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Old February 16, 2011, 09:02 PM   #51
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Only .40 xdm or g-21 sf and of course SD ammo they have no safetys to flip just aim and shoot. And shoot until the threat stops.....
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Old February 17, 2011, 02:18 AM   #52
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Old February 17, 2011, 02:35 AM   #53
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Old February 17, 2011, 05:30 AM   #54
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+1 on my PF9, an LCR is a good answer but I don't know how much they weigh.
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Old February 17, 2011, 05:42 AM   #55
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At close range? A hard left jab.
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Old February 17, 2011, 06:34 AM   #56
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The detonator switch to the tactical nuclear weapon that I have stashed in my briefcase....

...well, we're talking about ultimate self-defense, right?.....




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Old February 17, 2011, 01:11 PM   #57
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Following this scenario, probably a 380 and a head shot. Dark; close; under 16 oz; one shot. It will be like a flash-bang grenade in the face with powder burns to the eyes and, even if you miss, may buy enough time for follow on shots or to run like H#*L.

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Old February 18, 2011, 09:48 PM   #58
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I'd throw a grenade and make a run for it...

We all know that a one shot stop is not always realistic. Thats why the experts practice 2-in the chest, one to the head.
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Old February 19, 2011, 12:13 AM   #59
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I'd pull out "old reliable" a 16 oz titanium framed single shot
firing a .50BMG loaded with 220 grain palladium plated
pre-fragmented hollow magnesium bullet packed with
phosphorus traveling at 3800 ft/s from a 5" barrel. Nice thing
is that the BG will probably burn up without leaving more than
a greasy stain on the concrete.

If you time it correctly, you can use the recoil to split the skull
of the bad guy behind you too!


(I kid)
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Old February 19, 2011, 02:31 AM   #60
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double barrel shotgun.
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Old February 19, 2011, 06:16 AM   #61
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If you time it correctly, you can use the recoil to split the skull of the bad guy behind you too!
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Old February 21, 2011, 05:24 PM   #62
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Why is it always a dark alley? Dont they know the creepy guy is there ready to kill and rape their poodles? Take a street has lites for goodness sakes and stay away from them dark alleys, specially if you has a poodle....
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Old February 22, 2011, 02:27 PM   #63
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"He is wearing a denim jacket and flanel shirt."

What color is the shirt? In the dark, are you sure it's not body armor? If you can tell it's flannel, it's not a dark alley.

I've lived in and around cities for more than 50 years - D.C., Baltimore, Richmond. I don't go into alleys after dark.

Having said all of that, at real close range I'd shoot 'em in the face and then worry about follow-ups.


Anybody remember when the guys in Baltimore started a contest in the alley behind a bar? They used fishing rods to cast hot dog chunks down the alley in order to hook a rat. Really.

You can't make this stuff up.
Baltimore Bar Sponsors Fishing Contest - For Rats. June 27, 1994 ... alleys for the Yellow Rose Saloon's second annual rat fishing contest Sunday. ...
articles.orlandosentinel.com/keyword/second-rat - Cached
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Old February 22, 2011, 10:48 PM   #64
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My first choice is the light saber. Mine weighs 14.2 oz and when turned on the full weight is 15.4 oz.

Taurus total titanium 5 shot .45Colt with 300 grain Hordady XTP. If the bullet doesn't hit him I can make my get away while he is blinded by the muzzle flash.
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Old February 23, 2011, 12:31 AM   #65
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Tall order, but you can cheat over by a 2 or 3 ounces and carry a kahr pm40. A pm9 loaded will come in under weight.

A word to the wise, though. Don't trust any pistol caliber to do the job of a rifle caliber (one shot stop). Even hits from a rifle have a 50/50 chance of survival.
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Old February 23, 2011, 12:43 AM   #66
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I don't know. I carry a PM9.
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Old February 23, 2011, 11:50 AM   #67
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So, who gets to vote on whether this is the "ultimate self-defense question, ever"? Or with the spelling, is this a trick question?

Btw, Colt Commander .45 acp. It is over your imposed weight limit but then it becomes the "ultimate self-defense answer, ever".
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Old February 25, 2011, 07:38 AM   #68
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9mm, 45, 357 - How about a 180gr bullet going 1300 fps out of a 10mm will take care of any a$$ w!@#$. And if you got a Glock 20 you still have 15 little friends to take care of any other alley rats.
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Old February 25, 2011, 08:26 AM   #69
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The ultimate answer is always the same; do what you have to do to stop the attacker!
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