This is a discussion on If you're like me.... within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Gene83 Thanks for your input. Consider this. Suppose that the intruder is unarmed. Suppose that you are not in the standard Weaver ...
Why do you have such negative thoughts on the weaver stance?
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Yoda, I am, yes.
I'm wondering how the heck you construct a "kill box" in your home.
And if you do construct such a box, does that pretty much make anything that occurs within the box premeditated as far as the law is concerned?
I can see very well after my catarac surgery on my left eye. Now, the only thing getting old on me is the size of my muscles. I am trading muscles for fat evey year. Fortunately for me my muscles are still strong. Strong enough, I hope and Pray.
Agent Orange has plagued me the last 35 years. I still have control of my muscles, but the nerve endings are shot. I am mostly numb. So if I get shot you had better tell me or I may not feel the pain.
I use a laser pen to drive my cat nuts.....don't have one on any of my guns. Luckily I can still see at distance and only use reading glasses while I work and to read. Can't see my sights very well, but at least I can identify what I am attempting to shoot.
Give to them according to their deeds and according to the wickedness of their endeavors; give to them according to the work of their hands; render to them their deserts. Psalm 28:4
I am lucky that my long range sight is good, BUT I need reading glasses to even read a package for cooking. Keep a pair next to my chair....in the kitchen...and in my purse. Can't be without them.
That is why I keep my computer at a distance and draw it in to type. That is also why I edit so much. LOL
A woman must not depend on protection by men. A woman must learn to protect herself.
Susan B. Anthony
A armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one has to back it up with his life.
Luckily, my eyes still work generally like they should (I'm still young). And at least with my long guns, I can pretty much hit what I need to at anything under 30 yards with little to no help from my sights, depending on the weapon and the target. I just shoot a lot. Hopefully this will help me in years to come, and for what it's worth, I don't plan on defending my home with a handgun. In SD on the street, I subscribe to Massad Ayoob's thinking, if I put the muzzle on the BG at <21ft, I'll hit it. Anything above will require an extra second, which honestly, I would rather use to run; my shoes are always a better tool than my firearm when it comes to SD. Think, Run, Shoot. In that order.
Now on to my dad. He not only has trouble focusing on three things simultaneously, he cant see in the dark at all. Even in sunlight things are dim for him. So on his 870 I got him as an early fathers day gift, is a TLR-2 with a laser. If you thought a laser gave you away, try having 160 lumens coming from you. So here, the laser helps him, and while the light/laser combo aren't ideal maybe, they're the best option for him.
EDIT: <21 feet, not yards
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As we used to teach in the spook business, carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it you may shoot it. If you shoot it you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody - and he finds out about it - he may be very angry with you. -- Jeff Cooper