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My new nighttime strategy.

Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics and Training' started by Skribs, Dec 7, 2012.

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  1. bigfatdave

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    Tornado or other natural disaster also

    And it isn't just about being "presentable"
    Having a place to stow a handgun is a good thing, if you go haring off into the darkness with a shotgun you can hardly hold a handgun safely without at least a belt, unless you've been doing your Kegels and have good discipline with "the deepest pocket"

    If I throw on my pants (which are pre-loaded by wearing them yesterday and simply not taking all the junk off of them) and buckle my belt, my handgun will be in about the correct place, where I've trained with countless hundreds of repetitions to draw and present it rapidly, and stow it safely without looking. I may get a bit abraded without undershirt or shorts, but the gun is in place and muscle memory can work for me. I'm seriously considering the bunker-gear approach, if I can find some boots that work for the pants-stowage AND take an orthotic, I'll try it out, I might even dedicate a night-sighted gun to the purpose, or at least one of the "almost right" holsters.
     
  2. xXxplosive

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    Now those sweat pants rival going Neked........Geeeezzzz are those scary.
     
  3. tyeo098

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    I sleep with a Wifi router less than 1 ft from my head.

    And I'm fine.

    ..mostly.

    I should probably move that lol
     
  4. Rexster

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    I will not provide exact staging details, for the sake of OPSEC, but yes, I will, if given the time, dress-up and gear-up, to include duty belt and body armor. Mocean bike patrol shorts have an elastic waist, and available belt loops. A pocketed SP101, plus extra ammo, will not nearly pull them down, in belt-less mode.

    The duty belt and armor are the same items I wear at work.

    I have slip-on shoes readily available.

    Mostly, the pooches detect things so early, there is no such thing as an in-house bump in the night.
     
  5. 45_auto

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    Me too. If given time, I'll have my whole family in full armor and have the Class III belt-fed stuff out of the safe and waiting on you when you come through the door.
     
  6. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    If given the time, I'd be out of the house and calling the police from a safe location.
     
  7. The-Reaver

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    I concur with this.
     
  8. gtd

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    Sometimes Seconds Matter . . .

    If I think I have seconds to spare, I'll get dressed. If not it becomes a "come as you are" party.
     
  9. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    So of us are neither able or willing to get a dog. Sometimes housing agreements or allergies can prevent pet ownership. Some people, such as myself, just don't like dogs one bit. But there are other ways to increase your amount of prep time. More sturdy doors and locks, strategically place lighting both inside and outside. Even an alarm system can be a good choice. Sure "pros" might know how to deactivate an alarm. But Alarms also don't shed or tear up shoes. As a bachelor, there's no chance of a new lady-friend coming over and being allergic to an alarm system or flood lights. You don't have to clean up after steel door frames and better locks.
     
  10. Rexster

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    I am allergic to all but one of our dogs*. No problem; I wash my hands a lot, and keep them off the bed. Of course, dogs are social animals, and require much time and personal attention, so dogs are not for everyone, for any number of reasons. Reinforced door frames, and otherwise hardening the potential entry points, is the obvious first priority.

    *Siberian Huskies, and some other "northern" breeds, are low-allergenic, compared to most breeds. It is a body chemistry thing, as I understand it.
     
  11. Dnaltrop

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    No-one other than the Missus needs to see me in the mode of dress in which I sleep... I look like a partially shaved wolf on the loose otherwise, and my Beard isn't nearly large or full enough to substitute.

    My jeans are artfully vertically collapsed at the foot of the bed, I simply sit up, feet down, belt up. A few heartbeats and I go from dead asleep, to standing, mostly clothed, armed, with a 2 M candlepower spotlight in the grip of my bad arm.

    Thankfully lots of handholds in the house, I can get around without the Cane pretty safely in a pinch.

    Dog is a very active Landseer (newfoundland with white patches);)
     
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