Had to use my gun last night

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    Had to use my gun last night

    I was letting our dog out to do her business before going to bed last night and noticed an intruder near our front porch. We've been having problems with theft lately and I was finally able to put a stop to it.

    As I opened the front door I heard a rustle of leaves and branches in the shrubbery by the porch swing. I reached into my pocket and pulled my Bersa Thunder380 CC (for carrying around the house in the evening) and also pulled my flashlight and there he was. One of the biggest, fattest opossums I've ever seen. This opossum has been raiding the dog food bowel for quite some time and was so fat that while trying to waddle away made a noise like a pigs fighting over slop. Before now the opossum has been fast enough to get out of pistol range in the night. Well last night he was not so lucky. I was able to corner him in gap behind the Chinese Boxwood bush and when the flashlight lit up his eyes I was able to put two shots into him and dropped him in his tracks. Actually I could tell I need to do some more practice. The two shots were the result of pulling the double action trigger once and then the short distance of the single action pull caused the gun to go off again. I did get him twice though, which really surprised me with the second shot not being planned.
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    I think you're making a big mistake by posting this here. Any good prosecutor will use this against you.

    Have you contacted a criminal defense attorney yet?

    I can hear the trail lawyer now:

    Clearly this was a "Bad Shoot". The deceased (the son of my client) was un-armed and clearly trying to escape. He posed no threat to your or your family and was only trying to feed himself. You say that you carry a loaded gun in your pocket while in your house? What are you paranoid? You drew that loaded gun, that you say you were protecting yourself with and shot my un-armed son of my client who was attempting to run away! What threat did he post to you?



    Clearly I was joking!

    Good shoot. It sounds like a great training opportunity. It very well could have been an evil-doer.

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    sounds like dinner

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    If I attempted a stunt like that I'd be in handcuffs in no time,...glad ya got him tho


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    Sounds like fortunately no one was fishing on the other side of the trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by friesepferd View Post
    sounds like dinner
    Ewww possum nasty stringy and greasy, Besides have you ever smelled on of those things they smell like rat piss and uglier than an ex wife's hemorrhoid
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongRider View Post
    ...uglier than an ex wife's hemorrhoid
    You looked at your ex-wife's hemorrhoid...yikes...that must of been true love. LOL

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    ^ lol.

    no, i wouldnt actually consider eating one

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    Sounds like fortunately no one was fishing on the other side of the trees.

    Rick
    So another Okie that reads the newspaper. At least I was smart enough to shoot down towards the ground and didn't try to shoot him out of a tree. I have not heard what happened to the cop that killed the kid while shooting the snake. Do you know? By the way I live in the country and there was no chance of my bullet getting off my place.
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    I used to have an English Setter that would collect opossums. She would bring them back to her dog house and set them down in front of it. At that point the opossum would be playing dead but after a little while it would open one eye and slowly start getting up to walk away. She would wait until it was completely up and jump out grab it behind the neck and give it a good shake then drop it. That opossum would play dead for another 15 minutes and then the same activity would play out all over again.

    When I was stationed in NC I got a call from base housing and a black lady customer said she had a giant white rat in the tree outside her house. My coworker and I headed out there and as we walked up to her house saw the opossum in the evergreen tree in her front yard. When I tried to explain that it was not a rat she stopped me and said "I know what giant rats look like, I've seen enough cartoons to know!" I almost died laughing and thought I'd end up having to answer a commanders hot line call because of it.
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    Speaking of eating opossum, I used to trap quite a few of them at Pope AFB. There was a guy working in the grounds shop that wanted every opossum I trapped. He would feed them corn for a couple of weeks to "clean them out" and then kill and eat them. I always made sure I didn't get invited to eat at his house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridurall View Post
    So another Okie that reads the newspaper. At least I was smart enough to shoot down towards the ground and didn't try to shoot him out of a tree. I have not heard what happened to the cop that killed the kid while shooting the snake. Do you know? By the way I live in the country and there was no chance of my bullet getting off my place.
    They have been fired and facing criminal and civil courts...manslaughter I believe and a multi-million lawsuit.

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    opossum........it's what for supper!

    I've got a coulple of cajun cookbooks...........

    Sounds like you got an idea of the importance of good trigger control too.
    Dinner and something to work on your next range trip, good night overall sounds like.
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