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Guns in the Home Surprise Criminals

Silas Longshot Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 6:51 PM
Yeah, that's just the kind of reaction my dear wife would have. Crazy laughing. But in my version of your scene, I'm there with a 6" barrel .357 and at the range you describe, perps be goin' down. Afterwards, pro'lly gotta change my shorts. 10 feet away, choke probably won't make much difference in the shot pattern.
Berniefeh Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:53 AM
I agree - the pattern won't open up enough to worry about. Sometime you should shoot a pattern board at the range and see for yourself for future comfort.

(This true-crime event took place the night of Nov. 13th 1981.)

A duck hunt loomed in the morning so I hit the bed early, where my wife Shirley (six-months pregnant) was reading. Elaine, her sister, was due home from the show any minute……

Suddenly all hell broke loose downstairs— door crashed in, shrieks, bumps, whacks. “Shut-up!”

“Oh NO!! NO!!”

“SHUT UP, I SAID!!”

Geezum! Somebody broke in?! And I could hear Elaine screaming. I leaped from my bed to the gun rack, grabbed the pump shotgun and started slipping in shells.

“Don’t shoot!” came Elaine’s cry from the darkness downstairs. She...