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What to do in the event of a break-in

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by JimBeam, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Mar 14, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    JimBeam

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    This question was posed on another forum i frequent (not truck related) and it got me thinking...

    What will you do or what have you done in the event of a break in at your house...or rather...your alarm goes off...

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    My response
    I realize many of you own firearms, and your responses will be similar to mine in that you have every intention of shooting the person breaking in...but do you go investigate the cause of the alarm or strange noise? or do you hole up in your bedroom...maybe go grab the kids?
     
  2. Mar 14, 2009 at 10:08 PM
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    mntbiker2008

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    i still live with there parents as i am going through college right now but i have already told them that as soon as i move out, im getting a big dog and a 12 gauge for extra security. my 21st b-day present to myself is getting my Concealed Carry Licsense and will be carrying a.357 most likely at all times. of course i am going to defend my property if someone is breaking in. i was told by one of my professors that there can be some trouble if you should while the burgler is on the first floor (assuming this is a 2 story house) but as soon as they come towards the rooms (or heads up the steps) there will be no question if you shoot. they are obviously going for the more valuable stuff.


    aaron
     
  3. Mar 14, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    I've always been one to investigate. I usually have a blunt object within arm's length. I also sleep naked. That would probably scare someone more than your Glock, tigerfan.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2009 at 10:11 PM
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    hahaha

    nice

    i have an arsenal of things i can use if need be nearby in my room...but none so much as dangerous as you naked :eek:
     
  5. Mar 14, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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    If someone broke into my house i would come out of my room with my archary and my brother would load up his gas powered pellit gun... but i dont think anyone would get past the front door once they hear my 130 pound all female dog with a very agressive and loud and scary ass bark and see her charging at them along with my two other dogs. this kid at my brothers highschool killed an intruder by snapping his neck
     
  6. Mar 15, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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    We have an alarm system first as a start. My yard is fenced with an 8 foot tall fence and two dogs in the backyard. It's probably not easy or worth the effort to go the backyard route in my case.

    That leaves the front of the house and there are only two main entry points. The garage door and front door. I have french double doors and I have a brace bar that goes under the door handle at and angle and puts an unmovable amount of pressure on the door. I've tried to break down myself and couldn't move it.

    I sleep with a 9mm next to my head. Soon to be the Taurus Judge .45/410.

    I want two .410 shots and the rest .45. The way I figure if someone breaks into the house I will be a little dazed and need something that spreads out. After the first two shots I should be wide awake and I can do surgery after that! :D
     
  7. Mar 15, 2009 at 6:34 AM
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    Trailmaster, look into the Thunder-Five if you want the .45/.410......
    it wrote the book on it.
    Then find someone to reload some .410 rounds for you, have them use 240 grain XTP bullets
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  8. Mar 15, 2009 at 6:57 AM
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    Our "Plan", is for the Wife and Dog to stay in the bed room with the AR. I go and clear the house. I have been broken into before, and it was frigtening. I was in the liveing room when it happened, I happened to be armed. The guy knocked my door in, and I immediatly had my front sight aimed at his head. I was shakeing horibly. The guy turned and fled, and I pursued for about 150' screaming for someone to call the cops. He was caught in about 8 hours or so, and I gave a positive ID. :)

    Some things I learned. A break in wont happen at your conveinience ( I was in my underware on the couch), Handgun was on couch with me. At the time, I kept it under the cushion "Just in case". Running down the street in your underware, Screaming at a guy, while carrying a gun, will NO DOUBT get the neigbors to call the cops.
    AND, No matter HOW good you are with a gun, or how well you have planned for any type of situation, when it happens, YOU WILL be scared. When All was done, it was about 2 hours before I was able to calm down...
     
  9. Mar 15, 2009 at 7:22 AM
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    Longbow,

    I will check it out. Thank for the tip. Might as well listen to you since my Longbow Jr. truck turned out so nice! :D
     
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    Should I have seen the fucker who did this I would have held back no mercy.

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  11. Mar 15, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    That sucks. But man go check out the door jams I was talking about. Very cheap and there is no way someone is kicking the door down unless they drive through it.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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    That happened when I lived in an apt. I installed steel door jambs, and a steel door on our Condo. About 5 years ago, we were out of town for a week, and someone tried to break in. Im guessing they tried to kick the door handle, or something, but all they did was dent the door handle area a little bit. I'll post up a pic in a min......
     
  13. Mar 15, 2009 at 7:52 AM
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    When we came home, We did find a shoe print on the door, but this is all the damage done:

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    As was said in the OP, I would keep the lights off. I keep a flashlight next to my bed - maybe shine it direct in his/her face to ruin their night vision then hit them with something else.

    I don't have guns. Keeping a hammer by the side of the bed would probably be a good idea. You know officer, I had been doing DIY that day and it just happened to be at hand etc etc.
     
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    You live in AZ and DONT have a gun????? :eek::eek:



    FWIW, I also agree with the all lights remain off policy. I keep 2 flashlights near my Glock. A 3watt LED Mag light, and a 240 lummen TK11. They say that you cant "Blind" someone with a light, but Im sure it temporarily helps.
     
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    If someone were to get past Annie (and the alarm doesn't scare them off), I have a glock sitting in my room, and quaranteed they will not be going out in a vertical position.

    I know my house in the dark, but I will not go investigate (too many ways for them to get behind me)... but anyone leaving a shadow in my bedroom doorway, will have an extra ventilation hole in his/her chest.

    I will probably still be shaking three hours later, but the POS thug will get what's coming to him.

    One of the women I work with, had her home broken into and was almost killed by three POS. I'm tired of all the thugs doing what the H*ll they want to!
     
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    Hey mntBiker, I dont know what kind of professor you were talking to, but I've never heard of that nonsense... Its called "defending your castle," if someone breaks into your home, you can use deadly force. The only trouble I see is if you shoot them in the back, but even then it's unlikely you will be in any kind of trouble. Not sure if this varies state by state or if its Federal, been awhile since i took a CJ class. I do know that some guy it Texas shot and killed two people who broke into his NEIGHBORS home when they were fleeing the scene OUTSIDE of the home, and he didnt do ant time. But then again, thats friggin' Texas!
     
  18. Mar 15, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    I belive the "Castle" law veries from state to state. I know in CA, you cant shoot someone unless your life is in danger......SO, someone can break into your house, state that they in know way are going to cause you harm, and carry your new HD TV out. Nothing you can really do to stop them. In AZ, If someone breaks into your house, carrying a rose, and they fart, Im pretty sure you can shoot them.
     
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    If the burglar is DEAD he can't tell the police he told you all he wanted was your stuff. As far as I can remember officer, he came at me threatening me......
     
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    That sounds right, but what cop/judge in their right mind would find you at fault for defending yourself in your own home, even in CA; as pussy as this state is... I think your comment is a little over-board, either way there is now way some douche is breaking into my house and "walking out w/ my HDTV!'' All you would have to say is that you felt threatened because he had his hand in his jacket pocket, could have been a gun? Dont know, and don't really want to find out anyway; but an interesting topic none the less...
     
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