GA for cash for crack cocaine sales. They lived across the street in a known drug house. They hit my home several times when I was at work. Had a few more brushes with them. Finally moved into base housing. That night I guess they high tailed it when lights came on and theyd seen a white guy in his underwear holding a 12 ga...
So which of those images do you think scared them off?
If my gun isn't on my hip, its within arms reach, I don't have kids around any more so I keep my guns hidden throught out my house.
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Ruger SP101 357 3" Barrel
Taurus 65 357 Mag
Glock 19 Gen3
Walther PK 380
When I'm home my firearm is either on my hip or within reach. Additionally, there could be several out in different rooms.
When I leave home, any scattered firearms are put into the safe.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
G26 in Remora IWB in house most of the time.
G22 within arms reach/nightstand.
Because of our crazy laws and ambo chasing lawyers, I hope the marine isn't sued for discharging his weapon while under the influence of drugs. After all the bg just made a mistake. He thought he was at his house & couldn't find the key. Right.
My gun is much less than 10 seconds from where I spend my time in the house...living room. And it's not locked up, it lives on the nightstand when I'm home. It would be almost impossible to cut me off from reaching it however, the way the house is laid out.
You could possibly cut me off if I'm in the kitchen, but I'm hardly ever in there......
Fortune favors the bold.
Freedom doesn't mean safe, it means free.
The thing about "defense" is that it has practically nothing to do with guns. (As passed on by CCW9MM)