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Old June 30, 2009, 07:52 PM   #51
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"Now the first thing to do when you're being stalked by an ugly mob with redcurrants is to -- release the tiger!"

"The great advantage of the tiger in unarmed combat is that he eats not only the fruit-laden foe but also the redcurrants. Tigers however do not relish the peach. The peach assailant should be attacked with a crocodile."
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Old June 30, 2009, 07:53 PM   #52
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I woould stand there with my Hello Kitty Spandex loincloth and spangled pasties with propellers, along with a sign that says, Free Kisses for Rioters.
And then the rioters scream in Monty Python "Search for the Holy Grail" British fasion...

Run Away!!!!!!
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Old June 30, 2009, 07:55 PM   #53
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Do you really want to be there with 20 dead bodies lying around when the enforcers get there? On the other hand, even if none of them appear to have a firearm, do you want to stick around and find out? Is there any one here that won't make every possible attempt to leave? Quickly?

And if you're like me and don't have the legs ya used to have, why I'm getting behind that geologist guy and passing him ammo.
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Old June 30, 2009, 08:03 PM   #54
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Fire some warning shots and they will leave you alone; If you do attck them they might go to "flight or fight" and feel like they have to fight you to survive. I would pull out the gun and let them no to not approach you.
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Old June 30, 2009, 08:27 PM   #55
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try and get away asap. I carry a can of pepper spray I think I'd start there then figure it out as I go. That being if I couldn't get away. Then there's the warning shot, then make aggressive moves to the flanks to try and put as many as possible in front of me and moving away, then once you've opened them up try to gather them together as close as possible and start cranking off shot. That saying if they surrounded you and are still acting agressive.
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Old June 30, 2009, 11:49 PM   #56
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Take the best most available position to provide cover and put the rioters in a pinch point to get to you. Lay magazines out for quick access. Start spitting lead as soon as you feel that you must fight for your life. That will either turn the tide for you to exit the area quickly or give you the knowledge that you did all that you could do with the situation you were given.
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Old July 1, 2009, 09:53 AM   #57
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once again I have to fall back on what I learned from the movie "Blazing Saddles", and take myself hostage.
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Old July 1, 2009, 10:35 AM   #58
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once again I have to fall back on what I learned from the movie "Blazing Saddles", and take myself hostage.
Puleese, everyone knows he was faking it with blanks in the gun. No way would he have used a revolver if he was really intending to shoot anyone.
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Old July 1, 2009, 12:17 PM   #59
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hopefully he didn't even have blanks...

... look up Jon-Erik Hexum.
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Old July 1, 2009, 12:27 PM   #60
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You need a ....

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Old July 1, 2009, 12:28 PM   #61
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Tell them....

you have swine flu.... and stark coffing & sneezing in their direction
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Old July 1, 2009, 12:32 PM   #62
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Call in an air strike and take cover
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Old July 1, 2009, 12:33 PM   #63
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... look up Jon-Erik Hexum.
Reminds me of how Brandon Lee died
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Old July 1, 2009, 02:37 PM   #64
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Start throwing poo. when that is done jog backwards firing until you find a good escape route.
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Old July 1, 2009, 03:33 PM   #65
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I prepare for this type of event by eating 3 large cans of Bush's Beans, the original ones not the maple stuff. The dense fog that surrounds me is impenetrable for even the heartiest soul. A handy battery powered fan will send wafts of fog towards any direction I aim the thing. This has brought entire rooms full of stout men to their knees in the past.

I also wear a tied dyed thong, no pasties for me tho I am not a sissy....

The Richard Nixon mask may also be of some help, not sure as I never leave home without it.
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Old July 1, 2009, 03:49 PM   #66
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Old July 1, 2009, 03:55 PM   #67
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Usually, waking up helps...
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Old July 1, 2009, 04:44 PM   #68
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It's not how fast you can shoot...
It's how fast you can shoot well.
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Old July 1, 2009, 10:15 PM   #69
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How do you defend yourself against an angry mob?

Claymore. Works wonders on crowds.

If not that, you run from them. Only if cornered do you use your Glock. And if you do have to shoot, look for the leader.
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Old July 2, 2009, 07:46 AM   #70
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For mobs, I've always practiced saying (with the right accent, of course):

"Which one of you pilgrims wants to be first?"

Then run.

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Old July 2, 2009, 11:51 AM   #71
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If I'm at home and have access to my SMLE & FMJ loads (to penetrate the first two rows)....then it's Rule .303....

If not, then I escape & evade until I'm safe....or back at my house where I can get my SMLE...
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Old July 2, 2009, 01:09 PM   #72
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If that situation happened to me (as it could have about 30 mins ago on my walk back from the pharmacy, as Honduras where I live is in the middle on a millitary coup) I would try and get a lead of the group. Beat them to high ground. I am 30 years old and in good physical condition but if I start losing my lead and being overtaken or feel like I am about to be flanked, flankers get it first. I practice action drills, walking and firing, strongside and weakside. I walk and shoot center mass as the threat continues putting me DIRECTLY in harms way. I continue firing as I make my way to choke point/high ground. Eventually they will get the picture, out of the 17 rounds in the Glock, I will make 13+ hits under preassure. This will get the point across UNLESS the mob gets your flank and then you are in for a very ugly, dragged behind truck and body left on display type death. I would not shoot round one until it was clear it was me or them and my life was in imminent danger. Even then I fould not just fire into the crowd. I would take out the fastest approaching threats, that would slow everyone else down considerably.
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Old July 2, 2009, 02:49 PM   #73
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Where can I find a hello kitty spandex loin cloth? Cabelas is out for some reason....
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Old July 2, 2009, 04:10 PM   #74
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using a large vehicle as cover I would shoot the most threatening (the ones I cant out run or fight) ones.... if they charge after the first couple shots I would find a building and stay at the end of a hall to gain some advantage over the group. I would then empty the first mag on them. I would then reload and get out a window... then run my ass off from there...
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Old July 2, 2009, 04:14 PM   #75
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How is that this question has legs this long?

A mob is completely unpredictable in it's behavior. The best defense is avoidance. Failing that, then evasion and/or escape. After that, all bets are off.
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