Call to police last night

Call to police last night

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    Call to police last night

    I was in the bathroom about 3am this morning and could hear alot of arguing like a mob..least half dozen or more yelling and screaming but at first i thought maybe my neighbor was watching a movie.Sometimes i can hear their movies through the windows..anyhow i went to my back door and opened it up to listen if i could hear something live or find that it was indeed the neighbors tv. Nope it was a fight going on in an alley behind my house. A large group yelling and screaming. So i thought ok i best call the cops and tell them when all of a sudden this guy comes running into my backyard from the front street inbetween my house and the neighbors..I had the lights off, i figure no use silloetting myself with light. I have a 6ft high chicken wire fence that keeps my dog penned in during the day so i knew at this point the guy wasnt a direct threat because he would have to do alot to get over or through the fence should he want to come at me..I had my pistol in my hand but down at my side..i only had half my body visible..kinda peering out the door..but we both stood there froze..not sure if he saw me..he could have heard my squeeky door as i closed it halfway when he appeared..but it was like folks say tunnel vision all i saw was this guy nothing else..complete fix..after about 2 or 3 seconds..I didnt say anything or scream hey you! but then he takes off towards the back alley..my property back there is heavy brush and woods then the alley..i closed the door locked it and woke up my brother..i told him to dial 911 cause we had someone running around the back yard..meanwhile im covering the back door just in case this guy is bent on our house and wants to break in. My brother was like lets go out with the flashlights see if he is around i said no staying in the house gives us the advantage why give up tactical advantage by going out and roaming around..so thats what we did..we stayed put..what struck me was how much i was shaking..the adrenline was just pumping through me. I felt bad though because i was shaking..I'm wondering from folks who have had actually encounters what did you do if anything to keep from shaking..is there something you can do breathing things or is it more training or is it just how your body works and not much you can do? i feel kinda like a wuss..the next day my bro was like man u were shaking..so i guess my manhoods a little bruised haha..im prob being stupid about it..but is there anything i can do to do better about shaking when stuff happens..i guess what my brother didnt know or understand was that i was the one confronted with an intruder and had the guy taken movements towards me through the fense i would have to bring my pistol into play. Thankfully this guy took off continuing on into the night..We called police and i was thinking ok they will have squad cars pour into the neighborhood but one lone car came circled the block and that was it as far as i know..the 911 operator asked me if i wanted the police to make contact with me and i said yes because i wanted to know what the heck was going on..well they never came by..i was up till 5am keepin watch haha..finally i thought well im going to bed..Im sure i did the right things, things ive learned by reading alot of yalls posts..but the shaking part really bothers me..i hope i do better the next time in that regard..


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    Everyone reacts differently to an adrenaline dump. Don't worry about it. If you really want to get them to subside a bit go get yourself in about 20 fights. (just kidding... don't do that).
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    The shaking is caused by adrenaline. Breath and try to stay focused and in control to help stay calm.
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    I think most anyone would be shaking, be glad IMHO you made a good tactical decision by staying in the house and calling police
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    You did good by staying inside your home and not going outside and inviting more trouble.

    Not trying to be rude but please utilize separate paragraphs next time.
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    I had a really bad scare a few months ago that turned out to be the UPS man and the wreath on our front door....don't ask.

    To make a long story short I was shaking so bad it would have been hard to keep my gun steady. It's normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aworldexport View Post
    i hope i do better the next time in that regard..
    Hopefully there won't be a next time.

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    You are normal.

    Your reaction to adrenaline is not universal but very common. Each person has their own quirks but many things are similar.
    You never know also if repeated exposure to danger will make it better, worse or no change.

    I was know in my unit as a 'cool customer' in combat I did not flinch or panic. To my perspective, it was like I was watching in the third person... it never occurred to me that I was in danger. Afterwards when the reality hit me I would vibrate I shook so much. Another guy was similar but he would puke his guts out after any engagement. We would just exchange the 'you ok now' fist bump and move on. There is no shame in any such reaction.

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    haha i will use seperate paragraphs next time. Sorry bout that. I spend way to much time in chat where all rules of grammar go out the window haha.

    It is weird because i wasn't terrified. In my mind i wasnt freaking out but somehow my body got the freakout message.haha..guess im looking for ways my mind can tell my body to maintain itself haha...I felt calm cool and collected when it was happening..he was on the otherside of the fence i was up some stairs and only peeking half way out the door.. i had my pistol and i could lock the door way before hed get to it..then its shooting whomever comes breaking through the door..but i just find it strange the mind and body can work opposed at times...haha...

    I reckon i will work better on breathing properly.Plus i want to take more training courses. I took my first all day training class last month and it was a good workout with a bit of adrenline flowin..

    The adivice get into 20 fights haha..i hear ya haha...i reckon additional training will help get me more and more into a better mind set..

    I wish i could retire and just shoot all day long with naps in between haha..but work keeps me busy..I guess every incident you can learn from is just more equiptment in your self defense kit. Appreciate the comments..

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    My guess is the shaking didn't start until your intuition decided the threat was over. AmIrite?
    Smart not going in the backyard with shoot-me lights in your hand. You did good as far as I can see.

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    yeah u are right..i didnt think of that..it was after i got off the phone talking to the police, time had elapsed and it wasnt likley this person was interested in my house but was passing through my yard..and just part of the arguement out back in the alley..hmmm..hey good point..appreciate that...

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    Glad that there was no problem for you, directly.
    Next adrenaline rush...focus...deep breaths...try to blow out more than you take in...it helps.
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    Classic post event reaction. Some people do nothing, some shake, some throwup so hard you'd think they are going to loose their toenails.

    Sounds like you did fine and you're smarter than your brother.
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    I don't agree with some comments.... "shaking" is not necessarily "normal" at all. I've never had it occur, and been in a lot of things in life and adrenaline dumps. I know many others it's never occurred to. However, I've seen people in 'situations' react in all types of ways.
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    Aworld, It wont be so bad the next time. You will still get the dump but you will now it is coming and cope a little better. You did fine.
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