Posts Tagged ‘Hand’

postheadericon The Tables Turn With A Gun In The Hand; Thug With Box Cutter; 0, Armed Citizen; 1

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI — A man with a (bad) plan ended up in the hospital, because his plan involved being a criminal and going up against an armed citizen. The thug life really is a hard life… we know.

Bad choices, bro. It’s choices like these that land you in the hospital and jail. Oh wait, let’s keep the story going and see what happened to the bad guy…

From local news station kmov.com;

A man who attempted to steal a car on Thursday night is now in the hospital after being shot by the car’s owner.

Police say the incident happened just before 10 p.m. at Lookaway Drive and Shepley Boulevard in St. Louis. According to police, a 56-year-old man discovered a 35-year-old man attempting to steal the victim’s car.

The suspect then lunged at the victim with a box cutter, but the victim shot the suspect in the leg in self-defense. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, and is listed in stable condition. The car’s owner was not hurt.

If there’s one thing that I never want to face, it’s a bad guy with a sharp object. Talk about dangerous. Knife attacks are brutal, and I’d rather face a guy with a gun any day.

I can also be fairly confident that I’d be on the phone with police instead of confronting the guy. Who knows, and I guess I never will unless I’m in the situation. I’m just as tired as the next guy with these criminals, but so many things can happen when you confront a suspect who isn’t posing you any imminent danger.

I’m not saying that this armed citizen did anything wrong at all, rather I find myself contemplating how I feel I would have handled the situation.

What about you? Chime in below in the comments section.

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postheadericon [VIDEO] See What Can Happen If Your Hand Is In The Wrong Spot While Firing A Revolver

Shooters need to understand that the grip they use for handling semi­auto handguns is very different than gripping a revolver. When gripping a semi­auto handgun, it is common for both the strong side and support thumb to stretch out along the frame to fully support the gun. Many people have held a revolver using the same hand position and have been injured due to gasses and particles being released from the cylinder gap. The cylinder gap is a small area between the front of the frame and the cylinder of the revolver. Upon firing, gasses are expelled from the cylinder gap which could cause the shooter to get burned, cut, or even worse if they position their support thumb over the cylinder gap area.

First, it is important to be aware of the small cylinder gap and the potential damage that it could cause. The shooter will need to rotate their support thumbs downward to avoid that area. In the video, I show two ways to grip a revolver that work well for me. Other people use a different style while maintaining control of the revolver in a safe manner. Whichever way you choose, be sure to avoid the “flash” from the cylinder gap which has caused so many people to injure themselves.

With the range video, I show the potential damage that could occur with a .357 magnum round. I chose to use .357 magnum because it is a popular carry choice for many CCW people. I will note there is a great degree of gasses released with heavier rounds such as a .44 magnum and others.

The video will prove that the energy released from the cylinder gap is serious stuff. The gasses and particles even put a slice in a carrot that was as thick as a finger.

When I posted this video, there were so many people who said they injured themselves from shooting a revolver. Many choose to wear gloves due to their experiences. I made these videos to provide a “public service announcement” to my fellow shooters to use caution. None of us want to be “that guy” who ends their range time early from an injury. So please, watch the videos, use caution, and spread the word.

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postheadericon Hand In Your “Assault Rifles” And Get A Tax Break!

By Dan Zimmerman. Republished with permission from TheTruthAboutGuns.com “Gun owners would receive tax breaks for voluntarily turning in high-powered assault rifles under new legislation proposed Monday. The Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Education of our (SAFER) Streets Act expected to be reintroduced next … Continue reading
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