6:20am brother knocks on bathroom door and says "hurry,get your fashlight and gun"!
What a start to the day! This morning at around 6:20 Im just done shaving and I get a knock on the bathroom door saying to get my flashlight and gun, that when he turned on the living room light he heard the lawn chair that is on the patio move and thought he heard footsteps like someone was running.. Now he is a calm person who is usally not startled easy.. So I grabbed my flashlight which is a bright one, and holstered my firearm in a blackhawk serpa.. Anyway I think I made some bad mistakes and wanna post this to help someone learn from my mistakes... First off I had the gun in condition 3, mag in but not chambered, Secondly, instead of lookng out the window first to see if there was a threat we just opened the door and went out to see if anyone was there. I didnt see anyone on my area (houses are real close together) so I shined the light in the bushes of the neighbors and around their houses.. Now my bro had the dog with us and he says "did you hear that"? behind the car across the street? I didnt hear anything but I THEN chambered the weapon, finger off the trigger and snuck up around the car with the light off until i came to the area where he says he heard leaves moving.. NOTHING. At this time Im thinking Its an animal like a racoon or something. One neighbor was looking out his door and when he saw the gun went back in. So I reholstered, checked my windows for any evidence of an attempted entry and NOTHING! If this happend again I would first of all, stay inside. Go to the up stairs window and shine the flashlight around. I would of had the gun chambered and if there was a unwanted person on the property, call the cops, they are fast responders here. Now I dont know if how I handled it could cause me to loose my permit to carry but if the cops came I may have had a problem for leaving my property, I dont know. I dont think we are to persue a threat though I live in PA.. Also this could have been a set up and there could have been more than one person if this was not waht I now assume was an animal.. I dont know about the footsteps, mabey there was someone and I got down to late.. Good learning experience, first time in 14 years of carrying that I ever drew my weapon and it was dark out...
6:20am brother knocks on bathroom do and says "hurry,get your fashlight and gun"!
Yea whole lot of wrong there.
Why you take upon yourself to go across street with unholstered weapon in the neighborhood ?
But at least you know what you should have done. Adrenaline gets to us all
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