“pull his own weapon, rack a round into the chamber”
I don’t think carrying a double action firearm and then having to rack it before being ready to fire is a good idea. If you pull it, be ready to use it, immediately especially if one already has a firearm at the ready against you, IMO.
Inside the Twisted Mind of a Gun Grabber Pt. 3: Moms Demand Actions Heather Whaley Edition
Posted on April 28, 2013 by Robert Farago
Its all about deterrence. If you were a thief, would you break into the home of a hunter with a pickup equipped with a gun rack, or the college professor who lives not far away?
Low Information Newspaper Writer.
Either that or somebody just made something up.
Much food for thought. Thanks for posting!
“Shootings echo for the few who have fired guns in self defense”
There are more than a few who have fired a gun in self defense, it’s just that reporting them is not in line with the liberal medias agenda.
For the average person, shooting someone is a very traumatic event. So is being robbed, raped, tortured, murdered and dismembered. Our society seems to have a vision of life without hardship or difficult choices. We have become so safe and prosperous that we can imagine such an existence, and think we can create it with endless rules and wishful thinking. We can’t.
I call BS on this one.
There should have been a round in the tube on a Glock double action. Second, when he pulled it, he should have emptied the entire magazine into the perp defending himself while doing society a big favor. Now, if this is true, the perp lives another day to do it again to an unarmed innocent, possibly killing them.
All English composition aside, I'd just NOT "tell the robber" anything, and let the gun speak for me.
But then, I've been poked with a loaded gun, and had to do some talking. The gun is way more efficient!
First of all, the incident with Wolf is a good partial illustration of the advantages of concealed carry, even if the aggressor has his gun out, cocked and aimed.
I seriously suggest an exercise with a friend, and not with guns at all. (I like to use cap guns, because the pop really drives the point home.)
The idea is to “role play” a mugging. Importantly, the friend needs to be emotional enough to *imagine* that he is trying to mug you on an open city street. Acting is involved.
His priorities: He is scared, too. He wants money, not to shoot you. He does not want to be seen or captured. As soon as he is done he wants to flee. His attention is in several directions.
Your priorities: You want to draw your gun, while making sure it will fire, then you want to cap him. He does not know you have a gun.
What you want is an opening. At *any* time you get one, even when he is leaving, you can take it.
This is not an idle exercise, but teaches some very key points about the value of cc in a gunfight. And the dynamics of gunfights are so telling that the Nobel physicist Niels Bohr had his students performing timed gunfights, and reached some interesting conclusions.
Importantly, this lesson is even getting through to the criminals these days, because many more armed robberies are now beginning with “sucker punches” with fist or blunt object like a baseball bat, to disable the victim first, just in case he is armed.
So situational awareness is just as important as having a gun.
We all know the source of our social, political and economic difficulties and we cannot even name the source much less do anything about it.
A derringer revolver?
VPC has been playing up this angle lately, "if so few guns are actually used to stop violent crimes, why own one?" To this I say, "So what?" I have a fire extinguisher in my garage. I have never used it to fight a fire. In fact, I'd bet the vast majority of fire extinguishers hanging from walls across America have never been used to fight fires and I'm sure their owners, as am I, are perfectly happy with this. Doesn't mean I'm going to get rid of it.
Those commenting about Wolf pulling his weapon and racking it being BS didn’t read the full article. He handed the criminal his wallet and ASKED if he could just have his drivers license back. AS the criminal was apparently looking into the wallet, it gave Wolf the 2/3 seconds to rack. Smart move. See the advice the good Sheriff gave him.
He could have shot my son in the arm or in the leg, said Christopher Holland Sr. Id rather see my son in jail right now.
The father said he left the incident in Gods hands and now, several times a week, he drives past the scene of his sons death and honks.
I say, Hey, Little Chris, just to let him know I havent forgotten him.
Had Wolf shot the perp in the arm or leg, the perp might well have shot Wolf in the chest or head in return. Best to drop the perp asap with however many boolits it takes to stop the assault delivered as quickly as events permit. The night blindness after the first muzzle flash is also a real phenomenon, and probably why Wolf was not prosecuted for shooting the perp in the back.
I find the backstory of Wolf’s assailant interesting, that is to say, disgusting, especially in light of the criminal action he took.
I like to keep up with what the liberals are saying. Last night on PBS, the show Need to Know hosted by the ultra lib Ray Saurez had as guests three 2nd amendment expert scholars.
One was a woman, Joyce Lee Malcolm of George Mason Univ. Law School and I was expecting her to be the worst of them! Boy, was I wrong!
She was outstanding and put the 2 lib professors in their place with history and facts. She had them stuttering a couple times. She said owning guns is an ‘individual right’ and for the weak, old guns were an ‘equalizer’.
Here is one of her recent articles, and IIRC she has a book also.
Joyce Lee Malcolm: Two Cautionary Tales of Gun Control
After a school massacre, the U.K. banned handguns in 1998. A decade later, handgun crime had doubled.[snip]
Two comments regarding Mr. Wolf. First, carry in Condition 1, loaded, round in the chamber, and safety off.
2. Mr. Wolf was very lacking in SITUATION awareness. It is not SITUATIONAL awaremness. One is aware of the situation, not the situational, whatever a situational is.
“...the man who attacked Wolf was dead on the grass, shot two times through the back. The assailants finger was resting on the trigger of a rusted chrome revolver, records show. One cartridge was spent; three rounds appeared to have misfired.”
Wolf used up a lot of luck that night!