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Interesting Read About Self Defense

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by JimBeam, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Feb 5, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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    JimBeam

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    Street Robberies and You

    http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1285487_Street_robberies_and_you___The_Basics.html&page=1

     
  2. Feb 6, 2012 at 7:37 AM
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    Good article. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2012 at 7:40 AM
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    VirginiaBound

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  4. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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    really good post tiger!
    as said really in it. always know whats around you. i do this allot! i was on a date once to the moves and she asked me later why i seamed paranoid.(also have had a few other friends say this) i said because you never know who or what kinda people are around you. or what they maybe plaining to do to you. 2) i always keep a knife on me wear ever i can witch is most places. it’s not a gun but it’s better than nothing. now i’m not going to take it to a gun fight or anything. also have 2 in my truck as well. thats all i have for the next year till i can get my CWP.

    i’m going to get that book that he said was good.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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    Thanks very much for posting this. I want to learn alot more about this.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    Good stuff. I wish more people would take articles like this to heart.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    the sad part is most of this is so cheap and easy to do...yet people cannot seem to grasp the concept of situational awareness and crime happens everywhere
     
  8. Feb 7, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    "Don't be nice or polite to people who look like thugs. Don't be nice or polite to people who come at you while you're all alone."

    this is gospel...
     
  9. Feb 8, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    Cost of a Glock 19= $520 brand new plus tax
    Cost of 1000 rounds of Ball 9mm to practice with= $184-$225 depending on brand.
    Cost of 500 rounds of self defense rounds= $250-350
    Cost of one decent quality carry holster and mag pouch= $100
    Cost of night sights/aftermarket sights= $75-130
    Cleaning kit $25
    Gun Lube $20
    Extra 3 magazines for your pistol= $60
    Total cost of Gun+gun food= ~$1,305~

    Cost of one three day pistol course that will teach you a foundation of fundementals upon which to build and practice to protect your life and those of your family= $495

    Put into context. Training ain't all that expensive when compared to everything else.
     
  10. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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    You cant put a price on replacing a loved one or yourself
     
  11. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:08 PM
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    If you liked this article (and I did, Thank You!) - You really need to get the book "In the Gravest Extreme" by Massad Ayoob.

    It will open your eyes in terms of self defense. From lessons on disparity of force.... to how/when to shoot... to legal aspects.

    It's crazy...but the biggest EYE opener was where he explains how the criminal (and/or his family) can SUE you (victim) for injuries or death - if you do not act in the proper & legal manner prior/during to the shooting.

    I hate reading, but this book was very very good. We've been passing it around to all our friends and one of these days, I'm going to read it again.
     
  12. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:24 PM
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    not always

    That of course, is just SC...but many states have enacted similar
     
  13. Feb 10, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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    I jus read this the othr day on AR15.com, it's great info
     
  14. Feb 10, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    Yeah..... and it's technical.

    Read the book - and it'll become clearer.
     
  15. Feb 10, 2012 at 9:11 AM
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    Great read. Thanks for posting!
     
  16. Feb 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    I ordered the Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry by Massad Ayoob and am reading it now on the Kindle. Fantastic read so far. it includes chapters on when and where to carry, choosing your weapon (and after reading this I am pretty sure I am going to buy a revolver to add to my collection, probably the S&W 649), defense loads, several chapters on holsters, improving your draw from concealment, wardrobe considerations, etc. I have a carry license right now, but it is "restricted," meaning I can only carry at the range, or while hunting, camping, hiking, etc. If I am in my car the gun needs to be empty and locked and the ammo in a separate location. I eventually would like to get an unrestricted carry license, but it's very difficult to obtain in the county where I currently reside. Difficult, but not impossible. The next books I will read is Ayoob's In the Gravest Extreme, then Stressfire, then The Truth About Self Protection. I will also be taking a few NRA courses and concealed carry courses because I've been told that will increase my odds of obtaining a full carry license. It still mystifies me that some jurisdictions don't want law abiding citizens to be able to protect themselves until help arrives.
     
  17. Feb 10, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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    Great read.
     
  18. Feb 10, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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    Great article, thanks for posting.

    Iv only had one experience where I had to draw my weapon. Hope it never happens again, scary moment
     
  19. Feb 22, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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    Good read. I plan to get a ccw but hope to never need it. :thumbsup:
     
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