This is a discussion on When we are most vulnerable within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by shooterX One way to deal with this would to have weapons strategically placed in various places around your home for quick retrieval. ...
Inside dog. Can't be poisoned. Goes nuts if someone gets close to the house. Can't imagine the noise if someone tried to break in.
My kids are grown. I have some handy shotguns around the house. Also, always have a pistol in my pocket if out of bed.
2 bully breeds on the main level, 1 up in the bedroom, pretty much makes somebody sneaking in a non issue. I wouldn't want to be the person half in half out of the window when the dogs get there! though if they somehow got past the dogs without me or the dog in the bedroom (who comes down with me in the morning) knowing and they were between me and my bedroom 870 the next move would be a chef knife and a fight to the death if I'm not home alone, if I happen to be alone, without my gun against an armed intruder I'm tucking my tail and running like forest gump, clothed or not.
link to a MN home invasion site
Go for one of my stashed guns and/or knives.
At one of our defensive classes the instructor gave the recommendation of shifting the intimidation. Robbers, in general, (whether they are home invaders or just street thugs) depend a great deal on your fear and their level of intimidation over you. Pretending you are not afraid (even though you may be terrified) and trying to intimidate them may go a long way to either end the confrontation or at least buy you prescious time and distance.
In class he gave an example of walking down the street in a state that did not allow carry. He was young and a bit reckless. He was surprised by a man with a drawn knife. Without putting too much thought into it he drew two knives, got in a warrior stance and said, "Okay, Buddy, let's go."
The guy took off running.
He said in hindsight he would not have done the same thing but it taught him a valuable lesson about handling seemingly hopeless sitatuons. When you are cornered, can't run, don't have the ideal tools and the only option is to fight, then swallow your fear, grab whatever tool is available and act like you are the greatest fighter in the world with that particular tool. Make them not want to fight you. And if it comes to that, fight with everything you have.
Then he said what I have put into my signature, "because even death is a poor excuse for not fighting back."
If I can't get to a specific gun or knife there is a whole tub filled with nice hard bath toys. My sons tug boat would make a fabulous bluddgening tool. There's a heater in the bathroom I wouldn't have a problem using as a projectile. Toothbrushes can be nasty when weilded with a purpose. There are two five lbs weights sitting on the floor outside of the bathroom that I would not want to be hit with. My sons books hurt when they get up speed. I could go on but I'm sure you get the point.
I'm going to fight with all I have until he decides it was a really bad idea to come into this particular house and mess with this particular mother.
In your scenario, I'd have to pull a knife out of the block on the kitchen counter and then "open up a can..."
I had half of this scenario happen about a week ago. 4 am--wife hears the dog get up and walk down the hall--she follows thinking the dog needs to be let out. Only she gets halfway down the hall and the dog is now already outside and barking! That means an exterior door is OPEN. I had to grab the gun, clear the house, then retrieve the dog.
It turns out the back door had been shut but didn't quite latch and the wind blew it open. Dog was chasing a neighborhood cat.
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perimeter alarm... active, passive or K9
I do not leave my room without a knife or pistol.
Did I mention my kill kittens from Arduin?
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"Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the **** out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
I have a gun or two 'stashed' in other rooms.
When I get up in the morning, my hand goes to my Glock and it comes with me to make the coffee.
Don't be in my house uninvited, especially before I've had my first cup of coffee.
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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We have an alarm that beeps whenever a door or Window is opened as well as an EWD*. It is unlikely somebody will sneak into the house while we're there. Much more likely they'll get in while we're at work and the dog is kenneled.
*Early Warning Dog.