It sounds like you did fine, under the circumstances.
I would suggest window coverings, no windows of mine can see inside the house at night. If you can be seen through them, you can be shot through them.
I agreee with getting a boomer.
Over react NO; two BGs trying to kick down door are not asking to solicit contributions for the Red Cross or the Police Benevolent Association.Quote:
So did I over react drawing my weapon as I approached the threat trying to do a B&E right in front of me? Finger wasnt ready until I was ready to take a life.
Let's see, now; multiple intruders attempting to break down the door, you are inside, they say "OH SNAP" (or something rougly similar) and depart the scene in a timely manner. Officers respond, as usual, well after the bad guys have gone away.
Done deal. You have successfully defended your home without harm to yourself or anyone else. This is good.
Now, hypothetically, had the intruders forced their way inside and you confronted them in your dwelling, the outcome could have been very different. You could have been forced to defend yourself, possibly being injured in the process, and possibly causing injury to the intruders. In such a case I would recommend that your only statement to responding officers be something like this: "I was in fear for my life and forced to defend myself. I need to speak to a lawyer before I say anything else". Shut up, lawyer up, let the nice pit bull in the good suit do all the talking for you.
Make sure all the doors and windows are secured, have a nice cup of cocoa, go to bed, keep your GP100 handy. One in 17 Americans will be the victim of a serious crime every year (Uniform Crime Reports, US Department of Justice); accept the fact that tonight was your turn. Tomorrow will be another day.
Best regards from a retired cop.
It sucks that you just moved there and you had a major security incident. It happened to me in my previous apartment...2 weeks after I moved in I woke up at 3:00 AM with someone banging on my door and telling me to open the Friggin Door. I picked up my Mossberg 590A1 and racked it...afterwards I heard the suspect run like crazy when he heard that but my heart was pounding at 1,000 bpm, I was a bit shaky and did not sleep at all.
not that I dont appreciate the advice
thanks everybody, I work at 9 a.m. with a 30 min commute so, I gotta try and close my eyes, wish me luck. Will be up bright and early to see what you all have said, thank you all for the positive reinforcement.
NOBODY APPROACH MY HOUSE TONIGHT :comeandgetsome:
So you let the dog out and the dog didn't go absolutely crazy on their ahem, butts??
I would NOT open the door to let the dog out - why make it easy for them by opening the door??
You did ok though, came through it alright and that's what matters!
I also need a shotgun, like you, my only real long gun is my 30-30 Winchester.
Broken, I am not advocating this as an out to the issue, it is merely to calm your nerves, I suggest a good strong drink to help you stop shaking, and then a nice cup of cocoa to make yourself comfortable and sleepy, and then lay down and just try as best you can to relax, thats what I did when I had my close call with thinking someone was coming into my house, lucky noone was, and it was a false alarm, but once it was over, i had some cocoa and just sat in my chair till I got tired, then went to lay down
Get some window coverings as soon as you can.