My plan is to not get a wife. Does that put me ahead of the game?
P95, the phone company can mount a separate "in" line for a second phone in the house in a separate location and have it all on the same number. This way one phone in the house will always be working.cell signal here is almost zilch, so if land line snipped we are SOL in that division.
MattLarson said:Home defense plan.
General strategy: make him come to me, then make him wish he had not.
Environment: Suburban Florida. Generally quiet area. Legal parameters give wide latitude. There is a statutory presumption that one is in reasonable fear of death or great bodily harm when confronting an unknown intruder in one's own home.
Specific implementation: the way our residence is laid out, the sleeping quarters are down a hallway from the main living areas. Dogs and alarm should provide adequate warning to take position at bedroom door, covered by wall, with view of approach hallway.
Tactical light will be used for target ID and disorientation. Subject in hallway will have limited mobility laterally, and be within very reliable range for effective fire.
What I do not plan to do is go engage the intruder in the living areas. If he takes the TV, well, it belongs to the insurance company at that point anyway. I am not going to kill to save my insurance company a few hundred bucks.
That, in a nutshell, is my plan and the thought process behind it.
Comments, critiques, even "well, that's just dumb" welcomed.
Shoot, then invite the idiot in and while you are back clutching your 1911 or 870 with your knees knocking. He can just make himself a ham sandwhich. Any intruder that comes into my house has a fight on his hands. Nuff Said.....
So you feel that a ham sandwich is justification to kill. Or maybe to be killed? I mean, I am sure we are all uber-tactical, never miss Rambo lookalikes, but the bad guys do get lucky sometimes.....BlueLion said:Shoot, then invite the idiot in and while you are back clutching your 1911 or 870 with your knees knocking. He can just make himself a ham sandwhich. Any intruder that comes into my house has a fight on his hands. Nuff Said.....
Copy that. I plan to announce I am armed - if he still comes down the hall, the presumption is he has more on his mind than a TV.joe/OH said:Matt - I'm with you. Secure family - first priority. Though honestly, once I rack a round into the 870 and he hasn't left the premises - I'm not so sure he's just after the TV.