Interesting article regarding firearm self defense.

Discussion in 'GUNS & AMMO' started by 86brick, Mar 11, 2012.

Interesting article regarding firearm self defense.

Discussion in 'GUNS & AMMO' started by 86brick, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. 86brick

    86brick It's just a V6 Brick.....

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    Chuck Leeper Troll sniper Staff Member

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    The comments following the article have some good points, too.
    A comment I read from another source, said that an "average citizen" involved in using a handgun for self defense, hits the target in only 2% of the attempts.
    The statement made in this article has the perp being much closer than I had thot, when the defender fired....
    I guess the use of my Mossberg is a fairly sure way to TCOB....At least up to 50'.
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    "The most common responses of criminals upon being shot were to flee immediately or expire."

    best line in the article. i LOL'd pretty hard...
  4. 86brick

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    I have read a few similar articles and it seems that most seem to agree that the majority of self defense scenarios involving a firearm take place in a pretty close distant (usually 5-7 yds) and in many cases there was no need for a high capacity autoloader. Everyone will have varying opinions about the effectiveness of different calibers in SD situations, but I really think shot placement is the key. Oh well, just seen it and thought I'd pass it along for whatever it's worth.
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    turbodave231 Moderator

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    I read the entire article and the responses. Thanks for sharing.
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    Nice to see another endorsement of the revolver vs the autoloader.

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