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    Armed with a stopwatch and my Sig, I realized very quickly, the lack of efficacy of UOC.
    Although a wholehearted suppoter of UOC for political statement, neutered right and general defense, I fully see its inadequacies.

    When considering the Tueller drill, (has anyone been successful in accomplishing it within time or modified with time?), I start to wonder what distances can be considered reasonable to feel threatened. With a court of law in mind.

    Obviously, opening fire on someone at the edge of your property is not an immediate danger to you, whether or not they had a knife. At least, it would be impossible to conclusively prove in a court of law.
    I factor in a retention holster, drawing and loading the mag to the drill, extending the time/distance of the drill, and come up fruitless.
    Being forced to choose UOC over disarmament, doesn't change the reasonable distance to open fire on an attacker does it?

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    heliopolissolutions wrote:
    Obviously, opening fire on someone at the edge of your property is not an immediate danger to you, whether or not they had a knife. At least, it would be impossible to conclusively prove in a court of law.
    I factor in a retention holster, drawing and loading the mag to the drill, extending the time/distance of the drill, and come up fruitless.
    Being forced to choose UOC over disarmament, doesn't change the reasonable distance to open fire on an attacker does it?
    When I'm at home, on my property, I LOC. If someone wants to bring a knife to a gunfight, I won't argue with them.

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    yelohamr wrote:
    heliopolissolutions wrote:
    Obviously, opening fire on someone at the edge of your property is not an immediate danger to you, whether or not they had a knife. At least, it would be impossible to conclusively prove in a court of law.
    I factor in a retention holster, drawing and loading the mag to the drill, extending the time/distance of the drill, and come up fruitless.
    Being forced to choose UOC over disarmament, doesn't change the reasonable distance to open fire on an attacker does it?
    When I'm at home, on my property, I LOC. If someone wants to bring a knife to a gunfight, I won't argue with them.
    Big +1 to that.

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    Yelohamr: Thank goodness that we are 'allowed' to LOC on our own property, in MOST cases. However, proving a legitimate threat to ones safety is a challenge for many self defense cases.
    The purpose of the Tueller drill, where it applies, is that there is a distance of which it is logical and reasonable to believe that yourself is in danger when faced with a knife-wielding attacker, and where you could respond to that.

    With UOC, that margin of safety just got a whole second or two bigger. How does this tie into convincing a court of law of your innocence? (Because yes, pathetically enough, the victim must provide proof of their innocence in many cases)


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    If someone was on my property with some type of weapon and I was in the house, I would call 911. The bringing a knife to a gunfight was meant if that person broke into the house and put someone in danger.
    I don't advocate shooting someone just because they're in your yard or driveway...even if they are a liberal.

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    The sad reality is that UOC is not a viable defense to a knife-attack against your person. Even a loaded firearm is a marginal defense unless you have some advance warning of the impending attack. In my experience, the two guys with knives didn't let me know they had knives until they were about 6 feet away. Even a loaded firearm might not have been enough to save my life had those men decided to end it.

    The situation the state puts us in is to use other tools of self defense. For example, you may actually be better off using blunt objects to fight off an attacker than trying to load your gun. Unless you're physically disabled in some way that prevents hand-to-hand combat... then I guess you're just screwed. You may as well just grab your cell phone and scream a description of your attacker to the 9-1-1 operator in hopes they'll catch the guy once you're dead.

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    CA_Libertarian wrote:
    Isn't it wonderful knowing the state is here to take care of us? Especially the physically disadvantaged among us?
    Once you know the state wants you dead, it's a lot easier to understand the reasoning for the myriad of problems they create to lead to that effect.


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    heliopolissolutions wrote:
    [SNIP]With UOC, that margin of safety just got a whole second or two bigger. How does this tie into convincing a court of law of your innocence? (Because yes, pathetically enough, the victim must provide proof of their innocence in many cases)
    So, what's the alternative? Don't build in a extra margin of safety and end up dead?

    Do what you need to do to protect your family and yourself.

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    heliopolissolutions wrote:
    Armed with a stopwatch and my Sig, I realized very quickly, the lack of efficacy of UOC.
    Although a wholehearted suppoter of UOC for political statement, neutered right and general defense, I fully see its inadequacies.

    When considering the Tueller drill, (has anyone been successful in accomplishing it within time or modified with time?), I start to wonder what distances can be considered reasonable to feel threatened. With a court of law in mind.

    Obviously, opening fire on someone at the edge of your property is not an immediate danger to you, whether or not they had a knife. At least, it would be impossible to conclusively prove in a court of law.
    I factor in a retention holster, drawing and loading the mag to the drill, extending the time/distance of the drill, and come up fruitless.
    Being forced to choose UOC over disarmament, doesn't change the reasonable distance to open fire on an attacker does it?
    UOC (and LUCC for that matter) seem like more of an option for when you see a threat coming but don't have a safe way out or for some (hopefully justifiable) reason, your are initiating contact with the threat. Neither seem like viable options for surprise attacks if you intend to use the gun in a traditional sense. Lucky for you, your gun is an incredibly effective hand weapon even when it is unloaded. Like learning to shoot, it isn't something you learn overnight, but kubotan techniques take on a whole new level of hurt when you apply them with a handgun, and most techniques land you in a position where you can load the gun while controlling the attacker. Unloaded gun vs. knife is a surprisingly fair fight (not that a fair fight is a good thing, but it is better than an unfair fight with you on the losing end).

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    CA_Libertarian wrote:
    The sad reality is that UOC is not a viable defense to a knife-attack against your person. Even a loaded firearm is a marginal defense unless you have some advance warning of the impending attack. In my experience, the two guys with knives didn't let me know they had knives until they were about 6 feet away. Even a loaded firearm might not have been enough to save my life had those men decided to end it.

    The situation the state puts us in is to use other tools of self defense. For example, you may actually be better off using blunt objects to fight off an attacker than trying to load your gun. Unless you're physically disabled in some way that prevents hand-to-hand combat... then I guess you're just screwed. You may as well just grab your cell phone and scream a description of your attacker to the 9-1-1 operator in hopes they'll catch the guy once you're dead.

    Isn't it wonderful knowing the state is here to take care of us? Especially the physically disadvantaged among us?
    That blunt object to which you refer would be your not yet loaded gun. Seriously, loaded or not, it is a great weapon. If you want to go crazy, slap one of these on and get a custom holster to fit:

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    Maybe not the best knife to cut the cake at the office party with...

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    heliopolissolutions wrote:
    Maybe not the best knife to cut the cake at the office party with...
    Becky, keep your finger off trigger when cutting your retirement cake. K, thanks.

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