Tiger Attack

Tiger Attack

This is a discussion on Tiger Attack within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I know, I know. I must be bored here but I heard today that Roy Horne walked into a theater unassisted after getting attacked by ...

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    Tiger Attack

    I know, I know. I must be bored here but I heard today that Roy Horne walked into a theater unassisted after getting attacked by his tiger.

    My question. If you were on the front row of that show, would you have shot the tiger?
    There are 2 sounds in the world that strike more fear than any others. A click when you should hear a bang and a bang when you should hear a click.


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    No and this isnt really a CCW tactile scenarios it not likely to happen to almost anyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by XD9
    I know, I know. I must be bored here but I heard today that Roy Horne walked into a theater unassisted after getting attacked by his tiger.

    My question. If you were on the front row of that show, would you have shot the tiger?
    Yep, you're bored alright!

    To answer your question, no. You can't. Tigers are endangered species and you'd be in big trouble with PETA.

    Seriously, I don't think you can carry in most casinos, so that eliminates the opportunity. Even if armed, I don't think it would be a good idea. Who knows how many stage hands would be in the line of fire behind the scenes.

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    Nope, not me. Since it was in a casino theater, I would not have been carrying. Getting attacked by a tiger (when you are in his line of business) is an occupational hazard. I will assume he would have made arrangements to have someone to turn to in case something happened. If he didn't plan for it, he should have. If someone would have stood up and shot the tiger, they would be in court the rest of your life and Roy Horne would have been at the head of the line to sue you....
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    Quote Originally Posted by XD9
    If you were on the front row of that show, would you have shot the tiger?
    Good grief NO!
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    nope. throw the catnip and run!

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    Question OK Now This IS Pretty Far Fetched For A Tac Situation

    Your chances are much better being struck by lightning twice than ever having to "WASTE" a tiger with your carry firearm.

    QUESTION:
    What would you do in this HOSTAGE SITUATION?
    Shoot or No Shoot?





    I think next time Humor & Off Topic would be a better place for a thread like this...maybe.

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    A categorical - NO! :poke:
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    Quote Originally Posted by XD9
    My question. If you were on the front row of that show, would you have shot the tiger?
    And ruin a perfectly good show?
    Seek safety at the heart of danger.

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    In the hostage scenario depicted, it's a perfect El Presidente.

    Those little midgets have kidnapped an international icon.

    One to the chest, one to the head. ;)
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    In all seriousness,...

    ...I think that by the time one realized that it wasn't part of the act, it would be too late. Now, if, after the attack on the handler, it looked like the tiger was heading toward the audience, that would be another story.
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    Having run a tiger-mauling, from a private game reserve: what the guys partner found to work was a .44 mag, point blank to the left ear.

    I would say cats would be worse than a bear; a .50AE Desert Eagle, with an extended mag might give me some level of comfort, but I still wouldn't feel confident that I could be fast enough to hit it, starting from a "ready" position.

    Kinda cool, all the flesh was gone from the side of the guy's neck; we could actually see his carotid and jugular vessels, throbbing. Lucky SOB- NOTHING was cut/torn.

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    Thanks for humoring me on that I next time I get that bored, I will head to the humor section.
    There are 2 sounds in the world that strike more fear than any others. A click when you should hear a bang and a bang when you should hear a click.

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    Serious Answer

    The large cats are so fast that before you could react Roy Horne would have his skull crushed & his face would be very torn off.
    If you were off to one side and had a chest/heart shot at the tiger & had a handgun in the .44 mag caliber range then (thin skinned) predatory cats die easily when hit in the pumper...but, usually never instantly.
    Roy Horne would still be very dead.
    In short I would say that there would be not much that you could do with a typical defensive carry handgun to prevent a full grown tiger from halting its impending intended attack on a human that is that close. Just my opinion.
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    Huhhhhhh...crickets in the background...oh no.....
    Listen, Think and React.....Nuff Said.....

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