This is a discussion on Almost brought a tear to my eye... within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Ianator Oh and one more thing.... Do you think she had time to rack the slide? (assuming it was a semi auto) ...
9 rounds eventually killed him,but after being shot he was able to run several yards before collapsing,I can think of numerous scenarios where the BG could end up seriously wounding and even killing the Victim before expiring,even tho there is no magic bullet,there is a lot better stop ratio with bigger rounds that have the ability to penetrate to the vital organs and cause tremendous shock to the body
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Green chicken: That is true.....
although, it said he "tried to pin her to the bed" I don't know... I guess it could go either way.
I disagree with this, imagine if you hit him with the shower curtain and run into the bedroom with him literally on your heals. (which, sounds like is exactly what happened...)You open you side stand and grab your gun just as he starts to grab you and throw you face up on the bed. If your gun was chambered and ready to fire, you just point and bang bang bang. I don't know if you have ever been in a situation with this much intensity but if you don't have training, your fine motor skills go bye bye in a hurry. You may, or may not be able to rack a slide during that whole ordeal.By those keep it chambered dudes, she would have had to have it in the shower with her to be effective
I am not ruling out the possibility that she had to rack it, I am simply saying that this is a scenario that demonstrates, excellently, the advantages of in chamber carry. In turn, I am not knocking those that carry un-chambered. Each person asses' his personal threat level and takes steps to protect himself and his family. No disrespect to those that differently than me.
I doubt it was a Semi, it was most likely a revolver
Taurus 9 shot revolver, maybe. Good for her. Shoot till it stops going bang.
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Totally disagree that she certainly had time to rack one into the chamber. If I ran to my gun in my bedroom, it is out on a shelf on the nightstand. No drawer to pull out, nothing.
If someone is close behind me and grabs me by an arm or my hair, or my body, even if he gets me down, if I can struggle to that nightstand, I just need one hand to grab and shoot. Throughout an entire struggle on the floor or on the bed, (and the gun isnt obvious), if I can just reach it, I can fire. It's that much more of a chance I have.
Hell, if I had 2 hands he wouldnt have any eyes left. (Meh, probably wouldnt with one hand either)
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What a horrific experience for that lady, or any lady/person. Thank goodness she had the "Will to Win and Survive". Good job!!!
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This storey has been on several other forums for the past few weeks, and im glad the lady was able to take out the trash.
" I shot him with a .22 and he just kept running " ....... "I shot him as much as I could " .
"When I shot him with a .22 he was still kept walking .... I should have gotten him with the other one.... he could have killed me "
Holy Cow lady......
She mentions she has a .380 Bersa in her purse, and a .38 special as well.
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After listening to the 911 tape I'm convinced that my wife would have reacted the same way on the phone as this Lady.
A babbeling mental train wreck with no sense of direction or patience!
My wife does not do well under panic situations. But will take care of buisness while crying all the way through it.
Lucky for my wife I don't keep any 22's loaded in my home. They are all either 357's, 40 S&W, or 45 Colts.
Oh and there is this little 12 ga in the rack under the bed skirt on the side bad frame cocked and locked.
I almost bought a Walther P22 last week for my wife because it wouldn't intimidate her so much. But decided it was too small for a home defence weapon. I was wrong. Put enough holes in someone they will eventually give up and seek distance!
In this case that # was 9.
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