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myth
03-19-2014, 05:26 PM
I was talking with a friend (more of an acquaintance) the other day, and I was a little surprised to discover that he had no home defense plan. It was such a foreign concept to him that I was completely taken aback. So, then I got to thinking…I tend to associate with a lot of gun enthusiasts (law enforcement, military, CCW fans, etc.). Maybe having a home defense plan isn’t as common as I assumed.

By defense plan, I mean that you have a set of pre-determined steps execute in the event you are attacked in your home, generally have acquired/placed items around your property to facilitate this plan, and have communicated this plan to the other residents of your home.

I have a plan. A lot of people I know have a plan. Some guys I know have hidden ‘panic rooms’ in their home and the wives/kids know that in the event something happens, they’re supposed to grab a phone (and gun) and hide in the panic room while calling 911. I even know some guys who have specifically constructed their homes to impede an all-out assault by a tactical team.

So, how many of you have some kind of plan in place? It doesn’t have to be as extensive as what I’ve mentioned above, and I don’t care to know the details of your plan. I just want to get a sense of how common this is.

rogue06
03-19-2014, 06:53 PM
I keep claymore mines in the soffits pointing down above every entrance.

myth
03-19-2014, 07:36 PM
I keep claymore mines in the soffits pointing down above every entrance.

Well, I suppose that'd do the trick. :bomb:

rogue06
03-20-2014, 09:19 AM
Well, I suppose that'd do the trick. :bomb:
Well at least for the first line of defense.

Sparko
03-20-2014, 09:23 AM
I have a killer schnauzer. If he wakes up he will bark them to death till they give him a cookie.

myth
03-26-2014, 07:59 AM
Well, it was worth a shot. Guess I'm not as normal as I thought! :lol:

Littlejoe
03-26-2014, 08:14 AM
I have a loaded .40 cal automatic under my mattress and a loaded 12 gauge auto in my closet. My son has his .40 cal in his room in a cabinet, my other son has a loaded 20 gauge pump in his closet. If someone attacks my home, he probably will not survive...

rogue06
03-26-2014, 11:35 AM
Have all the doors in a hall open outward into the hall and place a ballistic shield within them. That way you can duck behind them as you swing them open providing sufficient cover for when you open fire. Of course be sure to reinforce the hinges for the additional weight.

If you live in a multi-storied building having the bottom step of a stairway hinged to open upward makes for a great stash for a firearm that you can get to without retreating to a bedroom or den. Similarly having a holstered handgun above the door in a pantry is another spot to be considered -- but only if you're tall enough to reach it (I'm five foot sixteen inches).

myth
03-27-2014, 06:29 PM
Have all the doors in a hall open outward into the hall and place a ballistic shield within them. That way you can duck behind them as you swing them open providing sufficient cover for when you open fire. Of course be sure to reinforce the hinges for the additional weight.

If you live in a multi-storied building having the bottom step of a stairway hinged to open upward makes for a great stash for a firearm that you can get to without retreating to a bedroom or den. Similarly having a holstered handgun above the door in a pantry is another spot to be considered -- but only if you're tall enough to reach it (I'm five foot sixteen inches).

I like your suggestions. I'm particularly fond of steel-core doors (with steel door frames) that open outward. That kind of door takes a lot of effort to get through. I've also recently started looking in to ballistic window film. All things I plan to incorporate into my home someday. :lol:

rogue06
03-29-2014, 03:06 PM
I like your suggestions. I'm particularly fond of steel-core doors (with steel door frames) that open outward. That kind of door takes a lot of effort to get through. I've also recently started looking in to ballistic window film. All things I plan to incorporate into my home someday. :lol:
A door is only as strong as the frame it is in.