Code Red Not A Drill

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    Sunday evening I was home in apartment makeing dinner 5:00pm

    This apartment is small I was in kitchen at stove I heard someone try and open front

    door that was dead bolted . I was startled and jumped but My right hand found my

    .380 and was ready to draw . I stayed at full attention to front door for about .20 sec.

    I then went to front window to look out and see who was at door ?

    No one was there I then opened door looked in parking lot for any one this is a small complex

    9 units I saw no one and went back inside .

    As this was going on my 3 pound dog was barking it got her attetion to.

    This is the deal as I have been divorced for about two months I am not dateing any one

    And know of no one that would try and just open door at 5: 00 pm Sunday.

    I think I did pretty good with whole deal If that door had opened I would have drawn

    and empty mag no question . The only thing that has me spooked is I wish I could have

    seen who was at door . This is not a great hood lower end rent but has to do for now.

    Pebbles got extra treat for being a good dog last night.

    How did I do , and what should I have done differant ??

    Thanks

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    It's good that you were on your toes, but back when I lived in an apartment, it was not unusual for someone to occasionally go to the wrong door by accident. They do often look alike.
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    It appears to me that you were ready. Both with your equipment and your mindset..Keep safe..
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    Sounds like you did fine. Was there any cover/concealment (counter, etc) that you could have taken advantage of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    It's good that you were on your toes, but back when I lived in an apartment, it was not unusual for someone to occasionally go to the wrong door by accident. They do often look alike.
    thanks this is true about apartments .

    I have been here now for about a year and half

    This divorce has been long and drawn out .

    I moved here right from house that we sold.

    They all look alike 3 in line I am in one of center units .

    I am nervous about the apartments because I did have a run in before

    with one of neighbors that it not a good guy this guy is selling drugs .

    At this point in life I really trust no one with good cause I might add

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    'Sorry about your troubles, Hot Wing. 'Good idea to put police on alert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    Sounds like you did fine. Was there any cover/concealment (counter, etc) that you could have taken advantage of?
    In the kitchen you have almost direct shot at front door.

    No real concealment other than fridge .

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    I then went to front window to look out and see who was at door ? No one was there I then opened door looked in parking lot for any one
    Kudos for thinking to look before opening the door. I missed this when I read the post the first time and was going to ask if there was a peep hole in the door.

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    I think you did just fine. I'd for sure mention it to the management of the place (leaving out that you were ready to draw and defend yourself of course as you never know what the management would do with this info). If it happened again, I would for sure call the cops and make a report.

    I know you said it will have to do for now but I would suggest moving to a better place as soon as you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noway2 View Post
    Kudos for thinking to look before opening the door. I missed this when I read the post the first time and was going to ask if there was a peep hole in the door.
    There is a peep hole but for me I never can see much threw it

    Who ever was there was on the move and wasted no time .

    The window that I was looking threw is about two feet from door.

    Also the window was open so I did not hear any on go open any other doors .

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    Good response, just make sure you keep it in mind that if the door opens without force (forgot to lock it) it may be a displaced neighbors visitor who got the wrong door.

    Forced open then carry on as planned. This is the major concern for apartment dwellers. Just a digit off and you are in mirrored imageville.

    You may want to think about planning on giving a verbal warning prior to shooting. It may not be required but it could help avoid a bad situation going worse.

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    You did fine. Number one was having the deadbolt engaged and the other thing is having your firearm available. And give Pebbles a scratch on the back and pat on the head from me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TN_Mike View Post
    I think you did just fine. I'd for sure mention it to the management of the place (leaving out that you were ready to draw and defend yourself of course as you never know what the management would do with this info). If it happened again, I would for sure call the cops and make a report.

    I know you said it will have to do for now but I would suggest moving to a better place as soon as you can.
    Thanks , this is kinda of funny my parents own the apartments and full well know I carry

    These apartments have been in family from the mid 60's.

    They are small two bed rooms one bath no thrills . But allways kept very neat and clean.

    When going threw fileing for divorce last year one of the apartments came up for rent at same time so I jumped on it .

    It is affordable, its in an older section of melbourne and the aera has been know to have some problems with

    drugs from other apartments around .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Wing View Post
    If that door had opened I would have drawn and empty mag no question.
    So...you're not going to ID your target first?? I wouldn't be too quick on the trigger...and with a .380. Got anything bigger? What about a reload??
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    Well...apparently you didnt get Irene's messages and she's been aching to here from ya. she stopped by your place on her way up to NY where she's makin life pretty tough for her new boyfriend. You need to find better taste in women my friend.

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