She did well tho, for sure.
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This is a good example of resorting to your training in times of duress. Your immediate focus is assessing the threat level. Controlling your defense is secondary and you resort to subconscious memory/action
She did well tho, for sure.
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The thing about "defense" is that it has practically nothing to do with guns. (As passed on by CCW9MM)
Glad to hear she kept focused and a solid head. Might want to invest in motion trip lights on the man doors of the cabin. I know lighting up the whole back yard would be a deterrent for the average person w/ bad intentions. Not that it would stop someone who has the intent on getting into the residence. Glad to hear you and her talk and practice safe protection!
She did fine! Some outside motion detector lights or a keen alert og may be in order also.
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Sounds like she did good. It certainly could have ended differently. I would add a few things to her current set up. First I would install a motion sensor light for the front door. The act of a light coming on may keep them from the door. I would also add a good sized dog as an early warning and if necessary a partner in the fight. I would get her a nice shotgun that she can handle (20 or 12 gauge). In her location a shotgun would not be out of sorts. If the teens heard her voice and ran imagine if they had heard the racking of a pump shotgun.
to the lighting.
Sounded like a couple of punks looking for a place to party and bring some girls at a later date.
I doubt they will return, but if they start blabbing, some of their more courageous bretheren may.
Get her real vigilant to watching her six and paying attention to things out of place.
Is there a barn/shed or other bldg. that hold valuables?
When perps learn there is an easy target, they return after a few months after you have repalced the crap they stole.
Does she work away from the cabin?
She needs to be vigilant so as not to pattern herself so the BG know exactly when she comes and goes.
I second the dog approach.
Fence in a small area(20x20) or so that covers the door.
Put alarms as Hopyard described in a few similar threads from Harbor Freight that mount on the windows, and when glass is broken or vibrated it emits a loud noise.
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They're lucky they didn't call her bluff.
Glad she's safe. She's a keeper - knows how to handle herself in a tough situation.
Cogito, ergo armatum sum. I think, therefore I am armed. (Don Mann, The Modern Day Gunslinger; the ultimate handgun training manual)