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UPDATED - Lady friend discovers tactical utility of Dragon's Breath...

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Preacherman, May 3, 2003.

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  1. Preacherman

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    A young lady friend discovered the tactical utility of Dragon's Breath rounds last night... She was at home with her two young kids, while her husband (LE type) was on late duty. A couple of gang-bangers decided this was a good night to break in, and a bit after 11 p.m., when the family was in bed, they broke in through the living-room window. She heard the noise they made, and grabbed her husband's Mossberg Model 500, which he kept by the bedside for her use when he wasn't at home. She went to the door leading to the living-room, and saw one of the gang-bangers just inside the window, helping his friend through. She raised the shotgun and fired one round at the guy inside.

    What she didn't know was that her husband had been playing around with his shotgun a couple of days earlier, along with some of his buddies. He'd left the shotgun loaded with a Dragon's Breath round up the spout, a Screamer next, and a Bird Bomb third in line. When she touched off the first round, a gout of flame enveloped the entire window area, scorching and blackening both intruders, and doing all sorts of nasty things to her curtains. She screamed in shock, but didn't drop the shotgun - racked the action and let off another round. A ghastly demonic wail was heard in the land as this round went straight out the window and down the driveway.

    The two gang-bangers stood not upon the order of their going... apparently they broke several land speed records heading down the driveway, screaming loudly all the way (as in "Bleep! WHAT THE BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP WAS THAT???"). She called 911, and her husband and other cops arrived within minutes. The other cops then had the pleasure of listening to her tell her husband (in words of approximately one syllable, for ten minutes, without repeating herself) what she thought of a partner who would load a defensive weapon with rounds like that! Apparently they (the other cops) were doubled over, helpless with laughter, while her husband shrank by the minute!

    They didn't catch the BG's, but according to the cops, they're probably still running, and should be across the Arkansas border by now (it's only about 150 miles north of here). I understand that domestic harmony, of a sort, has been restored in the household of my friends, but that the husband will be spending time and money replacing curtains and cleaning up scorch marks on the paintwork...

    For those who may not know about Dragon's Breath rounds, here's a picture.

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  2. Hkmp5sd

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    LOL!!:D Can you imagine what it looked like when that went off inside a house?
     
  3. PATH

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    :D ROFLMAO! That fella is gonna get razzed for years over this one. Thank God momma was alright but I wish I could of heard the conversation those two low lifes were having! You just can't make stuff like this up!
     
  4. QuickDraw

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    Oh man,thats priceless!
    I kept picturing The Three Stooges with their faces blackened
    wisps of smoke coming out of their hair(well,except Curly) :D

    QuickDraw
     
  5. QuarterBoreGunner

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    I'm sorry, that's a serious situation...


    But..


    ACK!! LOL!


    I'm having a terrible time trying to picture this!!!

    Oh man. I've shot Dragon's Breath round before in a 25yrd indoor range...BIG MISTAKE! thought we were going to need a fire hose!

    Bird bombs also. Way loud.

    I'd love to see the scene at the local Home Depot after this: 'ok...so you need to repaint AND new curtains? And how did this happen again?'
     
  6. sm

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    Hey Preacher , I'm in AR, these guys wearing Fila's...I got passed by a couple dudes on foot on I 40 earlier....and I was doing 65mph ;)
     
  7. Justin

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    I'll bet she could score some free loot by writing a letter to the manufacturer.

    ;)
     
  8. BerettaNut92

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    Ain't nothin' compared to Skunk's Breath... (after some garlic and onion laced food!)
     
  9. Dionysusigma

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    OH MY GOODNESS!!! :what:

    See there folks, that's true self-defense:
    1) Using a (realtively) non-lethal means, if possible
    2) Keeping a clear head, no matter how frightened/ shocked you are, and
    3) Scaring the ever-loving jeebus out of the attackers that they learn their lesson right, the first time. :D

    Good lord, where can I get me some Screamers, but most importantly some Dragon's Breath? My cigarette lighter's out of fluid...:evil:
     
  10. Kobun

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    This reminds me of something I posted on TFL:

    Story told to me by a guy I know.
    His friend lives in South Africa.

    His friend woke by the sound of the door being forced open in the middle of the night.
    He jumped out of bed, and got the 870 that was under the bed, loaded with 00 buck.
    As he got into the hallway, he saw two men coming toward him.
    He fired several times at them, from a distance of 4-5 meters.
    They ran back out and jumped across the fence. He stood there dumbfounded looking at them run.
    As he looked a bit closer, no blood, no holes in the walls, no nothing.
    His wife came out from the bedroom and it became clear what had happened.
    For the safety of their kids...
    She had exchanged the shotshells with blanks...
    He got divorced soon after.


    Do NOT change a HD system without informing everyone!
     
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    Preacherman that is funny. Possibly the funniest thing I ever read on-line. I would give a month's pay to have seen it in person.
     
  12. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    Thanks, Preacherman, I'm still chuckling...
     
  13. KY Moose

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    That is the funniest story I have read in a long while. Thanks for sharing it with us. If you don't mind, I would like to share this story with some others at another board.
     
  14. Sisco

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    Where can you get the Dragons breath rounds? Seems to me that Cheaper Than Dirt used to have them in their catalogs but I haven't seen them for a while.
     
  15. Hkmp5sd

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    Before buying, better check local laws. They are illegal in Florida.
     
  16. Preacherman

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    If anyone wants to buy Dragon's Breath, Screamer or Bird Bomb rounds, see http://www.azweapons.com/FUNAMMOmain.html. They also have a number of other shotgun rounds, tracers for handguns and rifles, etc. Scroll down the page for details.
     
  17. Preacherman

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    I also posted this story on the API List, and one of the members replied with this personal experience of Dragon's Breath:
    :evil:
     
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    Never seen a "Dragons' Breath" round fired, but I have heard the Screamers, and those rounds will simultaneously put a brick in your shorts while tying said shorts into several knots.

    Wonder if those 2 guys are the ones that ran by me on I-90 this morning, headed toward Buffalo, NY ? ?

    :D :D :D :D :D

    TOOOOOO Funny!
     
  20. kcslim

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    Wow I would have paid admission to see that, Thanks for the cool story.
     
  21. Jrob24

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    I thought this thread would be about the newly developed foul smelling dragons breath chemical. Great story though :D
     
  22. TechBrute

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    I can verify this to be an abolutely true occurance. I've had the entire floor of a range light off with a huge blue flame before due to some dingledorf shooting tracers indoors at 25 yards.:fire:
     
  23. mgjohn

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    Not too long back the girlfriend took out a window and a wall with a 20g Remington 1100 and a Glock 17. Seh was shooting at a local peeper who then desided to move to safer parts.
     
  24. Sven

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    Bump - great story!
     
  25. Preacherman

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    An update for all our loyal readers...

    Brian's birthday was today, and his wife presented him with a new Mossberg 500 shotgun - and then announced that now that he had a new one, she was confiscating his old one, which was henceforth to be referred to as "her" shotgun! She also told him firmly that it was NEVER to be loaded with anything except buckshot or slugs while in the house (birdshot at the range for practice was, however, acceptable).

    Brian is smiling again at last... his wife's forgiven him, he has a new shotgun, she now has one of her own, the house has been repaired (after expenditure of about $700 and much sweat from Brian! :D ), and all is well with the world.

    (BTW, they never did find the two who broke in... local PD speculation is that they've probably reached Fairbanks, AK by now! :D )
     
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