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Don't bring a sword to a gunfight...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Preacherman, Oct 6, 2005.

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  1. Preacherman

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    From the Denver Channel (http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/5051208/detail.html):

    Man With Sword Confronts Burglars, Gets Shot

    Three Men Enter Home Wearing Ski Masks, Dark Clothing

    POSTED: 12:19 pm MDT October 3, 2005
    UPDATED: 6:50 pm MDT October 3, 2005

    LONE TREE, Colo. -- A 20-year-old man in Lone Tree is recovering from his injuries after he confronted three burglars in his home with a samurai sword and was shot in the leg.

    The man is in stable condition at a local hospital. Police have not released his identity, 7NEWS reported.

    The Douglas County Sheriff's Department said a woman called 911 just after 12:30 a.m. Monday, saying that her boyfriend was jolted awake by a noise inside the home. The woman said when her boyfriend went to investigate the noise, he saw three masked men rifling through the house, grabbing money and other valuables.

    When the masked men fled the house through a side door in the garage, the victim then grabbed a sword and went out the front door to confront them, 7NEWS reported. That is when one of the burglars turned around and fired a single shot at the victim, authorities said.

    Neighbors said they heard a loud noise that sounded like fireworks and then they saw the burglars flee in a dark sedan.

    "I saw two guys getting into a dark vehicle, I believe it was black, and they were heading north on Mercury Drive with no lights on," said a neighbor, who wanted to be identified only as Robin.

    Police are looking for three men, described as a black man, a Hispanic man, and a white man.

    The Hispanic suspect is said to be a husky or overweight man about 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds, with brown hair and dark black eyebrows. The black suspect was described as thin man with a light complexion who was about 5 feet 11 inches tall and between 130 to 140 pounds. The white suspect was said to be muscular, about 6 feet tall, and 150 to 160 pounds.

    They were wearing ski masks and dark clothing from head to toe, including black gloves and black windbreaker pullovers, deputies said.

    Investigators would not say how much money was taken or what valuables are missing. The home intrusion occurred in the 13000 block of Mercury Drive, near Park Meadows Mall.

    Others who were in the home at the time were not hurt. The victim rents the home with three other men.

    Investigators believe that the victim did not know the burglars and the crime was random.

    Neighbors are a bit alarmed that burglars could be so brazen.

    "It's scary. Maybe they were trying to get into my house and my dogs scared them off. I don't know," said Robin.

    Deputies believe that the intruders entered the home through a side door connected to the garage.

    Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Douglas County Sheriff's Office tip line at (303) 660-7579.
     
  2. El Tejon

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    Apparently the burglars do not read THR or they would seen the sword thread in S & T and realize what a highly lethal weapon the sword is. :D
     
  3. geekWithA.45

    geekWithA.45 Moderator Emeritus

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    Swords are for when you run out of ammo.

    Having a 3 foot long sharp stick to wave around is more comforting than having an 8 inch $1k club.

    And that's about it.
     
  4. Camp David

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    THIS SEEMS LIKE A GOOD POST TO ASK=>

    Do any of you know a vendor that makes good swords custom made?

    I have purchased three swords in the last few years and each of them broke; my experience is that most of those selling swords today make them for ornamental purposes rather than traditional defense...Although these swords look great, a few light hits generally breaks them at grip/pommel...

    I need a good quality steel sword that is one solid piece, from hilt to tip...and tang (steel inside of pommel grip) is not reduced to tube, which will invariably break...

    Anyone?
     
  5. AirForceShooter

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    he chased them with a sword.
    Calling Mr. Darwin.

    AFS
     
  6. Telperion

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    Can't help wondering if this is one those guys who says, "Guns are for pussies, anyone who comes after me, I've got a sword!" :D
     
  7. kage genin

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    "Ebony and Ivory... together in perfect harmony...." :neener:
    What a true 'melting pot' America is :p
     
  8. Mr.None

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    sword shooting

    Man i think that who brings a sword to a gun fight is an prity big ass.
    What does he think taht hes an jedy or what?

    Once i was wathing the TV and a hawe seen an black "ninja" in the front of the mall and he was the one who think that the police will be afraid from a black assholl whit a sword.

    But ... il tell ya that they shoot at him whit those lil sacks whit leed or what and he was stil standing.
    Later he was shot whit a lil peper spray but still nothing.

    but he gived up when they aparid him whit a firehose and throud a leter in him.


    So i think KIDS dont play that your a ninja becose theyl sooner or later will shoot your ass. :scrutiny:
     
  9. Third_Rail

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    Camp David, check your PMs.
     
  10. 50 Freak

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    One word: DUMAS

    Chasing three armed robbers with a basically a long "kitchen knife". What was this guy thinking? Probably thought he'd deflect their bullets with his sword and then as they threw their empty guns at him, he'd finish them off. :banghead: :banghead:
     
  11. boofus

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    Shoulda used the Jedi mind trick on them.

    "These aren't the valuables you're looking for."
     
  12. SalukiFan

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    Ah. This reminds me of an experience that I had a couple of years ago.

    I walked into a geek store called "The Dragon's Claw" (you know, one of those places that sells Klingon accessories, chainmail, ninja gear, etc.) and saw a sickly looking guy with a black trench coat and a scraggly ponytail holding a katana.

    He was waving the thankfully unsharpened sword around and mouthing off to his friends. He said, and I quote:

    "Yeah, if anyone ever broke into my house, I would pull out my katana and say, 'You can leave now...or you can leave later...'

    'IN PIECES!'

    I ran out of the store, LMAO. :D
    Unbelievable - someone actually tried this lunacy!
     
  13. Mongo the Mutterer

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    Okay, we got a description of these racially diverse theives.

    Wow. Good Descriptions.

    Okay, maybe I'm dense, but this crime happened at 12:30 AM (night). Who got these descriptions and how did they get them? The homeowner? If he could see these guys so good with their ski masks and dark clothing, why didn't he see the guns they shot him with? Doesn't make any sense.

    More accurate newpaper reporting, as usual.
     
  14. LaEscopeta

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    I doubt this is a true story, but supposedly President Reagan met some WWII Medal of Honor winners at a Veteran’s Day event, and asked one of them how he single handedly held off a platoon of Japanese. “Well Mr. President, first they tried a Banzai change, and I took careful aim and first shot the guy waving the sword around.”
    “Ahh,” said Reagan “You took out the officer first.”
    “NO!” he said “I shot the guy waving the damn sword. Have you ever had someone come at you with a sword? You’d shoot him first too. Either that or run away.”

    Mr.None, I’m hoping English is not your first language.
     
  15. Luchtaine

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    I think it was joke post but what do I know. yeah the Japanese seemed to think the Bonzai charge was viable I mean they put bayonets on their machineguns even. High rate of fire no sir heavy base for my bayonet.
     
  16. RaggedClaws

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    LaEscopeta, that scene was in the book Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson :)
     
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    hahahahahaha! This wasn't in Kentucky was it? If so i think i know the guy!
     
  18. Gewehr98

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    I wonder if our sword-wielding non-hero...

    Was a previously convicted felon, and not legally able to own a firearm? :confused:
     
  19. waterhouse

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    Camp David

    I know nothing about swords, but my brother has one from Bugei and is very happy with it.

    You might want to check them out.
     
  20. SalukiFan

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    Nope, it was in Indiana but you never know, maybe he drove up here from Kentucky to buy his ninja tactical gear...
     
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    This thread reminds me of a dumbass that used to live next door to me. He thought he was a blacksmith and made crude swords from inferior (for that) steels. He said "I'm not into guns because I'm not into killing people". :confused: The irony was he was always coming in my house with his sword and wouldn't shut up about ninja movies and killing people and kept on and on talking stuff that nauseated me and thought that was funny. And dumbass kept chasing my sister who wasn't interested in him in the least. One evening I sat down and cleaned my old single action Ruger .45Colt in front of him and loaded it up with Silvertips. He never did get the point, but thankfully he finally quit coming around and later moved out of this county.
     
  22. Red Tornado

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    C'mon, I thought everyone knew, swords are not for chasing gunmen, they're for hiding behind doors and decapitating gunmen so you can pick up their gun.

    Camp David, I found Angel Sword that looks likely, but I don't really know anythink more than what's on their website. I've got a carbon steel katana that I've had for years (very functional) but I can't remember the guy I got it from. He's from Kansas, maybe Olethe, but sells at the Bonner Springs renfest every year. If I can find the receipt I'll let you know, but it's been 10 years.

    If there's a renaissance festival near where you are, check it out. There is usually at least one armourer and you can actually check the feel of the weapons and decide what really works for you.
    Good luck,
    RT
     
  23. MechAg94

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    I believe you can own a replica cap and ball revolver as a felon. Not that it would do you much good, legally speaking, when chasing burglars who are fleeing the scene.
     
  24. Texfire

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    +1 for checking for Renaissance Festival sword vendors. Some of them are dress-up schlock, and the other end of the spectrum is the expensive vendors like Angel Sword, but you can find some nice steel. It's a lot like firearms in a way, you tend to get what you pay for, but a smart shopper can find good value specimens.
     
  25. Standing Wolf

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    I think the individual may well have shot himself, and made up a highly creative story about it. It just has that certain not quite real feel.
     
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