It is easy to makes claims as to which firearm best addresses a potential home invasion. I have mentioned previously, I hold that the firearm you are most comfortable with is the best make and model for the job. In the moment of chaos and fear and intensity, what will you successfully engage, literally, with your eyes shut. Most bad guys operate under the cover of darkness. No one can see very well, but the bad guy planned it this way. Not to undermine the tranquility and sense of home-sweet-home, the steps we take ahead of time, can mean the simple difference between safe or harmed. We plan our fire escape routes, we stock up for natural disasters, we collect important document information on thumb drives and store them in fireproof safes. We save valuable items in a safe deposit box. But, how much do we plan for an intruder?? Take a few moments every month and walk the premises of your residence. Check the obvious: screens, doors, windows, locks. If YOU were going to break into your property, how would you do it? What would you look for? How would you exit? Then, plan accordingly. I have a two storey home where I have to be very careful to shut and lock even my upstairs windows when I go out. All the windows face the back yard. My yard has a massive drainage pond on the other side, making for no neighbors and an easy get away path for one who is able to scale the 8 foot rock wall. Nonetheless, I consider these simple facts and shut my windows before I go anywhere. In addition, to the windows facing the backyard, I have a balcony and pergola system constructed, wherein, a wiley person would scale these posts and walk right through an open window. I am not going to be so invitational, therefore, as to leave those windows open! Even if I return to a hundred and hot degree house (dead of summer heat where I live) the place does cool down. Taking simple steps to consider your game plan only takes a minute to compose and a minute to execute everyday, ensuring a safe and happy tomorrow, one which I fully intend to enjoy!!!
NRA Firearms Instructor – Nancy Rothschild
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