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Woman Hiding in Attic Shoots Intruder Five Times to Protect Her Children

MoonYogert Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 11:52 AM
Proud to be from Georgia...a red state...sorry about Ted and Jimmy.
MoonYogert Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 12:01 PM
BTW, I don't own a gun. I want a pair of Glocks, one for my wife. Should I get the 9mm 26 or the .40cal 27? I want them to match so we can share ammo.
shubi_ Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 12:04 PM
9mm is easier for a woman to handle, but get hollow point ammo to make sure it stops the intruder.
bsilsbee Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 12:14 PM
Ya 9mm would be my suggestion for a woman. Let her try the bigger calibers and she if she can handle it. For self defense ammo especially in the home get hollow points. I have my Glock 17 loaded with Federal Hydra-Shock hollow points. They also have a rod in the middle for extra penatration. Mean bullet. :) FMJ bullets will go through walls and even strike neighbors houses.
deprogramming services Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 12:22 PM
I like the .40 better than the 9 since I want the most power I can handle. I carry a Glock 27 but usually practice with a 9mm Glock because the ammo is so much cheaper. When I shoot the .40 there is a little more recoil, but not enough that it affects my ability to hit a target. I believe the FBI went to 9mm years ago and stopped using it because it had inadequate stopping power; now they use the .40 (unless something has changed).

It seems as though real life examples of guns saving -- rather than taking -- innocent life go largely unreported (or flat-out ignored) in the mainstream media. Therefore, I have decided to post the following must-read story in its entirety (via Cameron Gray):

A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday.

The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe...