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postheadericon Two Home Invasions In One Night In Houston — See If You Can Spot The Difference On How They Played Out

HOUSTON, TEXAS — We just finished covering a home invasion where a man had to wrestle control of a gun from one of the armed intruders before he could fight back to defend himself and his family. Go figure, that same night, another home got broken into in Houston and the homeowner was armed. It worked out a bit differently…

We already reported on that first home invasion here. The guy did what he had to do to defend himself and we’ll never fault him for that. However, in the second event of the evening, the homeowner was armed with a .22 caliber rifle and shot the intruder twice in the chest before the intruder fled.

According to MySanAntonio News, the suspect was apprehended outside the home and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment for his gunshot wounds. He’ll likely face criminal charges relating to the unlawful intrusion into that man’s property.

One homeowner doesn’t have a gun and is forced to fight for control of one to defeat two armed intruders pointing guns at him and his family. He takes a bullet to the hand and a grazing wound to his head. The other homeowner suffers no injuries.

This is where guns come into play, folks. It’s better to have one and never need it than to need it and not have it. The level of pain and misery required to overpower two intruders bent on violence is completely different than neutralizing the threat with your own gun.

Everyday carry of a firearm just isn’t in the cards for some people. While I would personally hope that any law-abiding citizen that can hold a gun, should, I fully realize there will be people who just simply won’t. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a gun for your own personal protection in your home. In fact, I strongly encourage it.

If an ambulance has to pull up outside your home after a violent home invasion, I would always hope it would be the other guys getting loaded in and not you. That’s a whole heck of a lot easier if you’re the person with the gun.

Personal protection in the home as well as out in the regular world is downright necessary. If not you, who will defend you, your family and your home? Make the conscious decision for it to be you and keep that gun nearby while you’re in the home. It’s a decision that could save your very life.

Concealed Nation

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.

Concealed Nation