GOOD: 81 yr old shoot home intruder

GOOD: 81 yr old shoot home intruder

This is a discussion on GOOD: 81 yr old shoot home intruder within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; With a never-been-fired .22 revolver from 1955, no less. This is such a great story on so many levels. 81-year-old Detroit man shoots at intruder, ...

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    GOOD: 81 yr old shoot home intruder

    With a never-been-fired .22 revolver from 1955, no less.

    This is such a great story on so many levels.

    81-year-old Detroit man shoots at intruder, scares him off
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    "I have had this (gun) since 1955 and never been fired. Never been fired," Dave said.

    Well, the gun is not a virgin anymore!
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    From a defensive firearm's perspective, it's hard to argue with the comfort of "knowing" that 100% of your use has been in successful defense of the owner. Kudos, kudos, kudos!
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    Great story. Anybody know what make the revolver was?
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    Take note Chicago. It's hard to argue with the outcome but someone needs to get this man a proper caliber and a little range time. We need to keep him in the community for years to come.
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    Bravo Zulu.
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    Good job, old timer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blitzburgh View Post
    Great story. Anybody know what make the revolver was?


    ^^^^^^^^^^^hard to say^^^^^^^


    I looked at that pic.

    Maybe bmc will see the thread .
    To me it almost looks like a colt, frame wise but no rampant colt or colt grips.



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    Gotta love the old guys. Someone should definitely upgrade his weapon to a .32 or a 9mm, .38 spl.
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    Good job Dave! I hope the scum bag is quietly bleeding out under his rock.

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    Congrats to this older home owner, and hopefully he'll have no more uninvited visits.
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    That's as good a way as any to break-in a NIB gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blitzburgh View Post
    Great story. Anybody know what make the revolver was?
    It was an RG22 by Rohm. One of the ones the cognoscenti love to hate.

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    Chalk up another one for the good guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeadHunter View Post
    It was an RG22 by Rohm. One of the ones the cognoscenti love to hate.
    A "Friday night" special, in this case.

    Kudos to the guy for refusing to be a victim.
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    Yes, a Rohn made in Germany and according to my 2011 pricing guide has little or no value. I have seen a few get passed, no bid, at several recent gun auctions. Like I have said many times, any gun is better than no gun......and the old guy proved it..
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