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    I thought I would share a story about something that happened the first weekend of the year. My wife and my9 year old daughter went to visit some of her relatives and was gone from Friday morning until late Sunday evening.

    SoI was going to be a bachelor for the weekend which basically means i order a pizza and watch a DVD of some sort. Friday night about 11:00 PM my 20 year old son called and said that he would not be in and that he was stayingf at a friends house, no big deal means I have to house to myself.

    So I finally turn the TV off about 2:00 AM or so. Now like alot of guys I sleep in the nude, so I have my 1911 .45 on the nitestand (daughter calls this particular pistol Big Dawg) along with small light and cell phone.

    I was sound alseep when I heard the alarm chime go off (means door or window has been opened) I sit wide awake in bed and waited for the tell-telll lite in kitchen to come on from my son, I figured that he decided to come home after all. After a few seconds the light did not come on butI did notice a flashlight moving around in kitchen area.

    I grabbed my glasses my cell, the flashlight and of course Big Dawg. I kicked the saftey off and started down the hall clearing the door ways as I went, with the light off(did not want to let the person knowI was up) So I made it into the living room and there are a stranger in my house looking for things to take.

    I quickly turned on the flashlight and raise my 1911 up and was prepared to fire if need be. The guy turned around and to say the least was very surprised to see me. He took a couple of steps towards me and i holered at him not to move. I quickly flashed the light to my other hand so that he could see what he was facing and then back into his face (very bright sure fire light)I noticed that he was holding a very large hunting style knife I told him to drop the knife and to step away from it.

    He did and then I had him lay down on the carpet with hands up above his head and palms up. I then slowly moved over and turned on the over head light now that my eye sight had adjusted correctly.

    So here I am naked with light and cell phone in one hand and my 1911 in the other with a BG face down on my floor in front of me.No I know that in a short distance that someone with a knife can be just as dangerous as a man with a gun, soI was not taking my eyes off of him.

    I calleld the police and told them that I had an intruder in my house and that I did have a firearm pointed at him. I decsrcibed my self and gave instructions for police to safely enter my house, I also told the dispatcher thatI was undressed so that the police would not be taken off gaurd. I waited about 5-6 minutes on the phone with the dispatcher and then she told me that the police had arrived and was comming around to my back door.

    From my stand point I can see my back door clearly andI can be seen just as clear when they come through it. They opended my back gate (wood fence) and called out I told them to come in as I kept the BG at bay and being very careful not to even come close to pointing in wrong direction. They came in asked me to lower my weapon in which I did, Iset it down on the floor and stepped away from it. There was 1 male and 1 female officer, of course since I am standing there naked I was a little embarassed.

    They hand cuffed the BG and allowed me to re-gain some dignity by getting some cloths on. They took down all of the information and haulde him away. They were very professional about the entire ordeal and never gave me any grief about the gun

    I had, in fact one of the officers (the female officer) thanked me for being one of the Good Guys and providing the dispatcher with enough informatin where they had a good idea of what they were walking into.

    When I was watching TV before I went to bed I had let our little dog out and whenI let him back inI 1.) forgot to lock the back door, 2.) forgot to set the alarm Normaly me and my wife have each other covered because we both normally check and if she forgets to check I catch it and vice versa. I did not have her there to cover my oversight soI allowed the BG into my home, If it were not for the alarm chirp things could have turned out alot different.

    Everyone one walked away and the best part is I did not have to clean up a bunch of blood from my carpet. I am glad that all the years I have gone through some mental excercises on what if situations that I was in a clear enough state of mind to make at least some good decissions.

    Of course no matter how much you think you are prepared to face things like this you never really realize how much you really aren't prepared when it happens. Looking back of courseI could have done a few things different but over all I am happy the way it turned out. I survived without getting hurt and the embarassment of standing there naked infront of the two police officers, well I got over that pretty quick.



    Ok so now I am ready to open it up let me know where I dropped the ball


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    Augh! Paragraphs, man! My eyes! :shock:

    Other than that, I think you did good, other than forgetting to lock the door......bet that won't happen again. And I guarantee you those cops have seen far worse than a nekkid guy in his own house at 2 AM.......

    Oh yeah, and welcome to the forum! Hope you stick around and contribute to the discussions here. We need all the non-trolls we can get.

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    Funny how you don't seem so ridiculous standing naked in front of people when you are armed (nevermind how I know this). Glad you didn't have more difficulty. Well done.

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    compmanio365 wrote:
    Augh! Paragraphs, man! My eyes! :shock:

    Other than that, I think you did good, other than forgetting to lock the door......bet that won't happen again. And I guarantee you those cops have seen far worse than a nekkid guy in his own house at 2 AM.......

    Oh yeah, and welcome to the forum! Hope you stick around and contribute to the discussions here. We need all the non-trolls we can get.
    Sorry about not breaking it up. I have been a reader of these forms for awhile now and should have know better.

    Next time will be a cleaner format.

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    Funny how you don't seem so ridiculous standing naked in front of people when you are armed (nevermind how I know this). Glad you didn't have more difficulty. Well done.

    -ljp
    Yes that probaby does seem to make folks take you serious when you are armed.

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    Where did you drop the ball? Thats easy: You didn't do the "propeller" for the female officer...:P

    Seriously tho, you showed great restraint in not ventilating him in the first inch he approached (no pun intended). The second he would have made a forward movement, my triggerfinger would have made a rearward movement.

    Overall, glad you're still with us, welcome to the forum, and for gods sakes man, put on some freakin clothes!!!

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    Great sense of self control and handling the situation as it stands.

    As always, hindsight is 20/20, so you're able to learn from what went wrong to cause you to get into that situation, but once you're in it, you can only control the situation so much. You immediately took control and never lost it.

    There's nothing inherently wrong about it, as it obviously worked. But its for this very reason that I often sleep in my skivvies to at least have something around me if I ever have to get up and go quickly (fire or other emergency).

    A lot of people I know keep a "Ready bag" by their bed with a pair of PJs for themselves and anyone else in the family, as well as a flashlight.

    I keep a disposable phone charger in mine as well as a few other things.

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    zigziggityzoo wrote:
    Great sense of self control and handling the situation as it stands.

    As always, hindsight is 20/20, so you're able to learn from what went wrong to cause you to get into that situation, but once you're in it, you can only control the situation so much. You immediately took control and never lost it.

    There's nothing inherently wrong about it, as it obviously worked. But its for this very reason that I often sleep in my skivvies to at least have something around me if I ever have to get up and go quickly (fire or other emergency).

    A lot of people I know keep a "Ready bag" by their bed with a pair of PJs for themselves and anyone else in the family, as well as a flashlight.

    I keep a disposable phone charger in mine as well as a few other things.
    Well I do keep a few thing in a ready bag in case I have to leave teh house in a hurry and if I would have thought about it for 5 seconds more I would have gotten some clothes on.

    But again it worked out and in the end thats what really counts.

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    Glocks_Rock wrote:
    I thought I would share a story about something that happened the first weekend of the year.
    My wife a(nd) 9 year old daughter went to visit some of her relatives and was gone from Friday morning until late Sunday evening. So i was going to be a bachelor for the weekend which basically means i order a pizza and watch a DVD of some sort.
    Friday night about 11:00 PM my 20 year old son called and said that he would not be in and that he was stayingf at a friends house, no big deal means I have to house to myself. So I finally turn the TV off about 2:00 AM or so.
    Now like alot of guys I sleep in the nude, so I have my 1911 .45 on the nitestand (daughter calls this particular pistol Big Dawg) along with small light and cell phone. I was sound alseep when I heard the alarm chime go off (means door or window has been opened)
    I sit wide awake in bed and waited for the tell-telll lite in kitchen to come on from my son, I figured that he decided to come home after all. After a few seconds the light did not come on but i did notice a flashlight moving around in kitchen area.
    I grabbed my glasses my cell, the flashlight and of course Big Dawg. I kickeds the saftey off and started down the hall clearing the door ways as I went, with the light off(did not want to let the person know i was up) So I made it into the living room and there are a stranger in my house looking for things to take.
    I quickly turned on the flashlight and raise my 1911 up and was prepared to fire if need be. The guy turned around and to say the least was very surprised to see me.
    He took a couple of steps towards me and i holered at him not to move. I quickly flashed the light to my other hand so that he could see what he was facing and then back into his face (very bright sure fire light) i noticed that he was holding a very large hunting style knife I told him to drop the knife and to step away from it.He did and then I had him lay down on the carpet with hands up above his head and palms up.
    I then slowly moved over and turned on the over head light now that my eye sight had adjusted correctly. So here I am naked with light and cell phone in one hand and my 1911 in the other with a BG face down on my floor in front of me. No(w) I know that in a short distance that someone with a knife can be just as dangerous as a man with a gun, so i was not taking my eyes off of him.
    I calleld the police and told the(m) that I had an intruder in my house and that I did have a firearm pointed at him. I decsrcibed my self and gave instructions for police to safely enter my house, I also told the dispatcher that i was undressed so that the police would not be taken off gaurd.
    I waited about 5-6 minutes on the phone with the dispatcher and then she told me that the police had arrived and was comming around to my back door. from my stand point I can see my back door clearly and i can be seen just as clear when they come through it.
    They opended my back gate (wood fence) and called out I told them to come in as I kept the BG at bay and being very careful not to even come close to pointing in wrong direction. They came in asked me to lower my weapon in which I did,
    Iset it down on the floor and stepped away from it. There was 1 male and 1 female officer, of course since I am standing there naked I was a little embarassed. They hand cuffed the BG and allowed me to re-gain some dignity by getting some cloths on.
    They took down all of the information and haul(ed) him away. They were very professional about the entire ordeal and never gave me any grief about the gun I had, in fact one of the officers (the female officer) thanked me for being one of the Good Guys and providing the dispatcher with enough informatin where they had a good idea of what they were walking into.
    When I was watching TV before I went to bed I had let our little dog out and whenI let him back inI 1.) forgot to lock the back door, 2.) forgot to set the alarm Normaly me and my wife has each other covered because we both normally check and if she forgets to check I catch it and vice versa. I did not have her there to cover my oversight soI allowed the BG into my home, If it were not for the alarm chirp things could have turned out alot different.
    Everyone one walked away and the best pa(r)t is I did not have to clean up a bunch of blood from my carpet. I am glad that all the years I have gone through some mental excercises on what if situations that I was in a clear enough state of mind to make at least some good decissions.
    Of course no matter how much you think you are prepared to face things like this you never really realize how much you really aren't prepared when it happens. Looking back of course i could have done a few things different but over all I am happy the way it turned out. I survived without getting hurt and the embarassment of standing there naked infront of the two police officers, well I got over that pretty quick.



    Ok so now I am ready to open it up let me know where I dropped the ball
    I Took the liberty of puting a few line breaks in this to make it easier to read.

    First off are you in west Virginia? Your wife is your9 year old daughter?:what: Just kidding.

    I think you did just fine. You stopped the bad guy. Nobody got hurt. The Bad Guy actually got CAUGHT:celebrate. And your family and home are safe again.

    Your correctly evaluated the your performance and looked for ways to improve your defensive posture for the future. You identified areas for improvement and ways to make things work better are now in place.

    IF I had one single word for you to think about for the futureit would be "Skivvies"!:what:

    THae female LEO will be in counciling for months all because you refused to wear skivies to bed.
    "Research has shown that a 230 grain lead pellet placed just behind the ear at 850 FPS results in a permanent cure for violent criminal behavior."
    "If you are not getting Flak, you are not over the target"
    "186,000 Miles per second! ... Not just a good idea ... It's the law!"

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    Hawkflyer wrote:
    Glocks_Rock wrote:
    I thought I would share a story about something that happened the first weekend of the year.
    My wife a(nd) 9 year old daughter went to visit some of her relatives and was gone from Friday morning until late Sunday evening. So i was going to be a bachelor for the weekend which basically means i order a pizza and watch a DVD of some sort.
    Friday night about 11:00 PM my 20 year old son called and said that he would not be in and that he was stayingf at a friends house, no big deal means I have to house to myself. So I finally turn the TV off about 2:00 AM or so.
    Now like alot of guys I sleep in the nude, so I have my 1911 .45 on the nitestand (daughter calls this particular pistol Big Dawg) along with small light and cell phone. I was sound alseep when I heard the alarm chime go off (means door or window has been opened)
    I sit wide awake in bed and waited for the tell-telll lite in kitchen to come on from my son, I figured that he decided to come home after all. After a few seconds the light did not come on but i did notice a flashlight moving around in kitchen area.
    I grabbed my glasses my cell, the flashlight and of course Big Dawg. I kickeds the saftey off and started down the hall clearing the door ways as I went, with the light off(did not want to let the person know i was up) So I made it into the living room and there are a stranger in my house looking for things to take.
    I quickly turned on the flashlight and raise my 1911 up and was prepared to fire if need be. The guy turned around and to say the least was very surprised to see me.
    He took a couple of steps towards me and i holered at him not to move. I quickly flashed the light to my other hand so that he could see what he was facing and then back into his face (very bright sure fire light) i noticed that he was holding a very large hunting style knife I told him to drop the knife and to step away from it.He did and then I had him lay down on the carpet with hands up above his head and palms up.
    I then slowly moved over and turned on the over head light now that my eye sight had adjusted correctly. So here I am naked with light and cell phone in one hand and my 1911 in the other with a BG face down on my floor in front of me. No(w) I know that in a short distance that someone with a knife can be just as dangerous as a man with a gun, so i was not taking my eyes off of him.
    I calleld the police and told the(m) that I had an intruder in my house and that I did have a firearm pointed at him. I decsrcibed my self and gave instructions for police to safely enter my house, I also told the dispatcher that i was undressed so that the police would not be taken off gaurd.
    I waited about 5-6 minutes on the phone with the dispatcher and then she told me that the police had arrived and was comming around to my back door. from my stand point I can see my back door clearly and i can be seen just as clear when they come through it.
    They opended my back gate (wood fence) and called out I told them to come in as I kept the BG at bay and being very careful not to even come close to pointing in wrong direction. They came in asked me to lower my weapon in which I did,
    Iset it down on the floor and stepped away from it. There was 1 male and 1 female officer, of course since I am standing there naked I was a little embarassed. They hand cuffed the BG and allowed me to re-gain some dignity by getting some cloths on.
    They took down all of the information and haul(ed) him away. They were very professional about the entire ordeal and never gave me any grief about the gun I had, in fact one of the officers (the female officer) thanked me for being one of the Good Guys and providing the dispatcher with enough informatin where they had a good idea of what they were walking into.
    When I was watching TV before I went to bed I had let our little dog out and whenI let him back inI 1.) forgot to lock the back door, 2.) forgot to set the alarm Normaly me and my wife has each other covered because we both normally check and if she forgets to check I catch it and vice versa. I did not have her there to cover my oversight soI allowed the BG into my home, If it were not for the alarm chirp things could have turned out alot different.
    Everyone one walked away and the best pa(r)t is I did not have to clean up a bunch of blood from my carpet. I am glad that all the years I have gone through some mental excercises on what if situations that I was in a clear enough state of mind to make at least some good decissions.
    Of course no matter how much you think you are prepared to face things like this you never really realize how much you really aren't prepared when it happens. Looking back of course i could have done a few things different but over all I am happy the way it turned out. I survived without getting hurt and the embarassment of standing there naked infront of the two police officers, well I got over that pretty quick.



    Ok so now I am ready to open it up let me know where I dropped the ball
    I Took the liberty of puting a few line breaks in this to make it easier to read.

    First off are you in west Virginia? Your wife is your9 year old daughter?:what: Just kidding.

    I think you did just fine. You stopped the bad guy. Nobody got hurt. The Bad Guy actually got CAUGHT:celebrate. And your family and home are safe again.

    Your correctly evaluated the your performance and looked for ways to improve your defensive posture for the future. You identified areas for improvement and ways to make things work better are now in place.

    IF I had one single word for you to think about for the futureit would be "Skivvies"!:what:

    THae female LEO will be in counciling for months all because you refused to wear skivies to bed.
    Typing is not and has never been one of my strong points. And I guess that the female officer will just have to sue the department for the image that is burned into the back of her her retinals.

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    Your correctly evaluated the your performance and looked for ways to improve your defensive posture for the future. You identified areas for improvement and ways to make things work better are now in place.
    +1 Bad guy caught, you and yours safe, no mess to clean up sound like a good outcome to me.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    One... "Knife"... That's all it'd take for meto trip the bang switch. Two... Put some skivvies on.

    Retinals? :what:

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    I order a pizza and watch a DVD of some sort = porn

    I decsrcibed my self and gave instructions for police to safely enter my house = I'll be the naked guy with the gun.

    I'm just messing with you dude, you did a damn fine job. I'm glad everything turned out so well for you. Much better to have him caught than have to clean the house. Also, you would have been justified in shooting him because he had a knife, however justified it is you still have to live with killing someone. I've never killed anyone unjustly and still think about everyone of them and their families. Don't get me wrong, I don't lose any sleep over it, but it's still on my mind. Bad guys have loved ones to.

    ETA +1 on the helicopter. I almost pissed myself laughing.

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    I order a pizza and watch a DVD of some sort = porn

    I decsrcibed my self and gave instructions for police to safely enter my house = I'll be the naked guy with the gun.

    I'm just messing with you dude, you did a damn fine job. I'm glad everything turned out so well for you. Much better to have him caught than have to clean the house. Also, you would have been justified in shooting him because he had a knife, however justified it is you still have to live with killing someone. I've never killed anyone unjustly and still think about everyone of them and their families. Don't get me wrong, I don't lose any sleep over it, but it's still on my mind. Bad guys have loved ones to.

    ETA +1 on the helicopter. I almost pissed myself laughing.
    actually the DVD = journey to center of the earth and I am sure that the dispatcher was having to stiffle her laugh, I know i would if I was in her place, and yes thinking back and thinking of how it must have sounded to her it is very funny.

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    Glocks_Rock wrote:
    ...SNIP
    So here I am naked with light and cell phone in one hand and my 1911 in the other with a BG face down on my floor in front of me.
    SNIP...
    Now that I think about it, I think this is our own NakedShoplifter, posting under an alias.:what:



    (sorry Glocks a target of opportunity on another forum member, watch and you'll see)
    "Research has shown that a 230 grain lead pellet placed just behind the ear at 850 FPS results in a permanent cure for violent criminal behavior."
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    Hawkflyer wrote:
    Glocks_Rock wrote:
    ...SNIP
    So here I am naked with light and cell phone in one hand and my 1911 in the other with a BG face down on my floor in front of me.
    SNIP...
    Now that I think about it, I think this is our own NakedShoplifter, posting under an alias.:what:



    (sorry Glocks a target of opportunity on another forum member, watch and you'll see)
    WellI am an equal oppurtunity gun owner, I have glcok, kel-tec, kimbers, khars, S&W, Bersa,.. so basically if you can pull a trigger and it goes bang I LIKE IT

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    Hawkflyer wrote:
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    ...SNIP
    So here I am naked with light and cell phone in one hand and my 1911 in the other with a BG face down on my floor in front of me.
    SNIP...
    Now that I think about it, I think this is our own NakedShoplifter, posting under an alias.:what:



    (sorry Glocks a target of opportunity on another forum member, watch and you'll see)
    The 1911 just happen to be to one I had on that day normally I carry a g33 very easy to conceal, but on that day I changed it up and was carrying the 1911

    But it is all good. Glocks have always been a target. I used to HATE them.


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    Glocks_Rock wrote:
    ...SNIP
    normally I carry a g33 very easy to conceal, but on that day I changed it up and was carrying the 1911

    SNIP...
    Ok.... I can't ... I just can't pass up an opening like this...

    WHERE EXACTLY WOULD YOU HAVE CONCEALED THE G33 IF YOU HAD IT INSTEAD?
    "Research has shown that a 230 grain lead pellet placed just behind the ear at 850 FPS results in a permanent cure for violent criminal behavior."
    "If you are not getting Flak, you are not over the target"
    "186,000 Miles per second! ... Not just a good idea ... It's the law!"

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    Hawkflyer wrote:
    Glocks_Rock wrote:
    ...SNIP
    normally I carry a g33 very easy to conceal, but on that day I changed it up and was carrying the 1911

    SNIP...
    Ok.... I can't ... I just can't pass up an opening like this...

    WHERE EXACTLY WOULD YOU HAVE CONCEALED THE G33 IF YOU HAD IT INSTEAD?
    Being naked, that just has to violate muzzle discipline! :shock:

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    Decoligny wrote:
    Hawkflyer wrote:
    Glocks_Rock wrote:
    ...SNIP
    normally I carry a g33 very easy to conceal, but on that day I changed it up and was carrying the 1911

    SNIP...
    Ok.... I can't ... I just can't pass up an opening like this...

    WHERE EXACTLY WOULD YOU HAVE CONCEALED THE G33 IF YOU HAD IT INSTEAD?
    Being naked, that just has to violate muzzle discipline! :shock:
    Thats just WRONG on so may levels. Open mouth insert foot

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    Glocks_Rock wrote:
    Decoligny wrote:
    Hawkflyer wrote:
    Glocks_Rock wrote:
    ...SNIP
    normally I carry a g33 very easy to conceal, but on that day I changed it up and was carrying the 1911

    SNIP...
    Ok.... I can't ... I just can't pass up an opening like this...

    WHERE EXACTLY WOULD YOU HAVE CONCEALED THE G33 IF YOU HAD IT INSTEAD?
    Being naked, that just has to violate muzzle discipline! :shock:
    Thats just WRONG on so may levels. Open mouth insert foot
    LMAO ... What ever you do don't lose your sense of humor.
    "Research has shown that a 230 grain lead pellet placed just behind the ear at 850 FPS results in a permanent cure for violent criminal behavior."
    "If you are not getting Flak, you are not over the target"
    "186,000 Miles per second! ... Not just a good idea ... It's the law!"

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    Hawkflyer wrote:
    Glocks_Rock wrote:
    Decoligny wrote:
    Hawkflyer wrote:
    Glocks_Rock wrote:
    ...SNIP
    normally I carry a g33 very easy to conceal, but on that day I changed it up and was carrying the 1911

    SNIP...
    Ok.... I can't ... I just can't pass up an opening like this...

    WHERE EXACTLY WOULD YOU HAVE CONCEALED THE G33 IF YOU HAD IT INSTEAD?
    Being naked, that just has to violate muzzle discipline! :shock:
    Thats just WRONG on so may levels. Open mouth insert foot
    LMAO ... What ever you do don't lose your sense of humor.
    I almost died laughing when I read that. i see right now I am going to really enjoy being a member and not just a reader of the forums.

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    I'm going to respond in [colored italictext in brackets] in the middle of your quote, since it's easiest to respond piece by piece that way. I realize I am Monday morning quarterbacking here and I don't at all intend to be negative. I hope you'll take everything constructively.

    Before I go on though, I'd just like to say that since it ended well and you weren't hurt, you (by definition) did the right thing even though I think you made a few mistakes.

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    I was sound alseep when I heard the alarm chime go off (means door or window has been opened) I sit wide awake in bed and waited for the tell-telll lite in kitchen to come on from my son, I figured that he decided to come home after all. After a few seconds the light did not come on butI did notice a flashlight moving around in kitchen area.

    I grabbed my glasses my cell, the flashlight and of course Big Dawg. I kicked the saftey off and started down the hall clearing the door ways as I went, with the light off(did not want to let the person knowI was up)[Perfect response so far.]So I made it into the living room and there are a stranger in my house looking for things to take.

    I quickly turned on the flashlight and raise my 1911 up and was prepared to fire if need be. [good so far] The guy turned around and to say the least was very surprised to see me. He took a couple of steps towards me and i holered at him not to move. [Mistake: you should have fired the instant he moved towards you with the gun. This hesitation could have cost you your life.] I quickly flashed the light to my other hand so that he could see what he was facing and then back into his face (very bright sure fire light)I noticed that he was holding a very large hunting style knife I told him to drop the knife and to step away from it.[Mistake: flashing the light around may have warned him, but it also may have distracted you since you were devoting at least part of your thought to showing him your gun, meaning he could have lunged and surprised you here as well.]

    He did and then I had him lay down on the carpet with hands up above his head and palms up. I then slowly moved over and turned on the over head light now that my eye sight had adjusted correctly.[Good recovery of a bad situation.]

    So here I am naked with light and cell phone in one hand and my 1911 in the other with a BG face down on my floor in front of me.No[w] I know that in a short distance that someone with a knife can be just as dangerous as a man with a gun, soI was not taking my eyes off of him.[You knew, but you forgot when it mattered and he had the knife and was moving toward you. Adrenaline makes this type of thinking difficult, but it's no less crucial.]

    I calleld the police and told them that I had an intruder in my house and that I did have a firearm pointed at him. I decsrcibed my self and gave instructions for police to safely enter my house, I also told the dispatcher thatI was undressed so that the police would not be taken off gaurd. I waited about 5-6 minutes on the phone with the dispatcher and then she told me that the police had arrived and was comming around to my back door.[Excellent call to police. Letting them know which guy was the good guy, which guy was the bad guy, where you were in the house with the firearm, and where they could enter safely was perfect. I don't think you could have done that better.]

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    They were very professional about the entire ordeal and never gave me any grief about the gun

    I had, in fact one of the officers (the female officer) thanked me for being one of the Good Guys and providing the dispatcher with enough informatin where they had a good idea of what they were walking into.[I'd take this to mean that you could have shot him when he lunged, and it still would have worked out for you with no charges filed. This is an assumption though.]

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    Everyone one walked away and the best part is I did not have to clean up a bunch of blood from my carpet.[I agree. Not having tolive with taking the life of another human, face a jury, and clean up blood from your carpet is priceless. I'm glad it worked out sowell for you.] I am glad that all the years I have gone through some mental excercises on what if situations that I was in a clear enough state of mind to make at least some good decissions.[I think hesitating to shoot the instant he lunged at you and flashing the light to your pistolwere bad decisions. Thankfully the rest of your decisions were great and the encounter ended well.]

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    Ok so now I am ready to open it up let me know where I dropped the ball
    I know quoting like this makes it hard to reply to if anyone wants to quote me, but it seemed the easiest way to do it given the way it was written.

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    Congrats on successfully handling a home invasion.

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    Female Officer: "Sir, could you holster that weapon?"

    So sorry...

    Good outcome, good job.. and welcome to OCDO!

    J

    "All hail J! All hail J!"

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