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CR Williams - Drill of the Month / Re: You're the Advisor
« Last post by oldranger53 on Yesterday at 06:04:57 AM »
Before I head out this morning, I request some additional details.
For instance, are any of my dependents at home with me?

 And for me, am I myself, or am I in the role of someone with zero experience in hand to hand or armed conflict?

To me it matters what there is to be protected.

Wife and kids home? If yes, then summary execution of this bad guy is definitely on the table. If not, then there may be room for compassion in the pending combat.

Sent from phone. Typos possible.

In this one you are advising me. That's why I'm attempting to provide details of the layout as I have it now at the house I'm in.

I'm looking for a particular approach to the problem out of this exercise.

I understand.
In this visualization, I visualize myself as the defender of the home and whatever is Inide it.

I'll do things differently depending on what's at stake.

Also, I may well advise some other man to use the door for a barrier, while I myself might meet tge aggressor on the concerete steps and use the high ground and steps themselves as weapons.

I'll be much less likely to allow the bad guy to reach the house if wife and or other loved ones inside...
But that's just me.

"what do I know"
But, what DO I know, really?
Not much, on the grand stage of life, but I'm still alive abd functioning.
Many I've known over the years have not lived to converse about these things.

How I value what's behind me almost always modifies how I deal with what's in front of me.

(I've been reading)

Sent from phone. Typos possible.

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Everything Else / Re: Why I am Putting On Weight!
« Last post by CR Williams on Yesterday at 05:45:49 AM »
I think that I'll have a bowl of buttered popcorn and think on it some more.

Hmmmmm....There is something about this....something familiar....I've seen it before....it's like a clue but...
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All the Rest of the Weapons / Re: Crossbows for 2015
« Last post by CR Williams on Yesterday at 05:42:00 AM »
It is possible to suppress a firearm such that it makes less noise than a crossbow. Have a guy I work with that has run both and makes that statement.
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CR Williams - Drill of the Month / Re: You're the Advisor
« Last post by CR Williams on Yesterday at 05:37:51 AM »


First off, I would have fix the door (unlockable knob) and leave a spare key in the inside locking cylender in the deadbolt, long before this time. I do that with my own both side keyed door locks if the door has no glass that can be broken. You can leave it pulled out a little and still lock the deadbolt from the outside or quickly from the inside. IMO, your preparation, and home security, is lacking in this situation. Also survey the area before leaving the home(awareness) is a factor. If this guy was 12 feet from your front porch, don't go out would be a fix.

I keep the key in the inside lock when I'm there but not when I leave.

Your suggestions about preparation and awareness are good. For the purposes of the exercise I'm just focusing on the idea that the charge is on and I'm basically in the doorway. Good evaluation so far.

I'll hold off until the weekend is over to see if anyone else has something for feedback, after which I will ask a question that might help. If I can remember I'll get a photo up of the area between now and then too.
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CR Williams - Drill of the Month / Re: You're the Advisor
« Last post by CR Williams on Yesterday at 05:29:16 AM »
Before I head out this morning, I request some additional details.
For instance, are any of my dependents at home with me?

 And for me, am I myself, or am I in the role of someone with zero experience in hand to hand or armed conflict?

To me it matters what there is to be protected.

Wife and kids home? If yes, then summary execution of this bad guy is definitely on the table. If not, then there may be room for compassion in the pending combat.

Sent from phone. Typos possible.

In this one you are advising me. That's why I'm attempting to provide details of the layout as I have it now at the house I'm in.

I'm looking for a particular approach to the problem out of this exercise.
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CR Williams - Drill of the Month / Re: You're the Advisor
« Last post by pop pop on Yesterday at 04:55:38 AM »


First off, I would have fix the door (unlocable knob) and leave a spare key in the inside locking cylender in the deadbolt, long before this time. I do that with my own both side keyed door locks if the door has no glass that can be broken. You can leave it pulled out a little and still lock the deadbolt from the outside or quickly from the inside. IMO, your preporation, and home security, is lacking in this situation. Also survey the area before leaving the home(awareness) is a factor. If this guy was 12 feet from your front porch, don't go out would be a fix.

If it is impossible to stay inside the house and close and lock the door then, if you are right handed, by all means exit the porch to your right. One always moves better to move toward strong side. Also gives you some cover to draw if you are forced into that because the charger displays a weapon of any kind. I would not go directly toward him unless I wanted to keep the hight advantage, if the raised porch is an advantage to you.

If there is not a "very big" dispairity difference, and I mean BIG, or previous knowledge of threat of violence from the charger, then drawing your pistol is not warranted. You only defense, IMO, is going hand to hand or running like a rabbit, which there is no shame in doing at my station in life. If you can't vacate the scene then get ready to go hand to hand, or use commanding voice then resort to a less than lethal tool if you have it(pepper spray), because just charging someone is not grounds to shoot them. If I had pepper spray then I would want the hight advantage and stay on the raised front porch to use the spray. You will still have the option, if the guy don't stop his charge, to step off the line and evade his charge. I would practice avoidance if at all possible.

In the situation you have described, one could possibly end up like Zimmerman, if you resort to pulling your gun and shooting the guy. That is the way I see it.

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Everything Else / Re: A Warriors Prayer
« Last post by LEJoe on May 27, 2015, 04:44:29 PM »
Awesome.
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CR Williams - Drill of the Month / Re: You're the Advisor
« Last post by oldranger53 on May 27, 2015, 06:01:28 AM »
Before I head out this morning, I request some additional details.
For instance, are any of my dependents at home with me?

 And for me, am I myself, or am I in the role of someone with zero experience in hand to hand or armed conflict?

To me it matters what there is to be protected.

Wife and kids home? If yes, then summary execution of this bad guy is definitely on the table. If not, then there may be room for compassion in the pending combat.

Sent from phone. Typos possible.

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CR Williams - Drill of the Month / Re: You're the Advisor
« Last post by CR Williams on May 27, 2015, 05:22:20 AM »
I see I left a detail out. It's a double-sided deadbolt lock, needs a key on the inside too. Also, I should say that at the time of the charge the door is open. Without at least the regular doorknob working there is not time to close and lock the door against the charger. My estimation of time and distance indicates that I likely could not shut the door and throw a latch in time either but I may be wrong about that.

Also, going home yesterday I can see that it would be easier to go forward off the porch to my right than to my left. I can still go left but it's a tighter gap out that side.

This will likely change the evaluations of my possibilities.
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All the Rest of the Weapons / Re: Crossbows for 2015
« Last post by M1911A1 on May 26, 2015, 11:20:18 PM »
...Think how many of us would not be wearing hearing aids had we practiced with bows and crossbows.

...And think how many of us would be dead, had we had only a crossbow with which to fight!

Hey, Chuck... How do you carry a longbow or crossbow concealed?
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