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Home Invader shot and killed with one shot from Derringer

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Vantage, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Vantage

    Vantage Pacific Standard Time Active Member

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  2. netcarrier

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    Just go to show you (Bad Guy) better lookout, As there maybe someone waiting on the other side of that door/window with weapon. I know that if
    The Bad Guys came here there would be hell to pay.
    Tony Portland, Oregon Area
     
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  3. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    A Derringer wouldn't be my first choice for a home defense weapon but it goes to show you that shot placement and the best gun is the one in your hand. Congratulations to the 73 year man!!
     
  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I have a .38 derringer that will shoot a 2 inch group with my LSWCHP handloads @ 10 yards.. not my first choice either, would never carry it as a primary, but better than nothing
     
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  5. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Good!
     
  6. slicediceputinrice

    slicediceputinrice SE Portland Active Member

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    if I wrote the article it would say:

    "The homeowner was armed with a knuckle duster and sent one man straight to hell"
     
  7. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    One shot, one kill, one less bad guy;)
     
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  8. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    So much for the bigger-gun mentality.

    But I'll bet he had a chance to line up his shot and take a long, slow breath before they came through the door, and that's why he was able to land a fatal shot on his first go.

    It's too bad that the accomplice can't be charged in MI with felony murder for the death of his buddy.
    Felony murder rule (Michigan) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    That's the same way the rule is interpreted here in OR: death of an accomplice by itself can't make one eligible for a murder charge.
     
  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    You can find cases where a little old lady with a hat pin won over a big nasty street thug, that does not mean it's the optimal defense system
     
  10. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Kent, WA Member

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    It all depends on who you are and what you feel comfortable with. The Derringer obviously is a good choice for the man as a defensive weapon. Good for him on defending his home and himself!