Are you prepared for home invasion?

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  1. bizy

    bizy New Member

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    What do you do to stop or defend against home invation?
    In todays world we all need to be ready for anything at any time..
    How do you protect your home? Yes I am paranoid. I like to think of myself as vigilant.
  2. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

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    Re: Are you prepared for home invation?

    If any one forces their way into my home they are toast. I have a gun always at hand, we both carry 32 autos but we have two 12 guages ready to roll,the wife is to go for the remington auto and its the BPS for me, all loaded with and alternate of 00 buck and #9 shot. I also have a 41 mag in the kitchen on top of the cabinet along with a 40 cal high point.
  3. topper

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    Re: Are you prepared for home invation?

    I don't think anyone can ever be totally prepared for a home invasion. Too many variables to consider. Invaders seldom call or knock first and usually just break in when a person is either in the bathroom or asleep or gone. I keep a gun within arms reach at my chair and in bed, but there would be times when a person simply could not get to a firearm in time. Just be as prepared as you can be, that's all we can do.
  4. carver

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    Re: Are you prepared for home invation?

    There are many things that you can do. Always keep your doors locked is the first thing that comes to mind. Install alarms. Never be out of reach of at least a hand gun while in your home, or in your yard. Get a good watch dog. Install vidio survalance. Move to a better neighborhood. As I sit in my living room and type this, there is a .44spcl. withing inches of me, and a .44Mag lever gun with in 4'. My doors are locked, and both (only two outside doors) have alarms on them, as do my windows. And there are three large dogs looking at me wanting to go out!:D Am I paranoid? No! Just carefull, and I live in the country!;) Gotta go take care of dogs!:D
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  5. pinecone70

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    Re: Are you prepared for home invation?

    Better to be paranoid and reasonably safe than aloof and in danger, eh?

    I know paranoia has saved my bacon a couple of times.
  6. AL MOUNT

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    Re: Are you prepared for home invation?

    1. 200lb. English Mastiff at the foot of my bed.
    2. 80lb. Belgian Terveurn to the side of my bed
    3. 6lb. sharp eared Papillon on pillow above my head to wake us all up.
    4. S&W M-29 .44 Magnum under pillow
    5. 1911 .45 Auto also under pillow.


    With the exception ot the Mastiff snoring...:rolleyes:.... I sleep like a baby....:D
  7. islenos

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    80lbs AmStaff
    870 12ga with OO Buck
    S&W MP45
    Concrete floors for easy clean up
  8. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Well-Known Member

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    Re: Are you prepared for home invation?

    1. Alarm system on all exterior doors and windows.
    2. Always lock car and truck doors.
    3. Hurricane/security shutters on all windows and sliding doors for vacations.
    4. Double lock w/ deadbolt on all doors made of reinforced fiberglass.
    5. Mossberg HD 500 w/ "00" buck at bedside.
    6. Other toys scattered throughout the house.
    7. Tile floors for easy clean-up.
    8. Working on the dog.( wife has allergies)
  9. Terry_P

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    Re: Are you prepared for home invation?

    Good summary of how I feel. I have no idea how I will react or feel if it happens. I would like to think I will do my best to defend myself and family and try to be prepared for the worst.
  10. red14

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    Re: Are you prepared for home invation?

    13# Rat Terrier, 22# I don't know what with hyper ears, and all three of us are armed.
  11. blackcat_attilio

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    Re: Are you prepared for home invation?

    Another time, you're right Piney!
    :rolleyes: ...is it right to say "paranoia"? or better, are we sure that who looks for his safety is always a paranoid?...:rolleyes:
  12. pinecone70

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    Re: Are you prepared for home invation?

    I think you're right. Staying safe does not automatically equal paranoia, it is just the smart thing to do.
  13. Willie

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    Re: Are you prepared for home invation?

    All cars and trucks locked-even during the day when we are home.
    All windows and doors locked all the time. We carry and use keys at all times.
    Alarm system on and armed at night.
    Me-.45 and shotgun,wife .38 at all times when home.
    Watch chicken(banty hen) sleeps in house at nite. She would give them such a peck!
  14. durk

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    Re: Are you prepared for home invation?

    Ha ha, you have a chicken in the house. That made me laugh!!
  15. petesusn

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    Re: Are you prepared for home invation?

    Of course here in Kalifornia one is supposed to run in the opposite direction of the break in. And only God can help you should you shoot someone thretening your family.
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