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IN: Furniture store owner drives off would-be robber

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Post by ELB » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:44 am

‘I could have killed him for $10:’ East side store owner fights back against armed robber

Maybe not text book "how-to-do-it" but got the job done


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Post by Jose_in_Dallas » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:55 am

“I knew when he pulled the hammer back on the automatic weapon there wasn’t a bullet in the chamber," Stinson said, "I know the sound.”

And what does that sound like?

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Post by Jusme » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:57 am

Jose_in_Dallas wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:55 am
“I knew when he pulled the hammer back on the automatic weapon there wasn’t a bullet in the chamber," Stinson said, "I know the sound.”

And what does that sound like?
Beat me to it. I was wondering the same thing! :confused5 :confused5
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Post by bblhd672 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:57 am

Jose_in_Dallas wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:55 am
“I knew when he pulled the hammer back on the automatic weapon there wasn’t a bullet in the chamber," Stinson said, "I know the sound.”

And what does that sound like?
:iagree: I never knew that a hammer cocking sounded different when there is no round in the chamber.


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Post by Tex1961 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:58 am

“I knew when he pulled the hammer back on the automatic weapon there wasn’t a bullet in the chamber," Stinson said, "I know the sound.”

Umm :confused5
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Post by ELB » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:00 am

My aim is better than my hearing, I think I probably would have shot the robber. But I wasn't there to see all the variables, so wish him and his bulletstopper well.
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Post by rtschl » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:10 am

Jose_in_Dallas wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:55 am
“I knew when he pulled the hammer back on the automatic weapon there wasn’t a bullet in the chamber," Stinson said, "I know the sound.”

And what does that sound like?
I'm going to be generous and think maybe he was thinking that the slide had to be racked like you see in movies and tv all the time (sometimes more than once). If so, dangerous assumption.
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Post by Jusme » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:23 am

rtschl wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:10 am
Jose_in_Dallas wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:55 am
“I knew when he pulled the hammer back on the automatic weapon there wasn’t a bullet in the chamber," Stinson said, "I know the sound.”

And what does that sound like?
I'm going to be generous and think maybe he was thinking that the slide had to be racked like you see in movies and tv all the time (sometimes more than once). If so, dangerous assumption.
Yeah, maybe, but shouldn't he have said, when he racked the slide? And on most semi autos, when the slide is racked, on an empty mag, it has to be manually released. But I agree, relying on what I "think" I hear, is very dangerous. I assume every gun is loaded, until I personally check it. JMHO
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Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:14 pm

Although this one turned out OK for the store owner, this could have gone very wrong.

The store owner's pistol should have been ONBODY, not in the back room.

It's really amazing to me that people who are savvy enough to own a handgun, don't
realize that it should be ONBODY for maximum effectiveness.

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Post by C-dub » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:35 pm

The store owner is a lucky fool!
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Post by ELB » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:32 pm

The story at link doesn’t actually say where store owner’s gun was, On or off body. Just that he was in the back room when he pulled it out.

This got me curious tho, so I looked thru some interviews, and there is one where he shows where he keep this gun in the back room. Not wise on at least two counts.

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Post by twomillenium » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:25 pm

I have to admit, I went and checked ......... with a snap cap. I could not tell the difference.
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