BAD: Axe weilding invader bests man defending home with a rifle.

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    BAD: Axe weilding invader bests man defending home with a rifle.

    BG steals car, leads LEO on a chase... abandons car... forces way into home with an axe... throws wife to floor... husband comes downstairs with a rifle... tries to shoot... safety on! gets his arm axed.... locks the couple in the closet... steals their car....

    The only good thing is that they caught the BG.


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    Important message: good guys don't always win the fight.
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    Another important message: a safety is not always your friend - either on or off.
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    Not enough training with his SD weapon. Anything that slows you down is not good. Having to worry about a safety, having to chamber a round, etc. Time is your enemy when trying to defend yourself.
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    A man at the home then came down the stairs with a rifle. The man later told police he pulled the trigger to protect himself and his wife, but the safety was on.
    Such a shame, it would be far better if the dirt bag left toes up in a body bag.
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    Society needs to skim off this scum from the top of the gene pool and permanently flush it.
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    So weird...Slavens looked like a good guy in his photo shoot... Hes lucky that mishap with his firearm didn't get him killed.
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    Life lesson to all those that think carrying with an empty chamber,and shooting their gun once a year will prepare them for a life or death scenario,this isn't the first time I've heard about somebody trying to shoot in SD and can't get their gun to fire due to failure to disengage a safety (2 that I saw on video were fatal for the store owners)
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    Sad that the GG was injured. Glad that they caught the SOB, but it would have been better if he left the scene in a hearse. I have a safe so that my SD weapons can be loaded and have the safety disengaged, IF they have one, other than me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    Important message: good guys don't always win the fight.
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    Another important message: a safety is not always your friend - either on or off.
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    Not enough training with his SD weapon. Anything that slows you down is not good. Having to worry about a safety, having to chamber a round, etc. Time is your enemy when trying to defend yourself.
    Yep, Yep, and Yep. If you're going to use a weapon with a safety, then for goodness sake, PRACTICE with it including clicking the safety off so you're ready to go.

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    Don't be so hard on the intruder. He busted through the door because he just wanted to axe the homeowner something.
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    They are lucky to be alive.

    Sadly, most people will never actually practice drawing or shouldering a weapon and deactivating the safety at the same time. They just go to a range every now and then, deactivate it once, start shooting, and then never activate the safety again once they start to shoot until they leave.

    Good practice I was taught years back (with an empty weapon!!!) is to draw or shoulder the weapon ten times a day for a month while looking at yourself in a mirror from six feet away and not breaking eye contact with your reflection. Drop the safety each time and either dry fire with a snap cap (or not depending on the weapon's mechanism and dependability to be dry fired without damage to the striker or firing pin). This only takes a minute or two each day, and after a month, you have built up 300 +- repetitions of getting up on target, dropping that safety and getting a round down range.

    This will build that important muscle memory to drop the safety on that weapon (even when still a bit groggy from being asleep or some such but waking up fast to a threat) while also drilling into your psyche the ability to actually pull the trigger on a human figure that is armed and now 6 feet distant (because of the reflection), which is a reasonable distance inside a home.

    I cannot emphasize enough..... EMPTY WEAPON EMPTY WEAPON EMPTY WEAPON!!!!


    Oh, and as good reason as any to have a good semi auto rifle or a semi auto pistol or revolver as your home defense weapon. Though it did not mention what he had as a rifle, you should never take a bolt action hunting rifle to a gunfight against any predator in close quarters (including Lions and Tigers and Bears but especially humans), because if you miss with that first round, all you have is a club, and I hope you know how to swing a bat in your house, because that is what you have once they close the distance on a bolt action.

    Obviously I am a fan of semi-autos in home defense weapons (or revolvers in handguns also), and in particular, my AR-15 or the Glock 17 and Taurus PT 709, that I keep in the bedroom, safety activated where applicable, loaded and ready for action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofwyr View Post
    They are lucky to be alive.

    Sadly, most people will never actually practice drawing or shouldering a weapon and deactivating the safety at the same time. They just go to a range every now and then, deactivate it once, start shooting, and then never activate the safety again once they start to shoot until they leave.

    Good practice I was taught years back (with an empty weapon!!!) is to draw or shoulder the weapon ten times a day for a month while looking at yourself in a mirror from six feet away and not breaking eye contact with your reflection. Drop the safety each time and either dry fire with a snap cap (or not depending on the weapon's mechanism and dependability to be dry fired without damage to the striker or firing pin). This only takes a minute or two each day, and after a month, you have built up 300 +- repetitions of getting up on target, dropping that safety and getting a round down range.

    This will build that important muscle memory to drop the safety on that weapon (even when still a bit groggy from being asleep or some such but waking up fast to a threat) while also drilling into your psyche the ability to actually pull the trigger on a human figure that is armed and now 6 feet distant (because of the reflection), which is a reasonable distance inside a home.

    I cannot emphasize enough..... EMPTY WEAPON EMPTY WEAPON EMPTY WEAPON!!!!


    Oh, and as good reason as any to have a good semi auto rifle or a semi auto pistol or revolver as your home defense weapon. Though it did not mention what he had as a rifle, you should never take a bolt action hunting rifle to a gunfight against any predator in close quarters (including Lions and Tigers and Bears but especially humans), because if you miss with that first round, all you have is a club, and I hope you know how to swing a bat in your house, because that is what you have once they close the distance on a bolt action.

    Obviously I am a fan of semi-autos in home defense weapons (or revolvers in handguns also), and in particular, my AR-15 or the Glock 17 and Taurus PT 709, that I keep in the bedroom, safety activated where applicable, loaded and ready for action.
    Can't argue with that...
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    Opponents change things. We tend to focus on what is trying to kill us and makes us forget little things like safeties.

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