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Three Self-Defense Myths That Just Won’t Die

This is a discussion on Three Self-Defense Myths That Just Won’t Die within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Okeechobee I want one or two of those 1911's I see in the movies that have unlimited capacity. Now those are some ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okeechobee View Post
    I want one or two of those 1911's I see in the movies that have unlimited capacity. Now those are some bad pistols.
    Yeah but they come with a downside. Apparently you have to rack the slide everytime you enter a new room.
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    I saw one show where the guy racked the slide when he got the 1911 out of the drawer, racked it again before entering the building, and then cocked the hammer before entering the room.


    I want one of the two-inch snub-nosed .38 special revolvers where the sniper with a scoped rifle on the rooftop fifty yards away misses the officer and the officer shoots the sniper causing him to do a swan dive off of the building.
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    My favorite myth is "The average cop cant shoot well"
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    I saw one show where the guy racked the slide when he got the 1911 out of the drawer, racked it again before entering the building, and then cocked the hammer before entering the room.


    I want one of the two-inch snub-nosed .38 special revolvers where the sniper with a scoped rifle on the rooftop fifty yards away misses the officer and the officer shoots the sniper causing him to do a swan dive off of the building.
    I forget the movie, but the guy pumped his shotgun like eight times before gouing out in which his shotgun became a semi auto holding 30 rounds. I remember thinking, wow, they must think it's a super soaker.

    My favorite is when the guy is carrying a Glock, and as he enters the room, you hear a hammer cocking.

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    Only three?
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    "The sound of you racking the shotgun will make them think twice."

    "I don't need a gun. I have this baseball bat."

    "This (insert your favorite handgun) is a man stopper."


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    Quote Originally Posted by denclaste View Post
    The only handguns that are likely to physically knock someone backwards are to big to carry for most people. XP 100, TC Contender/Encore, 454 Casull and 500 SW mag, and that one revolver that fires 45-70 cartridges. So that myth is gone bye bye. That old shoot him outside drag him inside has been around for a number of decades and may have had some validity about 50 years ago before current laws went into effect. The sound of a shotgun being racked may impress a amateur crook, but its not going to impress a experienced one, since he's armed also, and now has been warned to be ready. Modern advances in ballistics has spread across the handgun spectrum and makes the 9mm equal to any other cartridge. If you believe that you're in for a very rude awakening when you least need it. When all else fails, the 1911 makes a good club; TRUE not myth. As for rounds slowing down, its completely dependent on what you buy or reload. Yes, certain cartridges have been down loaded to keep ignorant people from hurting themselves by using them in unsuitable firearms. And so on and on.
    My 454 Casull and Smith 500 are the only handguns that have knocked down a rubber dummy with a headshot. My 460 only has 200 grain Hornady bullets for velocity, not that kind of force.


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    My Freedom Arms 454 I used for handgun silhouette (10" barrel) would have been a bear to carry or conceal for the average user, and loaded up with my ram loads would definitely make the person unfamiliar with it take a step back when firing it. The Smith 500 I shot would not be something I would want to try and carry. When the sport of handgun silhouette was in its infancy, we shot loads that we never should have. Shooting standing, it was not uncommon to see someone step back a step every time they fired a shot at the rams. I used to use a XP with a full length 1" barrel in 284 Win for rams at certain clubs. Thankfully, sanity finally prevailed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denclaste View Post
    My Freedom Arms 454 I used for handgun silhouette (10" barrel) would have been a bear to carry or conceal for the average user, and loaded up with my ram loads would definitely make the person unfamiliar with it take a step back when firing it. The Smith 500 I shot would not be something I would want to try and carry. When the sport of handgun silhouette was in its infancy, we shot loads that we never should have. Shooting standing, it was not uncommon to see someone step back a step every time they fired a shot at the rams. I used to use a XP with a full length 1" barrel in 284 Win for rams at certain clubs. Thankfully, sanity finally prevailed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nmuskier View Post
    Only the 9mm has benefited from design innovation. The .40 and .45 have actually slowed down and no longer expand.
    All the rounds has benefited.
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    @CDRGlock I'd need longer arms to draw that Ruger!

    Very nice hunting rig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lima30ret View Post
    Another key one in my book is "friendly fire ain't friendly!"
    Not myth, fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Spuk View Post
    My favorite myth is "The average cop cant shoot well"
    And then you run into those that are competitive shooters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhinoman View Post
    My dad's theory was that a 9mm might expand to the size of a 45 under the right circumstances, but a 45 will always be the size of a 45.
    And if you are counting on .1 of an inch being significant in a gunfight....... Inside an internal combustion engine yes......
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    There's a reason why LEOs generally make, uhhhh...less than highly qualified lawyers & judges.
    I have seen my share of less than highly qualified lawyers and judges.........The education is only a part of the equation.
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