Situational Awareness and Going Blindly Through Non-Glass Doors

This is a discussion on Situational Awareness and Going Blindly Through Non-Glass Doors within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; after little consideration im going dump the original and go with 1-open door 2-walk through 3-shot anything that suprises you--hopefully before it gets you --------odd ...

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    Situational Awareness and Going Blindly Through Non-Glass Doors

    after little consideration im going dump the original and go with
    1-open door
    2-walk through
    3-shot anything that suprises you--hopefully before it gets you

    --------odd how a discussion elsewhere compared to here....
    Last edited by claude clay; May 8th, 2012 at 10:34 PM.
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    I walked into a glass door at a hotel three weeks ago. Wasn't even drunk. My hand is still swollen.

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    most floor to ceiling glass doors have decals to help prevent that.
    can you pull with the other hand? sorry about that, chief.

    did you be tuned into Jerry and forget where you were?
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    Quote Originally Posted by claude clay View Post
    most floor to ceiling glass doors have decals to help prevent that.
    can you pull with the other hand? sorry about that, chief.

    did you be tuned into Jerry and forget where you were?
    It had a decal - I would claim it was a bit too subtle, but only as a salve to my ego. It was basically just a case of the clumsy stupids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMac View Post
    It had a decal - I would claim it was a bit too subtle, but only as a salve to my ego. It was basically just a case of the clumsy stupids.
    naw, if it happened to you than we can safely say .....

    it can happen to even the best of us.

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    I just open the door and walk in... if something happens I promptly crap my pants.

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    Walking through doors? Is this not a little extreme?

    Do you do this for every door encountered?

    I will probably walk through hundreds of thousands of doors in my lifetime. Life can be scary, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Shot View Post
    Walking through doors? Is this not a little extreme?

    Do you do this for every door encountered?

    I will probably walk through hundreds of thousands of doors in my lifetime. Life can be scary, I guess.
    I have to agree with you. We go from being prepared to being a little paranoid.
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    i rather thought i was clear on this concerning doors that allow you no vision on the other side till you are there. especially undergroundparking garages and many apartment lower levels.

    but its kudos for the dude with the camera and the actors for their portrayal of the situtation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vaC6...eature=related
    though they do not offer advice on avoiding it all together, just how to shoot someone rightly

    guess im not good at getting a point across or the camera is mighter than the word.

    Cold Shot, Harrball....there is a world of difference between prepared and paranoid
    but you already know that....and how to discern it too...
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    Point still not clear.

    I'm just going to walk through doors like everybody else in the world does. If somebody pulls a knife and tries to kill me, I'm going to shoot them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by claude clay View Post
    i rather thought i was clear on this concerning doors that allow you no vision on the other side till you are there. especially undergroundparking garages and many apartment lower levels.

    but its kudos for the dude with the camera and the actors for their portrayal of the situtation.Wrong and Right Way to Shoot Someone (Best Defense) - YouTube
    though they do not offer advice on avoiding it all together, just how to shoot someone rightly

    guess im not good at getting a point across or the camera is mighter than the word.

    Cold Shot, Harrball....there is a world of difference between prepared and paranoid
    but you already know that....and how to discern it too...
    Sorry Claude, Im not that paranoid about what is around the corner. The Boogie man is out there, but he isnt behind every door....
    Don"t let stupid be your skill set....

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    I don't see it as paranoia but rather as a practical way to approach the problem. and a good way to practice awareness. What if there is someone on the other side about to exit? What if it's someone you want to avoid for some reason. There could be a number of practical reasons for wanting to know what is there. It seems a bit like slicing the pie as you go in. If you make a practice of this, it will become second nature and be there for you if/when you need it. Similar to looking both ways before you cross the road, as always looking for a place to land the plane, if you are a pilot. The time to train is before you need it and what better way to do that than to make it a part of your everyday routine. OK, it's not exactly training, but it is mindset.

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    Hoganbeg, thank you for seeing it as im trying to put it across.

    proactive, prepared...not in the least paranoid. rather just a continuation of the
    mindset, the "what-if" game many who have had training carry a gun with.

    of course one ( well a couple here already) may blithely go through their day with
    the feeling that trouble that leaps out at you can be delt with with a gun
    rather than proactive avoidance.

    blood shed avioded is also a fight won
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    Utterly silly. Although there was a research paper published recently that observed that people tend to forget what is happening when they pass from one door through another. The idea is that passing through a doorway involves a "change of state" such that one subconsciously needs to re-orient to new surroundings.
    "It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first."

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