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Posted: 2/15/2006 6:23:05 PM EDT
Ok, debated about posting this but I want to see what you all whould have done.

Im currently house sitting in a less nicer part of town, of course I am packing as usuall. About an hour ago I hear a knock at the door, not a normal knock. Bang Bang---pause---bang bang---pause---bang bang. Keep in mind its cold as heck and snowing like a SOB right now, and I am not aware of nor expecting visitors here at all while visiting. First thing I do is mute the TV and go upstairs to grab the Glock (I know I should have it closer, wont happen again). I am not worried about entry while I get the G as I always dead bolt and or lock any door or window--just habit had a house broken into once. Next step was "tactically" look out window and see no one, and no tracks in snow....is that to much? It was early in the night, could have been anyone...broken down motorist...neighbor asking for sugar etc...but my instinct is to grab the gun and peek outside? Kinda interested in input even though it turned out to be just a really odd noise from next door since this is an attached unit, or is this whole topic silly?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:25:42 PM EDT
Get your gun first

Then ask who is at the door

Then decide whats next from the answer you get

Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:27:20 PM EDT
Ya did good, next time have the glock a little closer
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:31:35 PM EDT
First I'd look up the definition of "Paragragh".

How does one "Tactically" look out of a window?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:36:47 PM EDT
install a peep hole.

That, and keep a gun handy.

DAMN, I'm really tempted to make a hand grenade joke right now.....
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:37:52 PM EDT
Nothing, knocking is not a crime in progress.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:38:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ZW17:
Ya did good, next time have the glock a little closer



+1
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:40:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By underdog75:
First I'd look up the definition of "Paragragh".

How does one "Tactically" look out of a window?



This isint gramer school for one
And what I mean is, looking out the window while holding a firearm in such a way as to cause the person behind door (since the door is next to window) to be drawn down on if needed, not point out window, but looking out sneeky like while armed and ready to pounce....Jeeeesh.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:40:57 PM EDT
Terrible response.

You should have grabbed a 1911.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:42:43 PM EDT
Peep holes dont do crap when its iced over, but yes I looked through it first.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:43:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 6:43:53 PM EDT by tom1000rr]
LOL, I know I want a 1911, can I have yours?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:53:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 7:03:57 PM EDT by tom1000rr]

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Nothing, knocking is not a crime in progress.



Given the history of the area, I would not bet my life on it. Most people dont take 30 seconds to knock in a pattern. Besides thats not the point, it turned out to be some crazy noise next door that SOUNDED like it came from my door. Im trying to figure out if Im to paranoid or not.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:03:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By recoiljunky:
Terrible response.

You should have grabbed a 1911.



i like this response
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:07:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Nothing, knocking is not a crime in progress.



Tell that to my duplex mates who went to answer the door after someone knocked. The guy strong armed his way in and ended up stabbing one of the residents. I never answer a knock with anything less than my Beretta in hand, and have been known to keep my Moss590 at the door when needed (especially after curfew following Hurricane Wilma)
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 7:15:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USAF_Hop_N_Pop:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Nothing, knocking is not a crime in progress.



Tell that to my duplex mates who went to answer the door after someone knocked. The guy strong armed his way in and ended up stabbing one of the residents. I never answer a knock with anything less than my Beretta in hand, and have been known to keep my Moss590 at the door when needed (especially after curfew following Hurricane Wilma)



If you aren't suspecting someone, it should make you suspicious. My mom was assaulted that way. And breakins don't always happen in "those" nieghborhoods. Those sort of peopl know where the rich people live. I have had someone come to the door at 11pm wanting to sell deercorn! I think you did the right thing.
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