With that kind of shooting, the fact that no Good Guys were hurt is a relief. The absence of a tragic ending doesn't necessarily make this a textbook win.
I'm not crashing down on the guy--I wasn't there and it wasn't me who got shot--but this story should serve as yet another sobering reminder to train well and train often.
Using lethal force to defend yourself comes with emotional and mental aftermath, even if the shoot was totally justified on all sides. Imagine what you would be dealing with if your self-defense included deadly collateral damage because of indiscriminate, panicky gunfire.
I'm still glad to read that the Good Guys came out on top.
I am of the 5 or 6 shot carry clique. Though sometimes I do carry a hi-cap.
I can find no reason to criticize this man. I wasnt there, I wasnt wounded, I wasnt in fear for my life or the life of my family. I have to support his actions as reasonable, and probably prudent. The fact that no one else was wounded is proof enough for me that the guy had control, and was aware of his backstop... IMO an all round good job.
"Evil doer," "bad guy," again, I ask that we call them for what they are. "Criminals." When you're pointing a gun at someone with intent to do harm, you're a criminal, any other name is just sugar coating.
I have the best Massachusetts LTC one can have (Class A No restrictions) and it allows for high-capacity magazines.
Guess what? 10 is the max unless it's pre 1994 or something ban! High capacity = 10? Come on.
The owner of a popular Hopewell eatery who was shot Friday by a man who accosted him and his wife at their Prince George County home is set to be released from VCU Medical Center today with a broken collarbone and a bullet lodged in his shoulder.
I thought I had the only Glock-1911 in the world, how'd you get it BSGuru?
^^^^^^That would be like you saying^^^^^^
That someone has never slipped on a patch of ice, or never "almost" stepped out into traffic because you were in a hurry.
Life happens and there are no absolutes.
Should we all strive to be cognizant of where our rounds may go? YES.
Can that goal always be attainable in every circumstance?
Go ahead and get carjacked/robbed/assaulted with a deadly weapon, and be fully aware of your surroundings, and don't shoot the attacker because you "might not " know where all the rounds might go.
When I first read the thread title "Man repels thief using 16 rounds Good argument...", I thought it said "Man repels thief using 16 Good arguments..."
Now, that's the way to settle an argument with a thief!
Only if he used shotgun instead of pistol. Hope they catch those pos.
How many rounds does it take to kill someone during battle? I read it was a huge number so 16 isn't too out of the world. Besides, he already shot, and he stopped the threat.
He was not accurate.
He might have hit innocent bystanders with his 16 rounds.
He was irresponsible, and it's a good thing someone wasn't a judge.
He scared criminal off.
He may have saved his wife's life... and his own.
He drew against the drop... took a bullet, and prevailed.
He's gonna heal and return to his business.
The second group far outweighs the first. But, what are OUR lessons learned from the action? Here are some of mine:
A gun on the hip is far better than a gun under the seat/in the console/wherever in the car.
Close the garage door before getting out of the car. (maybe)
Get out of the car before your significant other... and clear the area.... this can be cursory, I'm not talking about gun drawn/slice the pie... You know, or should know, your garage... anything out of place? any odd shadows? etc.
Got any hiding spots near the garage door..? bushes/planters/whatever..
Motion light on driveway over garage door..
Any body got any more..?
LEARN from these things.... don't just talk about the FAILS... There are lessons to be learned in every occurrence or scenario even for the most hardened/trained/experts here...