openryan wrote:Getting a little "tunnel vision" on the gun, I think. Broaden the scope a bit.I hope this is the proper place to post this, it is the best fit I found .
I am curious as to the suggestion, ideas, experience this brings forth.
1) If you were confronted in by someone with a firearm, how would you react, would you pull your gun immediately (cc or oc)?
2) If a home invasion was in progress and you were caught off gaurd (sleeping perhaps), and you were being held hostage, how would you diffuse the situation or separate yourself from the situation to gain access to your firearm.
Feel free to answer either or both questions, like I said, maybe I can take some advice from the rest of you and keep it in mind.
Generally, I don't think you're gonna beat a drawn gun. 1.25-2 seconds, if that is an average draw time, is a long time available for the other guy to pull the trigger.
I think you're going to have to look to other options.
Also, the possible scenarios are far too numerous. You'll need to define the circumstances a good bit, I'm thinking.
Is he talking, or has he already shot your spouse? Is he suicidal? Are you tied up? Etc.
It may be that the best bet is to wait til he turns his back and you and your spouse just dive out the window and leave the gun in the nightstand drawer.