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Old 05-24-2013, 10:21 AM   #1
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When something goes bump in the night.

Is the first thing you do is get your firearm? My family has been in retail gas business for many years so my father trained me since I was kid to be extra alert all the time (especially at night at home, many GS owners get there homes invaded). Call me paranoid but if I hear a noise at night or see a car infront of my house (live In a culdesac) the first thing I do is grab a firearm and assess the situation and do what I gota do.


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The first thing I do is look at my alarm keypad and listen.

I have a fantastic alarm system, so I know there is very little chance of someone inside in my home.

If I do hear something else outside, I grab my gun off my nightstand and I walk to my office and look at my camera monitors.

I have two cats, so I can't panic every time I hear a "bump"
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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the dogs always bark if someone comes around so i usually just listen to how they react.
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Grab my nearest firearm and flashlight, then start checking it out. Even if I think it is probably nothing, I get prepared in case I'm wrong.

Heck, I saw a fishy looking car (beater) that rolled up in front of my house one night just after dusk (8pm), they killed the lights and sat there for a few minutes. I was rocking my daughter and was monitoring them outside the window. I put my daughter down to bed, ran to my room (nearest firearm/flashlights). While I was doing that, someone rang the doorbell. I killed the interior lights and could see the silihouette at the front door...looked like an adolescent kid in a boy scout uniform. I tossed the exterior lights on, did a 180 scan, and it was, in fact a f*cking boy scout. I opened the door and informed him that it was not a good idea to be ringing stranger's doors after dark and that his parents would be wise to take him on home. I don't blame the kid, just the retarded parents who went to a "nice neighborhood" to get some extra sales selling popcorn or whatever.

I've had 2 attempted break in scenarios at my old house....so glad I moved. It could happen anywhere though. They were both in broad daylight.
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The first thing I do is look at my alarm keypad and listen.

I have a fantastic alarm system, so I know there is very little chance of someone inside in my home.

If I do hear something else, I grab my gun off my nightstand and I walk to my office and look at my camera monitors.

I have two cats, so I can't panic every time I hear a "bump"
Yea pretty much same procedure here. I run a spot monitor for each stores security system in my bed room, and have my houses sec system locally connected from my computer. Also what makes my house a tactical nightmare that it is bay front. I pretty much live on an peninsula and there have been home invasions where people come by boat.


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Is the first thing you do is get your firearm? My family has been in retail gas business for many years so my father trained me since I was kid to be extra alert all the time (especially at night at home, many GS owners get there homes invaded). Call me paranoid but if I hear a noise at night or see a car infront of my house (live In a culdesac) the first thing I do is grab a firearm and assess the situation and do what I gota do.


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Curious about this statement. Are GS owners more likely to have their home invaded? If so, why?
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The first thing I do is look at my alarm keypad and listen.

I have a fantastic alarm system, so I know there is very little chance of someone inside in my home.

If I do hear something else outside, I grab my gun off my nightstand and I walk to my office and look at my camera monitors.

I have two cats, so I can't panic every time I hear a "bump"
See this is what I want in my place in NY. I'm gonna fly you up and have you build it for me haha. 8 access doors on the ground floor, 35-40 ground floor windows. And then there's upstairs. I'd love for the place to be a fortress.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:13 AM   #8
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Curious about this statement. Are GS owners more likely to have their home invaded? If so, why?
Majority of the business is cash. GS sell thousands of gallons a day, and most owners have multiple locations. So crooks thinks there is cash in our houses, given most amateur owners do keep cash in there houses. I have 7 friends in the last year that have had home invasions with 3-5 people kicking down there door. It's usually ex employees that set you up with gang members for a share of the take.


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I must say the local authorities here take this issue very seriously. I wonder if our large donations have anything to do with it


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Majority of the business is cash. GS sell thousands of gallons a day, and most owners have multiple locations. So crooks thinks there is cash in our houses, given most amateur owners do keep cash in there houses. I have 7 friends in the last year that have had home invasions with 3-5 people kicking down there door. It's usually ex employees that set you up with gang members for a share of the take.


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Certainly didn't know that. These robbers don't consider that business owners may store money in a bank? Especially in 2013.
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There more after the days take. Banks close at 5-6. Stations are open 24 hours. Most places deposit today's take tommorow. A high volume store can easily do 60k a day in sales 70-75% of that in cash


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I listen to what my dog does. If he's barking for no reason, I know what that sounds like. If he's barking at someone outside the house, I know that too. I grab the gun and light if I think something's happening.
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it's amazing how a dog's owner grows to learn and trust their dog's reactions.
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it's amazing how a dog's owner grows to learn and trust their dog's reactions.
Word. My dogs 14 and going deaf now . We listened for years but the last year he's lost most of his hearing.


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Grab my nearest firearm and flashlight, then start checking it out. Even if I think it is probably nothing, I get prepared in case I'm wrong.

Heck, I saw a fishy looking car (beater) that rolled up in front of my house one night just after dusk (8pm), they killed the lights and sat there for a few minutes. I was rocking my daughter and was monitoring them outside the window. I put my daughter down to bed, ran to my room (nearest firearm/flashlights). While I was doing that, someone rang the doorbell. I killed the interior lights and could see the silihouette at the front door...looked like an adolescent kid in a boy scout uniform. I tossed the exterior lights on, did a 180 scan, and it was, in fact a f*cking boy scout. I opened the door and informed him that it was not a good idea to be ringing stranger's doors after dark and that his parents would be wise to take him on home. I don't blame the kid, just the retarded parents who went to a "nice neighborhood" to get some extra sales selling popcorn or whatever.

I've had 2 attempted break in scenarios at my old house....so glad I moved. It could happen anywhere though. They were both in broad daylight.
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Certainly. However, I have always come to the expectation that my dogs wouldn't survive a breakin. Any determined thief would simple put them down.
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Certainly. However, I have always come to the expectation that my dogs wouldn't survive a breakin. Any determined thief would simple put them down.
+1, but barking dogs surely are a bit of a deterrent to a bad guy. i could only hope that the dogs would occupy them until i can put a few 5.56 rounds into their chest and face.
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When something goes bump in the night.

When I was 10, my house was broken into while my sister and I were home alone. I grabbed a kitchen knife, took us to my parent's bedroom and had her barricade the door while I unlocked my dad's gun. Their bedroom has 3 exterior walls and so 270 degrees of view. It was he perfect tactical spot. I called the police and had the gun ready. My parents obviously didn't give me the gun safe combination but I secretly watched my dad open it once so I knew the combination. Luckily, I didn't have to use it because they only made it into the garage by the time police arrived. Our house is pretty secure but I don't think they were the best of thieves.
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I'm not worried. No ones getting within 50 feet of my house without being on multiple video cameras and not inside it without an alarm going off.

If I hear something alarming enough, I grab my 820 Lumen Fenix TK-35 first and then make a choice to go handgun or long gun. Wife grabs the weapon of her choice
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Re: When something goes bump in the night.

Good point about the dogs. Mine have plenty of moments where they bark about nothing but when they mean business I know it. It is odd how certain people set them off...great part of a home security system.

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