Bad deal all the way around. Could have gone down a lot worse. Glad nothing happened to you , or to yours.
Very glad everything turned out good for you and your family. VERY scary situation to be in, you seemed to handle yourself, your family and the situation well.
That said, your first thing you said you learned - I don't know if you were exactly in a self defense encounter. You didn't actually have to defend yourself or family (THANK GOD). And before you think I'm just saying this just to be mean, say your wrong, or point out flaws - please don't. I would just encourage you to not think you can handle a SD without problem now. Most people with years of training and that do that type of stuff everyday wouldn't dare make a comment like that. Every situation is different and dangerous and no matter how prepared we are, it can still go wrong and we can still lose.
Very glad to hear your going to get all the things in motion to be better prepared.
You did it right. Thank god everyone is ok!
Oh, yes just reading it over some more - I didn't catch what you meant. Sorry. I have no doubt it just reinforced you thoughts on doing what is neccesary to protect your family.
Look at it as a wake up call. No one hurt and property it seems was intact. Some police departments will have some one come out and do a security overview for you.
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Glad everyone's ok and I hope he doesn't return. I keep a flashlight be my side at night along with my HD pistol. I also have a monitored security system with every door and window alarmed, including my garage doors. Our room is downstairs and our kids rooms upstairs, but we also keep a monitor on right outside their doors with the receiver in our room. We can hear everything in either room. Baby monitors are inexpensive, and your kids know if something happens you can hear them. Perhaps some walkie talkies also. We used some when we used to go snow skiing. Just some thoughts to get you through the rental house dilema.
You done fine.
The thug didn't want things outside, that is why he was breaking in.
Your wife needs to become proficient with a firearm, if she isn't already.
The goon could be staking your place out for when you are gone @ work.
Glad you and the family are safe.
Wife needs additional training.
Praise God that you and your familiy are safe !!! You may need to have a plan and practice it with your family of what they need to do and where they need to go in case something like this happens. That way they are out of the way, etc. God Bless :smile: