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Posted: 1/29/2011 1:49:33 PM EDT
Have you ever heard of a documented case (news story, police report, etc.) of a burglar or home invader being frightened off by the sound
of a racking shotgun?

I know it's a common selling point and often said but has it really happened?

Personally I doubt few is any would be because I have heard 911 calls where the home owner was shouting they had a gun and
the invader kept trying to get in anyway and ended up shot.

Deros
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:51:35 PM EDT

Oh shit.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:52:01 PM EDT
This should be fun
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:52:45 PM EDT
So fuckin in
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:52:50 PM EDT
last time i racked my shot gun i left the house.so yeah it works
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:53:05 PM EDT
No, a crack or a meth head doesn't even know what that is. The average inner city thug has not even heard a shot gun "racked" before.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:54:50 PM EDT
I don't doubt that it has happened, but I wouldn't want to rely on it. That sound also gives away the defender's position.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:54:56 PM EDT
Low post count? check.
this should be fun.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:55:35 PM EDT
IBTSS
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:56:00 PM EDT
Never heard of any documentation. A wise person starts paying attention when they hear the racking of a shotgun.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:56:50 PM EDT
Well, instead of spending money on a shotgun and shells, just play a recording of a shot gun being racked real loud and let us know how it turns out.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:58:06 PM EDT
My cousin did it when 2 thugs were breaking into his house, it seems to have worked for him.


Most crackheads are willing to do whatever it takes.........so i wouldn't rely on a sound to take care of them.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:58:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 2:01:12 PM EDT by delemorte]
Originally Posted By possumlivingdotcom:
I don't doubt that it has happened, but I wouldn't want to rely on it. That sound also gives away the defender's position.


this is how i feel. I saw a cop on TV explain that he has had suspects surrender because of that noise however i dont know how much BS that is.





Edit: I did have a unwelcome guest that i scared off by doing that... He was not breaking in he was just knocking on my door at 7 Am on a saterday. I was just pissed he was there so early. Scared off meaning he backed away from the door and yelled at me that it was him.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:00:04 PM EDT
Yea, I have done it. Fuckers ran cause they knew some birdshot was now up the pipe and shit was about to get real up in his muthafucka.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:01:08 PM EDT
Troof ! !
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:03:10 PM EDT
My personal experience. Another officer had a stolen car stopped. He had his Glock on them with their hands kind of half-heartedly stuck out the windows. I got there and chambered a round in my 870. Hands flew out every window as far as their arms would reach.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:03:18 PM EDT
Real. And I speak from actual experience.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:03:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 2:03:50 PM EDT by Moochin]
Well, I know the sound works pretty good at getting inmates to hit the deck, in a home defense situation with drugged up thugs I would rather not announce my position until I am ready to pull the trigger, otherwise you're just throwing up a 'shoot in this direction' sign IMO.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:04:22 PM EDT
The next question is .......... will you be ready when you hear the same sound in return ?
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:05:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By colklink:
Yea, I have done it. Fuckers ran cause they knew some birdshot was now up the pipe and shit was about to get real up in his muthafucka.


Can you provide details?

Kids running across you lawn at 1030pm
Or
Crackhead trying to steal you TV for a fix
Or
Determined home invader trying to get your stash of whatever you were growing in your basement.

Deros
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:06:30 PM EDT
Same category as warning shots, shooting into the air to scare someone off, or shooting to wound instead of kill. Bullshit gleaned from Hollywood.

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Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:06:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 2:08:21 PM EDT by crusherdestroyer]

Originally Posted By zonker:
last time i racked my shot gun i left the house.so yeah it works
I lost.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:09:33 PM EDT
If you rack a shotgun and there's no one around to get scared, does it even make a sound?

I love these philosophical conundrums.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:10:00 PM EDT
Idk, my shotgun stays loaded.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:10:28 PM EDT
You know what's even scarier? Standing next to your home invader buddy when he gets shot in the face.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:11:55 PM EDT
Question is, if you have a shell in the tube as you should have, why are you racking it? And if you don't have a shell in the tube, why not?
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:13:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By swingset:
If you rack a shotgun and there's no one around to get scared, does it even make a sound?

I love these philosophical conundrums.


Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:14:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 2:21:23 PM EDT by Gixxersixxer]
Worked great for me. I heard the doorbell ring at 0200. I went to check on it with my 870. I heard the person(s) out there wiggling the door knob. I yelled that I had reduced recoil 3.5" magnum birdshot loads ready to rock. Then I one hand worked the action, using the weight of the gun to provide momentum, and got ready for shit to get real. Next I gave a Currahee yell and threw open the door but they were already gone.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:14:24 PM EDT
215lbs of angry dogs at the door works just fine for me. If he they get past my dogs, I am certainly not giving up my position.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:15:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dennese:
Well, instead of spending money on a shotgun and shells, just play a recording of a shot gun being racked real loud and let us know how it turns out.


I'm pretty sure somewhere I saw a retarded liberal "racking device". It was literally a device that was supposed to sound like a shotgun being racked and is supposed to scare off home invaders by making them think they had a gun. These idiots see a gun in the home as just too damn dangerous... I would lol if one of those libtards racked those plastic pos' and a rapist laughed in their face and raped them anyways...
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:15:36 PM EDT
Ya gotta admit , if you're a slag , inside a dark building , intent on doing crime , trying to be as quiet as possible . . . . . . and out of nowhere the silence is shattered by someone pumping a shell into battery . . . . your balloon knot is gonna pucker.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:18:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 2:19:25 PM EDT by mosestrice]
Originally Posted By lonewolf465:
Never heard of any documentation. A wise person starts paying attention when they hear the racking of a shotgun.




wise ppl usualy dont invade homes :P


oh and in on 1
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:18:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Deros:
Originally Posted By colklink:
Yea, I have done it. Fuckers ran cause they knew some birdshot was now up the pipe and shit was about to get real up in his muthafucka.


Can you provide details?

Kids running across you lawn at 1030pm
Or
Crackhead trying to steal you TV for a fix
Or
Determined home invader trying to get your stash of whatever you were growing in your basement.

Deros



Uh, sorry dude. You are kinda new here so I will tell you that 99% of the time I am full of shit. In other words, I was just joking
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:21:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:27:29 PM EDT
When I rack my shotgun, I scare myself. Does that count?

Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:30:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By colklink:
Originally Posted By Deros:
Originally Posted By colklink:
Yea, I have done it. Fuckers ran cause they knew some birdshot was now up the pipe and shit was about to get real up in his muthafucka.


Can you provide details?

Kids running across you lawn at 1030pm
Or
Crackhead trying to steal you TV for a fix
Or
Determined home invader trying to get your stash of whatever you were growing in your basement.

Deros



Uh, sorry dude. You are kinda new here so I will tell you that 99% of the time I am full of shit. In other words, I was just joking


Yeah, my first thought on reading that was that "I wonder if his avatar applies here?"



Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:30:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:32:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By colklink:
Originally Posted By Deros:
Originally Posted By colklink:
Yea, I have done it. Fuckers ran cause they knew some birdshot was now up the pipe and shit was about to get real up in his muthafucka.


Can you provide details?

Kids running across you lawn at 1030pm
Or
Crackhead trying to steal you TV for a fix
Or
Determined home invader trying to get your stash of whatever you were growing in your basement.

Deros



Uh, sorry dude. You are kinda new here so I will tell you that 99% of the time I am full of shit. In other words, I was just joking


Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:33:30 PM EDT
It worked once for one of my close friends. That said, you better be able to back up the bark with some bite.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:34:23 PM EDT
why the fuck would you not have the shotgun ready to fire.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:34:25 PM EDT
It's got to be based on some real life occurrences. I think it would work better than some on arfcom give it credit for but, you have to have the mindset that if they don't run, you're going to have to kill someone.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:37:31 PM EDT
Only one way to know for sure. Old_Painless needs to go round up some hood rats and do some tests. In for the AAR.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:38:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 2:38:27 PM EDT by ArmyInfantryVet]
What if you cycle a Saiga-12, will it have the same effect?
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:40:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 2:46:19 PM EDT by thedoctors308]
I've cleared a couple street corners with the "rack" of a shotgun before.
However, my intention was not to scare people off (though I was going to clear that corner), my intention was to put a round in chamber before we went into the bar after the man with a gun
So, while you should be aware that racking the action of a shotgun can work to de-escalate a situation, it shouldn't be depended upon to do so.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:42:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 2:45:54 PM EDT by thedoctors308]
Originally Posted By BigB32:
No, a crack or a meth head doesn't even know what that is. The average inner city thug has not even heard a shot gun "racked" before.


Yes, they have.
Many of them have also seen what a shotgun can do to someone.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:43:01 PM EDT
...I can't speak for all, but I am.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:47:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
I've cleared a couple street corners with the "rack" of a shotgun before.
However, my intention was not to scare people off, my intention was to put a round in chamber before we went into the bar after the man with a gun.
So, while you should be aware that racking the action of a shotgun can work to de-escalate a situation, it shouldn't be depended upon to do so.


There it is: Wisdom.

My wife and I were in a Wal Mart once, and I was showing her the junior sized shotguns.

She points it down an empty aisle, and racks it, at the same time, A mom, and her two teenage kids walked up around the corner.

The two kids bit the dust- Mom was busy ducking and covering,

They weren't "downrange" they were just in the vicinity.

It impressed me.



Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:49:02 PM EDT
only if the home invaders pose as police
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:53:49 PM EDT
Is Chuck Norris scared of a racking shotgun?

If you recorded the racking of shotguns long enough, you could play it over the PA during the next wars and riots and they would be over PDQ.

If you rack shotguns in the summertime, all the illegals in the Landscape trade deport themselves.

If you have trouble shitting and have been bound up for days, rack a shotgun. Make sure your pants are down first and ass over the shitter second.

When aliens landed near Area 51, someone racked a shotgun, most hauled ass back into space, the closest alien shit itself and dropped dead, that's how we got him.

The racking of shotguns are so scary and dangerous, top scientist and proctoligists are working together to make a shotgun racking suppressor.

Danny
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:58:24 PM EDT
It has happened before in real life, it might scare off intruders.


But why risk your life with something that might work?
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 3:43:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
Originally Posted By BigB32:
No, a crack or a meth head doesn't even know what that is. The average inner city thug has not even heard a shot gun "racked" before.


Yes, they have.
Many of them have also seen what a shotgun can do to someone.


The one on my doorstep sure knew what that sound meant.
And he never saw the gun.
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