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CCWs save lives

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Blitzkrieg, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    Shot out the window? With people inside? Sounds pretty reckless to me.

    Maybe I'm not the only person to think about this, but you know those times when people will say what good is an unloaded gun, may as well be a rock? I would tend to think there was a safer way to "break a window" with that firearm rather than discharging it.
     
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    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    You ever try to break safety glass with a window rolled up?
     
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    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    Yes. Why is this important?
     
  5. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Because you likely are not going to do it while in water with a handgun, especially a plastic framed one. I too would have shot at an angle up into the roof thru the top of the window to save people's lives
     
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    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    As a side note, I didn't catch in the article where it said he used a Glock.
     
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    Mathmattx Ellensburg Active Member

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    I agree with you Blitz...good job by this guy. We can either act OR live in the world of hypothetical what if's and analyze everything till its too late to do anything. The car was already upside down and submerged, quick thinking saved lives...good thing he didn't run to the hardware store to borrow a crowbar.
     
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    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    When seconds count, why screw around?

    I also carry a Buck 110 everywhere I go, including at work where the blade length makes it illegal under company policy. It comes in handy for cutting open bales of hay, etc. Willden had to cut seat belts. Imagine doing that with a 2 inch blade in cold water, when you can't see what you're doing very well.
     
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    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    I somehow doubt they trained to shoot out windows of an upside down car in water with occupants.

    Very true, don't need to what if things. Just seems like a risky move.

    Ultimately, glad things worked out and that shooting out the window didn't hurt anyone any further than they already were.
     
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    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Chris Willden, well done sir!
     
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    borrowedsig Lincoln, Nebraska Active Member

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    Outstanding. This is an obvious case of a gun being a tool to save lives. Quick thinking and bravery saved lives, we need more like this :)

    Matt
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    The guy said he had shot his gun under water a few times and pretty much knew the trajectory would be and pointed the gun towards the roof of the car so the bullet would only travel a couple inches before lodging in the ceiling material.

    Sounded to me like he had it figured out.

    Ever watch someone shoot a gun under water?

    [video=youtube;XQLBW5Olm0c]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQLBW5Olm0c[/video]
     
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    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear there are still good people around. :thumbup:

    Sig is not functional under the water? Then what's the deal with the Navy edition Sig :bluelaugh:
     
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    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah buddy.... yeah I don't understand why someone would only think that a gun is only good for taking a life. I would use a gun to bust glass or whatever. If you don't have a window punch and your go into a river and you have a gun... duh!
    Speaking of shooting at glass or whatever.... when I got my armed guard license... my instructor said that a 9mm will not penetrate through the front windshield of a car, because it's tampered so the 9mm will get deflected. I can't get myself to agree with that comment so does anyone know for sure? at this point I have to say that a 9mm will go through the front windshield of a car.
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Windshield glass isn't "tempered" it's layered with plastic between the sheets like some bullet proof glass is. The side glass is tempered and shatters into lots of little pieces when it breaks.
     
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    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Correct.... my mistake. it's the fluoride in the water I tell ya lol.
     
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    The kids were drowning, they used what ever tool they had to save them......
     
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