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This is a discussion on Code Red Not A Drill within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; It's a good thing Pebbles alerted you in case you needed BAM BAM,then BARNEY woulda showed up and I BETTY you woulda needed a lawyer...
It's a good thing Pebbles alerted you in case you needed BAM BAM,then BARNEY woulda showed up and I BETTY you woulda needed a lawyer
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Sounds like you did just fine. If that area is that bad and you can't move anytime soon you might look into a DIY security system. Often can be had really cheap and it is better than nothing, although it sounds like Pebbles has you covered in that department. Also, a new peephole can be had for under $5 and it's easy to pop out the old one and pop in the new one. Stay safe!
"He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." - Leonardo da Vinci
Even in my home, I won't shoot unless I have both identified a target and a threat. If my door is kicked in, that's a threat.
But if I forgot to lock the door, and someone walked in, just because I don't know who the person is, does not mean I'm automatically going to shoot without asking any questions. They will likely be starting down the barrel of my gun, as I always have my gun on me when I'm awake. But I don't intend on shooting someone for mistaking my house for one of their friends house.
Both of those are pretty unlikely situations. I really can't remember the last time I forgot to lock my door. It's just an ingrained habit. Still, I can't discount the wife forgetting to lock the door, so I still keep my guard up.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
Sounds like you did what you should have done. Given the day and time, I would be willing to bet it was just a lost person or a distracted neighbor walking up to the wrong door. When I lived in apartments in my early 20s I know I did the same thing at least once or twice (even going so far as sticking the key in the door, then saying ***?! before realizing it was the wrong door, lol).
A dozen years ago, my 85 year old Tampa neighbor shot and killed an intruder coming through her back door at 2 am. It was another neighbor, drunk, lost keys, and trying to get into his house. Unfortunately, he was one street off. It always reminds me that if given the proper opportunity, it might be prudent and polite to offer a warning before blasting away at an unknown threat. No charges were ever filed, but she was completely distraught and died two years later.
You did just fine
Depending on the layout, you may want to look into the security cameras that fit in the peep hole of the door and just require you to hit a button on the remote so you're not having to go to look at the door; I live in an apartment and about once every 2-3 months I wish I had one so I'm not getting up to go look and then ignore the TV or magazine or religion sales person that ignored the soliciting sign, if the layout is right it may be putting time and distance between you and a threat, giving you options to react and think, but is completely a luxury. Again don't know the layout, but you've got some concealment and no cover, someone drives by and shoots the place up to settle something with your neighbor that fridge is not going to stop bullets, a book case full of phone books might go a long way toward giving you something to hide behind until he gets evicted or arrested. Where there's drugs, there's guns and money, and when you combine guns with people dependent on chemicals and short on money only bad things happen.
Good luck, I remember your posts from a while back; it'll get better with time and eventually the divorce stuff settles and you can get back normalcy in life; in the meantime continue to keep your wits about you and hope nothing that the people around you do brings trouble back your way.
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I'd add a 12 gauge to the list of tools for a home defense situation over a .380. But sounds like you were ready and that is all you can do.