Wednesday, January 15, 2014

You're Thinking Did I Hold Up One Or Two Fingers? Now To Tell You The Truth I Forgot Myself In All This Excitement....

An acquaintance of mine who took my CPL class related to me why he decided to buy a gun and get training in how to use it:

One very dark night at about 0200 he and his wife hear glass breaking downstairs.

He goes downstairs to check it out.

In the living room a pane of glass is shattered and there's a shape right by it.

He realizes that he doesn't have a gun and all he has on is his underwear so he extends his hand pretending to have one, turns on the just the light in one area of the room so he can't be seen as more than a shadow and yells "freeze".

He then sees a pretty big guy, larger than him and covered in mud and broken glass and in a more advanced state of undress.

The guy actually freezes and appears pretty drunk and or stoned.

So he yells at him to lie down and not move, and he's about to call the cops when....

His wife then enters the room behind him, asks "What's going on?" and she then turns on the all the lights.

This reveals our homeowner standing there posing in his underwear pointing his fingers at the man.

The man quickly catches on and says "Hey, you don't have a real gun!"

Luckily for my friend, the empty-handed home owner, the guy breaking in decides his best move is to crash back through the broken window and flee, and he's later caught by police.

My friend decided that the next time, if there is a next time that it happens, he really didn't want to be caught empty handed again.


Keads said...

A good motivator! Glad sumdude exited.

Six said...

Yikes. Yeah, making pew pew noises just doesn't have quite the same effect.

Oh, I almost forgot. This will tickle you. During my last 3 Gun competition there was a guy shooting an iron sighted Tavor. It took him a minute but he rang the 225, 260 and 280 yard steel. 15 inch circle. With iron sights. It was most impressive. He said I could shoot it but he left before we could hook up. I hope he comes out again.

Aaron said...

Keads: Yep, it could have gone sideways very easily, luckily for all involved, it didn't.

Six: That's for sure, nothing like ignoring the first rule of holding someone at gunpoint - have a gun.

Very cool on the Tavor, keep me informed on how he does. I'm tempted to try 3 gun competition and using the Tavor might be just the motivation to get started and also see how it works under stress (my bet is the rifle will do better than me :-) ).

ProudHillbilly said...

Since it ended well, that's pretty funny.

Old NFO said...

Funny, but otherwise an oh CRAP moment...