Pistol of Choice

Re: Pistol of Choice

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:14 am

Or to tickle the brain a little more. Have you ever been on the receiving end of a firing weapon?
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Re: Pistol of Choice

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:16 am

coaledsweat wrote:Or to tickle the brain a little more. Have you ever been on the receiving end of a firing weapon?


Almost. Twice. :shock: ;) :D
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Re: Pistol of Choice

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:18 am

jpete wrote:
coaledsweat wrote:Or to tickle the brain a little more. Have you ever been on the receiving end of a firing weapon?


Almost. Twice. :shock: ;) :D


What happened?
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Re: Pistol of Choice

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:19 am

Devil505 wrote:
jpete wrote:
coaledsweat wrote:Or to tickle the brain a little more. Have you ever been on the receiving end of a firing weapon?


Almost. Twice. :shock: ;) :D


What happened?


Let's just say I know the cure for road rage. :D
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Re: Pistol of Choice

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:26 am

jpete wrote:Let's just say I know the cure for road rage. :D


Come on Jeff!.......This is a serious discussion of an important topic & "flip" answers like that help no one. :nono:

I'm interested in circumstances, feelings, specific techniques....anything that my be of value to the topic.
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Re: Pistol of Choice

PostBy: gambler On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:31 am

[quote="Devil505 I'm talking about REAL threatening situations (not practice) in which you used a firearm, whether you needed to actually discharge it or not.

Edit: I guess I should qualify that by removing instances where you may have heard a noise & grabbed a gun to check it out, with no real threat existing other than in your mind...You know what i mean.[/quote]

I have use a handgun to confront two people trying to steal my car at my home. It was 3am and I happened to be out on my deck when I heard voices and saw two people beside my car(which is unlocked). The dome light comes on in the car and I go down the deck stairs while drawing my colt mustang from my pocket and then I announce my presents and the two thieves take off into the woods and darkness.

I have confronted others on 2 different occasions without the handgun being drawn or shown.
I live off of the beaten path and any time a person is at or near my house or cars they are up to no good. The ones that don't bother me are the kids I catch parking in my driveway down by the road. They are usually wanting sex from each other and could care less about my personal property.
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Re: Pistol of Choice

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:32 am

I think the OP was asking a serious question in re what specific pistol would be best for his use & we kinda took that to mean for self-defense purposes.

So........My question would be, in a real threat situation, was any particular firearm advantageous to helping someone survive/get out of that situation? Anything they wished they had, that the firearm they actually used didn't accomplish, etc...That kind of thing.
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Re: Pistol of Choice

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:36 am

jpete wrote:Let's just say I know the cure for road rage. :D


Thump thump. :roll:
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Re: Pistol of Choice

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:37 am

gambler wrote:I have use a handgun to confront two people trying to steal my car at my home. It was 3am and I happened to be out on my deck when I heard voices and saw two people beside my car(which is unlocked). The dome light comes on in the car and I go down the deck stairs while drawing my colt mustang from my pocket and then I announce my presents and the two thieves take off into the woods and darkness.


Sounds pretty intense & yes that's exactly what I was asking about. Did you ever have any training for situations like that? Is the Colt Mustang a revolver or an auto? Did you even consider shooting at them as they fled? What is your usual load for the Mustang? Was you finger on the trigger as you approached them?
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Re: Pistol of Choice

PostBy: gambler On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:53 am

Devil505 wrote:I think the OP was asking a serious question in re what specific pistol would be best for his use & we kinda took that to mean for self-defense purposes.

So........My question would be, in a real threat situation, was any particular firearm advantageous to helping someone survive/get out of that situation? Anything they wished they had, that the firearm they actually used didn't accomplish, etc...That kind of thing.


I guess in my case a pointed finger may have had the same results but I am not one to take a risk like that. I would rather they see the gun than the finger. Where I live if you made it into my house and past me and my family (all of which can use a firearm) and killed us it would be days before anybody came looking for us. We all don't have the protection of a close neighbor or gated community like you do Devil. The police are atleast a 1/2 hour away so you have to be prepared for the worst. You may consider me a nut but I take my families protection seriously. From another post you wanted to know what I did for a living that would warrant me to have a shotgun by the bed and a pistol under my pillow, Well when you have to rely on help that is atleast 30 min away you take protection mttr into your own hands. God forbid that I ever have to shoot someone but if the need arises I am prepaired to do so and I will have no problem pulling the trigger.
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Re: Pistol of Choice

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:00 am

Fair enough & I was certainly NOT questioning your judgment in approaching a couple of car thieves with a firearm!...I think you would be stupid to not do exactly what you did & I congratulate you for having presence of mind in a tense situation that ended well, with no one getting hurt. (especially YOU!) ;)
I guess what I'm trying to get back to is useful info for the thread originator in selecting & using a firearm for self or home defense, if that is what he's looking for.
Getting late & I'm heading up to bed but I think this is a great topic & look forward to others with real experiences. (BTW...that question of why you nee to sleep with a gun was not directed at you specifically & was just a little poke of fun anyway) ;)
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Re: Pistol of Choice

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:01 am

Devil505 wrote:
jpete wrote:Let's just say I know the cure for road rage. :D


Come on Jeff!.......This is a serious discussion of an important topic & "flip" answers like that help no one. :nono:

I'm interested in circumstances, feelings, specific techniques....anything that my be of value to the topic.


It's waaaaayy too long of a story(both of them).

But if a person out on the road messes with you, just let them go by. They COULD be wanted on an outstanding warrant and have no problem shooting you. :D

Or, if you decide to chase/race someone on the highway, I have found that if you both get stopped by the cops, and the other guy yells "He has a gun!", the police will draw their weapons and give you their undivided attention. Which is a great time to make your escape. Lucky for me the cops were more upset the other guy took off on them than they were at me for speeding. Contrition goes a long way.

After two such instances of looking down the wrong end of a gun, I find I don't feel like driving fast as much as I used to. :oops: :D
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Re: Pistol of Choice

PostBy: gambler On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:12 am

Did you ever have any training for situations like that? Is the Colt Mustang a revolver or an auto? Did you even consider shooting at them as they fled? What is your usual load for the Mustang? Was you finger on the trigger as you approached them?


The Mustang is an auto pistol, quite small. I only carry it in the summer when I am usually wearing shorts. No I did not consider shooting them as they fled and my load for the mustang (which is a .380 by the way) is 5 grains of HS-6 for a velocity of 890fps in a 115gr hollow point, My finger was on the front of the trigger guard.

Any other questions??

As you can tell I did not want to shoot these people but if need be I would have.

edit: I never called the cops and I have had no problems since. My mailbox trashings have even stopped, Maybe the word got out that I have guns and I am not afraid to use them.
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Re: Pistol of Choice

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:54 am

Don't know if it was already mentioned but if it's for home defense... one word... Shotgun. ;) Point and pull the trigger.

A pistol is more practical if you intend on carrying it but I don't know anyone that would take a pistol over a shotgun for defense within a home.
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Re: Pistol of Choice

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:17 am

gambler wrote:We all don't have the protection of a close neighbor or gated community like you do Devil.


Gated community?
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