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Its 3:00 am on a friday night you wake up to a bump......what do ya do.


This happend last night It turnd out to be a stray dog on the porch. But I grabed a Remington 12-gage 870 express super mag (the 3 1/2 ) I also graped a mag-light. After finding out it was a dog I went back to sleep and woke up with this Q in mind WHAT would YOU do..........tell the truth not what i sould do. but what you would do.
 

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It depends on my dogs reaction, they are the first to respond to 'bumps'.

I can tell the difference in thier barks and growls. Animals get a different response then people do. I have an assortment of weaponry to choose from.... bats, handguns, shotguns and quick handling leverguns. The area around my house and shop are well lit, just a peek will tell me what I need to grab.
 

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First off, plan ahead and install LOTS of motion activated security lights. Both outside and inside the house. Most bedrooms are in a deadend location within the house, so put motion lights to all paths to the bedroom that can be turned on and off with a remote. There are some small alarm products available that can also sound an audible alarm when triggered, that can be placed at strategic locations very easily.

The first line of defense would be the outside lights coming on. Usually giving you enough time to become alert after coming out of a dead sleep. If you hear further bumps and then an INSIDE light and alarm go off, then you know you have trouble on your hands. Especially if who or whatever set off those alarms hasn't taken the hint and left the premises.

If you feel certain that someone is in the house uninvited, it is usually best to let them come to you rather than you go out to meet them. Seek whatever cover you can, dial 911 and cover the entrance to the bedroom with your firearm. MAKE DARNED SURE THAT EVERYONE WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE IN YOUR HOME IS ACCOUNTED FOR. If some neighbor or relative has keys to your home, you probably don't want to kill them accidentally if they have shown up unexpectedly.

In my case, since only my wife or I should be in our home, anyone who is in my house that is not me nor my wife will likely get shot on sight.

Of course, every situation will be unique, but keep in mind that you want to protect you and yours first. Everything else should be secondary.
 

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:) Hi_Gun_Crazy_Jr. Welcome to ArmsLocker! You did the right thing. You brought a flashlight with you to identify the potential target. I'm not sure that I would carry a shotgun with me, though. (Those things can make such a mess of the house!) A couple of years ago, I walked out on my patio at night to empty the kitchen garbage and looked to my left, straight, into the face of a huge (350# + ) black bear! Let me tell you my heart stopped! My guns were inside, unloaded and on the shelf; and, for a few moments, I felt like dinner.

What I remember, most, about this bear is the, 'benign look' on it's face. When we made eye contact I realized that, 'She?' wasn't going to hurt me. She hung around the property for months; and I did my best to keep the Pit Bulls away from her. That Fall the game wardens were called to a neighbor's house to tranquilize a large bear that had to be removed from their KITCHEN! ;)
 

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well the main reson I took a shotgun is
A. the nosi of a 870 being pumped scares nearly every one.
B. I would probly be nervus and need that shot collum to do the work. ( Yes I would be scared, so what)
C. It was out of the gun safe (my gun safe makes a lot of nosi when oppend




ps sorry about spell I have troble with it



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We'd all be a bit nervous and finding an intruder would definately scare us! Anyone that claims they'd be a cool cucumber and not feel fear would only be fooling themselves.
It shows a good bit of maturity to admit to being scared. Once you know fear is there and just what it is, you'll be able to control it and keep a cool head throughout a hair raising ordeal!
 

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Grabbed a gun and a light, you did the right 2 things. How were you to know that it was only a dog outside.
Now the next time you here a bump, I hope you do the same thing. And not say oh it's probably just a dog, and go back to sleep, cause you never know.





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