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 Post subject: Re: Self defense incidents
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:37 pm 
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Police say the woman was questioned at the scene, and was released.

She is unlikely to face any charges, authorities add.


Also kudos to the prosecutors and law enforcement for their reasonable response.

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 Post subject: Re: Self defense incidents
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:39 pm 
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Have to kill or incapacitate mum if you want her kiddies. W/o a gun she'd have scratched out his eyeballs or died trying. Maybe he didn't realize the kiddys were in there :o Talk about trying to rob a hard target gesh.

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 Post subject: Re: Self defense incidents
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:01 pm 
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Home Run for the Lions !!!

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Sometime during the night of Sunday 1st and early hours of Monday 2nd July a group of at least three poachers entered Sibuya Game Reserve.
They were armed with, amongst other things, a high powered rifle with a silencer, an axe, wire cutters and had food supplies for a number of days – all the hallmarks of a gang intent on killing rhino and removing their horns.
One of our anti-poaching dogs alerted her handler at about 4.30 am Monday morning that something was amiss. At the same time the handler heard a loud commotion coming from the lions so he suspected that this was what had alerted her and was not concerned. It is not unusual to hear them at night. However, it now appears likely that the dog had been alerted by something else out of the ordinary coming from the lions.
At about 4.30 pm on Tuesday 3rd July one of our field guides on game drive alerted the Anti-Poaching Unit that there appeared to be human remains as well as other items in the immediate vicinity of the lions. I was immediately called to the scene where along with the APU we found the high powered rifle, gloves, wire cutters and the remains of a back pack with food, water and other supplies. We immediately alerted the Indalo (Association of Eastern Cape Game Reserves) Anti-Poaching Cluster and the Police.
Clearly, the poachers had walked into a pride of six lions and some, if not all had been killed.


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 Post subject: Re: Self defense incidents
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:48 pm 
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http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2018/0 ... with-a-22/

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68-Year-Old Woman Takes Down a Home Invader With a .22

BY STAFF WRITER |JUL 26, 2018 |

Around 6:40 p.m. in St. Pauls, N.C., a woman came home to some unexplained noises in her storage building. While armed, she walked into the building and saw James Dority, age 39, standing in the corner. The next thing she knew, he was “lunging at her” in “an aggressive manner.”

She shot him five times with, according to the one report, a .22-caliber gun. When deputies arrived, they found Dority lying on the ground with non-life-threatening wounds. He’s now recovering in a hospital.


The appropriateness of .22 calibers for self defense is a perpetually hot topic among gun owners. In this case, it appears that the woman succeeded in hitting her target each time, which may be the reason for her choice of caliber.

Should she have picked something with more “stopping power”? Possibly, although shot placement tends to trump caliber when it comes to stopping a threat. The important thing is that the job got done, and the woman came away from the situation unharmed.


I believe that there have been discussions on this forum in the past whether a .22 is an adequate self defense weapon.

You can read the original source article here:
https://wpde.com/news/local/68-year-old ... d-intruder


A reader comment to the above article speaks to that:

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Mike H in WA says:
July 26, 2018 at 12:05
What’s the best defensive gun? The one closest at hand when you need it…

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 Post subject: Re: Self defense incidents
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:49 pm 
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I believe that there have been discussions on this forum in the past whether a .22 is an adequate self defense weapon.


Yes there were. :mrgreen:

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although shot placement tends to trump caliber when it comes to stopping a threat.


Something that I pointed out before, and for which I was treated to a ration of shit. :ugeek:

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mdiehl wrote:
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I believe that there have been discussions on this forum in the past whether a .22 is an adequate self defense weapon.


Yes there were. :mrgreen:

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although shot placement tends to trump caliber when it comes to stopping a threat.


Something that I pointed out before, and for which I was treated to a ration of shit. :ugeek:


:)

So in the end it all boils down to:
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What’s the best defensive gun? The one closest at hand when you need it…


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I am a believer in "shot placement" ... in fact .. I can be more specific and say "I am a neck man" ... :)

Neck shot this yote at 141m while it was trotting across the alfafa patch (at night of course with a thermal clipon) ... used a "trap lead" ... got the neck hit and the front of the yote went straight down on the ground, no movement.

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Buddy james, with thermal and pvs-14 on head and LRF in hand, ranged this yote for me at 205yds .. and I held six inches over the center of the neck and bang DRT. TBH, the hit was 2.5 inches towards the ear from the exact center of the neck, but with the 5.56(10.3) that was good enough. Yote straight down, no movement.

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Buddy James got this 230 lb boar with 5.56(10.3) and 62gr TSX one shot, 125 yds. I didn't even take a shot. Aiming point halfway between the shoulder and the ear ... a.k.a. the center of the neck .. result ... DRT.

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And most hog hunters frown on people that carry 5.56 for hog hunting ... but our 5.56 10 inch guns are much handier for moving in out of vehicles as well as jumping over fences ... both of which get done a dozen or so times in a given night ... so we accept the frowns and continue on ...
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Why do I practice dot drills almost daily ?

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Bottom line ... shot placement. Even my IPSC (2/3) 12x24 (with a 6x6 face ) steel targets .. at 750yds ... are 12/7.5 = 1.6 MOA targets at 750yds .... not too challenging if you discount the wind factor ... BUT, now hitting the face .. 6x6 that's 0.8 MOA ... totally different ball game! And if you can't consistently hit 3/4 in dots at 100yds ... well then you have nothing but a prayer to hit a 0.8 MOA target at 750yds ...

I got 2 out of 5 face shots at 750yds the last time I tried ...

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The wind got two of the misses (one miss 2 inches left another miss two inches right) ... and the third miss was 2 inches high ... can't blame the wind for that one. But dot drills helps your fundamentals ... all of them, position, sight picture, trigger and breathing ... and you never get done with that. And solid fundamentals helps with shot placement ... and improves the odds of first round kill.

Simple, clear and logical.

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