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Posted: 2/17/2006 4:10:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 4:10:27 PM EDT by Accord]
RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!

You're sitting here reading this thread on ARFCOM and someone breaks into your house, how long does it take for you to get to your primary home defense weapon and have it ready to go?

I just timed myself 9 seconds.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:10:48 PM EDT
Sig 220 sitting on my desk.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:10:53 PM EDT
I can whip my pecker out in about 2.2 seconds does that count?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:12:29 PM EDT
Well considering that my G17 is in a shoulder holster under my left arm right now, purdy quick.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:12:40 PM EDT
It's on my hip....bout 2 seconds.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:12:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 4:13:32 PM EDT by Stealth]
The firearms are easy to get to since I'm in cleaning mode. It's the ammunition that's more difficult.

Usually they are all in the safe. Too many uneducated neighbor kids hanging around.

eta: but on the bright side, I carry around a pointy stick in case of trouble.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:13:11 PM EDT
Faster than I can type this.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:13:23 PM EDT
Less than 10 seconds.

Just tried it.

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:13:34 PM EDT
Well, its in a IWB holster, strapped to my waist, so pretty quick.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:13:41 PM EDT
I am my primary weapon, so instantly.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:14:37 PM EDT
As quick as I can draw.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:14:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 4:15:18 PM EDT by FieroLoki]
40 minutes or so... Im screwed.

Edit: So we have this discussion what twice a week?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:15:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
I am my primary weapon, so instantly.

Careful you don't ND there buddy.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:15:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
40 minutes or so... Im screwed.

Get your ass back to your own forum, and mail me some Mercados salsa.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:16:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By j-fonz:
As quick as I can draw.

13/100 of a sec from draw to first shot....but im not claiming that i can hit anything just plug my own leg
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:17:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:17:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:18:12 PM EDT
at home, i'm never more than an arm's reach away.

out here at work...i'd have to go home first. i work offshore. no guns allowed. i do carry a bitchin pocket knife, though
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:18:45 PM EDT
5 seconds..then somebody dies!!!
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:18:55 PM EDT
Sitting on the bar about 1meter away with a round in the chamber....So probably 2-3 secs. and their dead.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:19:25 PM EDT
Funeral plans could be made faster.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:20:48 PM EDT
~2 minutes. Open gun safe, load up. Zombies coming through the door happends rarely, I'm not worried about intruders.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:20:55 PM EDT
Pistol .5 seconds Calico m100 1.5 seconds.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:21:54 PM EDT
I have 4 handguns anywhere from 2-4 ft. from me and all are accessable immediately.

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:23:05 PM EDT
This should be a Poll.

Less than 2 sec for me. "Home invasion" = Bad day for intruder.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:23:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
I have 4 handguns anywhere from 2-4 ft. from me and all are accessable immediately.


not to mention that killer roundhouse chuck taught you
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:27:48 PM EDT
I dont have a stop watch available because my watch is in the other room.
That being said, it would take a lot longer to get up and go get my watch than it would to have a loaded gun in my hand. (my carry weapon is sitting within reach)
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:27:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 6:45:00 PM EDT by GlockLuvinRedleg]
just timed myself, the glock was off the table and in my hand in under a second.

running backward through the house with the gun facing the primary threat area it took about 4 seconds to get to the backroom and shuck the 590 out from under the bed.

so ya, id say quick enough.

the sad part is i practice this, even in the dark.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:28:40 PM EDT
Less than 10 seconds for primary.

5-10 minutes to get any long guns and load them.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:30:45 PM EDT
.75 seconds to a loaded BHP. Extra mag right alongside. Loaded Kahr MK9 also near that.

2 seconds to a rifle but, admittedly it isn[t loaded. Won't really need it with the above, unless the perp has a babysitter who is behind a barricade or shield somewhere. There'll be time enough since he'll shit himself when I dispatch perp #1.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:37:52 PM EDT
g23 under my left arm right now.....it would get ugly.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:42:57 PM EDT
about 4 seconds, I always have my trusty model M1911A1 hanging on my door in a tanker holster loaded with 7 rounds of Winchester 230 gr fmj ball ammo.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:43:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 4:46:30 PM EDT by CARFan]
FRAGO: (most ARFCOM Members are prepared)

Judging from the responses to the above posts I guess the question should be:

"If you ran out of ammo in your primary weapon, how quickly could you access your 2nd firearm" SHTF SCENARIO(serious firepower, ammo, etc)???
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:50:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 4:51:55 PM EDT by RIA45ACP]
1911 in arms reach on the desk empty holster on my belt, Loaded Ithaca 37 about 7 steps away so maybe 20 seconds max and im well armed.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:52:24 PM EDT
Glock27 on my hip, I'm 10 feet from my safe, where the fun stuff is..
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:54:58 PM EDT
the 1911 is in the cabinet literally next to me. I'm guessing 1.5 seconds to have it in hand pointing out the door of my computer room.

the nearest long arm is the shotgun under my bed...about 6 seconds (one room) away from where I'm typing.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:56:06 PM EDT
Sorry it took me so long to reply. I had to put the gun down to type.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:56:54 PM EDT
Ah heck, It's around here somewhere.


Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:58:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:04:46 PM EDT
Probably about a minute. Some old rifle I have yet to get identified (or take a pic of) at the other end of the hall in the closet, ammo on the bed next to that.

Once I turn 21 I'll join the ranks of those that can say less than 10 seconds.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:11:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:14:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BURN:

Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
I have 4 handguns anywhere from 2-4 ft. from me and all are accessable immediately.


not to mention that killer roundhouse chuck taught you

Now THAT took some practice!

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:17:26 PM EDT
Primary weapon is IWB as I type this.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:18:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
Faster than I can type this.

is this a BATF preraid question?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:18:57 PM EDT
Faster than it takes to reply.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:21:40 PM EDT
442 in my pocket, but since I'm laying on the couch with my laptop on my chest, the 1911 on the coffee table is probably faster!
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:22:31 PM EDT
Do I have the option of right or left handed?
Left hand about 2/100ths for the 1911 setting next to the key board. Don't ask about off hand shooting, last time I was scored I shot 93-100 off handed. Fot the right hand, 2-3 seconds, time to knock over the beer,(ok now I'm pissed) grab a mag. slam it into the AR and pull the charging handle.
Why, do want to find out?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:23:31 PM EDT
226 on da hip
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:25:16 PM EDT
Glock-17 about 4 seconds.
AK-clone underfolder with 30 round mag about 7 seconds (less if I don't trip over the crap on my floor).
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:28:07 PM EDT
1911...about 2 seconds.

M4gery....about 3 seconds.

Decisions, decisions.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:31:41 PM EDT
Right now...directly in front of me!!! While at night in bed... on the left side of the bed under a pillow.
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