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Old 02-26-2012, 11:06 PM
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I can't help but wonder what would have happened if it was a .45acp




http://fox8.com/2012/02/24/homeowner...-in-the-chest/
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:05 AM
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The hole probably would have been .13" bigger Who knows? Could have been the same, could have turned out completely different.

I'm just as interested in the fact that the BG was wearing a holster. I was under the impression that was something the criminal types usually didn't bother with.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:58 AM
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Or a 12 gauge....
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:25 PM
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The old fellow did a good job .

It would of been better if he had a .45 but at least he had a .32 .


You know the rule bring gun and if all you got is a .32 bring that
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:43 PM
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No mention of any immediate or pending actions against the home owner. I would hope nothing would happen to him, but in today's world I wonder. Any further info on follow up with the old
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:57 PM
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^ I know what should happen ..


Someone should buy the old guy a beer
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:19 AM
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Believe it or not, George Patton swore by a .32, and carried one around with him all over.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:26 AM
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Believe it or not, George Patton swore by a .32, and carried one around with him all over.
Dillinger too?
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:36 AM
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Believe it or not, George Patton swore by a .32, and carried one around with him all over.
If I had a .45 Colt on one hip and a .357 Magnum on the other, I would feel comfortable with a .32 tucked in my waist band too.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:06 AM
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If it had been a 45 or 10, it might have saved the taxpayers a lot of money!
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:10 PM
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If it had been a 45 or 10, it might have saved the taxpayers a lot of money!
That is just another good reason to carry a .45.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:49 AM
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I could not agree more!! i was working my way to the bottom to write just that lmao
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:41 AM
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The bg was unable to do any harm, I guess this time a 32 was enough.... I'll keep my .38's and 45's though... I do have a P3AT.

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Old 03-22-2012, 07:29 AM
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If it runs reliably and you can put rounds on target, caliber (IMO) is secondary but still a consideration.

This guy was shot twice with a 45, in the chest....and lived conspiracy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz4tOc1GLgo
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:38 AM
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If it had been a 45 or 10, it might have saved the taxpayers a lot of money!
You are kidding right? I say the following In a friendly manner.

It was a kid. The .32 stopped him and the cops caught him. He will recover, stand trial, and hopefully never return to a life of crime (the odds are against it, but that is the goal).

Why would you wish he had died? To save money? What if it was your kid, would you hope he was killed to save money?

I normally wouldnt call someone out publically like this, but it's uneducated comments like that which hurts gun owners by depicting us as a bunch of blood thirsty Rambo's. You don't think those who would like to regulate guns surf these boards and document comments like that?

Now i know you dont really mean what you posted, and it was simply a flippant comment. So, Please let's keep things professional, this is a public space, not your buddy's basement next to the pool table.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:58 AM
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:28 PM
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I had a neighbor in an apartment complex I lived in about 20 years ago get shot and killed by his lady friend. Well, maybe not that much of a friend I suppose. Anyway, it was a single .25acp to the heart and he died on the spot, or at least so said the police. About the "on the spot" part... that he died was not in doubt.

Point being, you never know how a person is going to react to being shot.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:17 AM
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In this case, I doubt that a 45 would've been any more successful.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:13 AM
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You are kidding right? I say the following In a friendly manner.

It was a kid. The .32 stopped him and the cops caught him. He will recover, stand trial, and hopefully never return to a life of crime (the odds are against it, but that is the goal).

Why would you wish he had died? To save money? What if it was your kid, would you hope he was killed to save money?

I normally wouldnt call someone out publically like this, but it's uneducated comments like that which hurts gun owners by depicting us as a bunch of blood thirsty Rambo's. You don't think those who would like to regulate guns surf these boards and document comments like that?

Now i know you dont really mean what you posted, and it was simply a flippant comment. So, Please let's keep things professional, this is a public space, not your buddy's basement next to the pool table.
irs called america where we have freedom of speech. They have their right to feel that way.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:25 AM
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:58 AM
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I thought the idea was to stop the threat when it comes to self defense? Or is selfdefense only adequate if someone uses deadly force and it results in a death?
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:09 AM
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I thought the idea was to stop the threat when it comes to self defense? Or is selfdefense only adequate if someone uses deadly force and it results in a death?
The former is accurate and what I subscribe to.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:23 AM
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I get a kick out of the way the news media reports these crimes. Guess what piece of info (once again) is missing from that report.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:15 PM
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I read a recent article in I think it was Guns and Ammo that after a study was researched, it takes one to two shots in any caliber from 9mm to .45 to stop a bad guy. Mind you, shot placement counts, but from 9mm to .45 its still one to two shots. I know this was a .32 but still I don't want to be shot with it.
Just my two cents.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:48 PM
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Overall I'd say things worked out well. Another good factor to this non-lethal shooting is that the shooter won't have much emotional fallout. No matter how necessary or justified a killing is, it can haunt someone for life. We all know that combat vets gotta deal with that. Some never get over it. So, again, I say things worked out well.
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