Massad Ayoob on Two Aspects of Home Defense

Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics, and Training' started by Kleanbore, Oct 14, 2021.

  1. JCooperfan1911

    JCooperfan1911 Member

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    Hopefully we can all just get along and respect each other’s viewpoints as men.

    I keep a loaded Makarov PM near me when at home. Bedside gun or on the counter in the living room.
     
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  2. bullseye308

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    I carry when dressed, all the time without fail, even if I'm not leaving the house that day. I get dressed when I wake up and get undressed at bedtime, while I'm dressed, I'm carrying. I also have a spare located nearby, as does my wife. She will not carry due to back problems and she hasn't found a comfortable way to carry her Ruger SR9C yet. She keeps it within reach which is all I ask of her as I always have one on me and another within reach. We do have younger kids in the house, but they have been raised with them as belonging where they are and they have shot them and been taught how to handle them since they were 4 or 5. We almost never have company, and when we do it is adults we trust and no felons, drug addicts, or idiots we wouldn't trust with our bank cards. Our circle is small for a reason.
     
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    All you people who think you can get to one of the guns you keep stashed around the house in time really ought to try it some time.
     
  4. murf

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    i have a lively prostate and carry my glock 19 from under my pillow to the bathroom and back at least twice a night. it is good "half awake" gun handling practice.

    murf

    p.s. sometimes i just take my pants that are laying beside the bed on my nightly forays. my lcp II is in the left front pocket (also good practice).
     
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  5. Kleanbore

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    yep.That's what GEM said in Post 24.
     
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  6. Ethan Verity

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    I always carry a S&W Model 642 around the house in my stylish buffalo check PJ pants, lol. My plan if I hear someone actually trying to break in is to sprint to my AR-15 upstairs in a quick access safe, but it would at least give me a fighting chance if I'm not fast enough.
     
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  7. Good Ol' Boy

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    Wear a gun on your person until you go to bed. Then have one readily accessible.

    That's the message I got from the video and I have been doing that exact thing for years already.

    I feel like this topic is one that has been covered ad nauseum, nevertheless its a good video for noobs and I'm a fan of Mass.
     
  8. Milt1

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    Kleanbore, thanks for sharing! I had thought about the scenario of someone breaching my door and mistakingly thought I'd have time to get upstairs to my pistol. After seeing Massad's film I now doubt that I could do what I'd previously thought. So, when I'm home I will be packing.
     
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    ditto on Good Ol’ Boy’s post.

    The reason I carry at home has nothing to do with the neighborhood I live in, but is for another of the reasons Massad Ayoob mentions - security of and personal control of access to firearms. Except for locations where I must go where carrying a firearm is illegal, a firearm is in my direct control on my person (or accessible within reach while I sleep). I do not have to wonder where a loaded firearm is or who has it - it’s on me and I have it. Any others are unloaded and locked away.
     
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  10. bdickens

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    And don't forget, boys and girls, that "100% of home invasions happen at home."
     
  11. Good Ol' Boy

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    I will expand just a tad on the first part.

    It doesn't matter if you live in a "neighborhood" or in the boonies (as I do). Statistically yes, suburban or worse yet city neighborhoods are more likely to see crime than folks out in BFE, but it can happen anywhere just the same.

    We're on the same page I just wanted to point that out because some people that live as far out as I do tend to be care free about this topic because of their location.
     
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  12. GEM

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    Here's a good blog post on rehearsing your self defense plan and how it doesn't go how it seems it would.

    https://www.sensibleselfdefenseblog.com/2021/10/home-invasion-response-dress-rehearsal.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sensibleselfdefenseblog%2FeJuh+%28Sensible+Self+Defense%29
     
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  13. Meeks36

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    This is good stuff. I would also get one’s family involved also if you have anyone living w you. Where to go, what do, who will call 911 etc.. Same as fire drills and extreme weather.
     
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  14. Kleanbore

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    I agree that having a pln, involving the family, and rehearsing the event are excellent thoughts.

    The plan in the link, however, does not appeal to me at all. The guy says that he will "secure his pistol". Massad speaks of having it on one's body, secure.

    He plans to go to some place in the bedroom. Realistic rehearsal using a realistic timeline would likely show that to be unlikely.

    Putting on body armor? Uh....
     
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  15. GEM

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    Mas and Eric are buddies. I know Eric and have shot with him, esp. in his short range matches. I don't know his position on always carrying, though. I think it means that in the bedroom, he gets the gun. I don't carry in bed. The handguns are nearby. The body armor assumes enough warning time for such, as being in your bedroom when the alarms go off.
     
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  16. Kleanbore

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    Makes sense--not sure about the armor, though--but I would not rely on being in the bedroom when someone kicks in a door.
     
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  17. plainsdrifter

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    I'm packing my LCP around the house minimum. Or else it the SP101 with 38's
    Just realized my Sub2K 9 fits in my nightstand drawer, folded of course.
     
  18. plainsdrifter

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    I got served by a constable dressed as a UPS guy for a traffic ticket up state. LOL
    He had a brown shirt, brown pants, holding a clip board and a small package. I said oh cool a package, then asked if I was plainsdrifter, I said yes, and got served.
    Told him that was a good trick, he laughed.
    Fooled me once.....
     
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