How long would it take to break down your front door? You have that amount of notice to grab an appropriate tool. Whether that tool is enough depends on variables not in evidence.Good idea having a shotgun around, but if 3 armed bad guys break down the front door you may have only a few seconds to shoot them before they shoot you.
Most likely calling a time out while you go to the closet to get your shotty won't work out well.
I believe if you Google..."Jame Bond Gang"....there a vids of them on a home surveilence tape entering a home....like in seconds.How long would it take to break down your front door? You have that amount of notice to grab an appropriate tool. Whether that tool is enough depends on variables not in evidence.
I don't carry while in the house. But if I've got 2-3 seconds notice while they are busting through, thats enough time to put one to hand. With gun in hand, they are unlikely to make it through the fatal funnel the door represents, at least until I run out of ammo. More than one trying to push through, burst fire into the fatal funnel, they'll fall and stack themselves up at the threshold or get the message to go around back and knock like a normal person would.I believe if you Google..."Jame Bond Gang"....there a vids of them on a home surveilence tape entering a home....like in seconds.
Good luck kicking in my out swinging security doors. I could likely make a ham sandwich and watch an episode of Seinfeld before they gained entry to the actual front and rear doors.I've seem people put a heavy duty version of a door latch --- the kind that lets you open the door about 4 inches to see and talk to whoever is there.
But put it up about 7 feet above the floor.
A good kick at the level of the door knob would break the deadbolt, but given the flexability (springiness) of most doors the 7ft high latch would probably hold.
It won't hold for long, but would likely require a couple more kicks and give a few seconds more warning.
Obviously, the homeowners haven't any forethought to securing their homes properly from this type of crime. Both decorative steel security doors installed was just over 600.00. They give me enough time to make a sandwich and watch a 1/2 show-- or they give me enough time to grab the shottie, call 911, don the earmuffs and warn them off with some #4 buck.If you watch the vid....these guys are in Fast....Bang, the doors breached and like a tactical team they're in....if you weren't carrying, you'd wished you had been....IMO.