Stories Tagged With: ".45"

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  • December 08, 2014 | Comments
    Home Invaders Thought Disabled Vet Was an Easy Target – He Grabs a .45 and Proves Them Wrong

    A Vietnam veteran who is disabled and uses a walker to get around thinks he was targeted in a recent home invasion because the suspects thought he was an easy mark. According to the Gaston Gazette: Sapienza, a Marine Corps veteran who served four years in Vietnam, was watching television in his bed at 7:42 p.m. at his home on Davis Avenue. He heard someone prying off the lock and pulling the nails to the latch out... Read More »

  • November 05, 2014 | Comments
    TN Homeowner, Armed With .45, Shoots and Kills Armed, Masked Home Invader in Broad Daylight

    This story is yet another illustration of the fact that criminals are becoming more and more bold. You have to be ready to defend yourself in your home regardless of the time of day. Around 9:50am on Tuesday morning a masked man armed with a handgun broke into a home in Nashville, Tennessee. According to WKRN, this what happened next: The homeowner reported to police he was watching TV in his living room while his... Read More »

  • September 03, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Woman Home Alone Finds Intruder Hiding in Her Closet, She’s Armed, Guess How it Ends

    A woman, Barb Haley, and her dog were in for quite the surprise when they found a man hiding in the closet of their Nebraska home at 3am earlier this week. Fortunately, the woman had armed herself with her husband's firearm (he was out of town on business) and her dog was on high alert. After hearing a noise in her office, she went to investigate. According to local media outlets, She said, “There, in my closet... Read More »

  • July 31, 2014 | Comments
    Indiana Man Uses .45 to Defend His Mother From Hammer Wielding Intruder

    Here is the press release from the local sheriff's office. Kosciusko County Officers apprehended a burglary suspect Wednesday morning, just north of Leesburg, within 12 minutes of the crime. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Deputies were advised of a burglary in progress Wednesday morning at approximately 10:18 a.m., along with a suspect that was fleeing the residence 6008 North, Old State Road 15, Leesburg.... Read More »

  • May 07, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Detroit Woman – Without Concealed Weapons Permit… I’d Be Dead

    The Detroit Revolution continues. This is just the latest of a string of defensive gun uses coming out of the Motor City. In this case, the victim didn't escape unscathed though. Paris Ainsworth was shot by would be robbers twice in the sides and once in her hand in her driveway after returning from work. However, she was still able to draw her .45ACP handgun and return fire, hitting one of the suspects in both... Read More »

  • September 10, 2013 | Comments
    Machete Wielding Pharmacy Robber Foiled by Clerk With Glock 45

    Don't bring a... machete... to a gunfight. Police in North Little Rock, AR are searching for two suspects in an attempted robbery of a pharmacy last week. The would be robber was armed with a machete. Despite his large blade, the suspect still took off running when the store owner produced a .45 caliber Glock handgun. Police are also looking for a man they think acted as a lookout during the attempted robbery. According... Read More »

  • August 18, 2013 | Comments
    FL Woman Uses .45 to Shoot and Kill Man Who Was Beating His Girlfriend With a Blunt Weapon

    Vickie Rock, 50, was visiting the home of her boyfriend at the Grand Oaks Apartments in Riverview, FL when she heard screaming as well as glass breaking. Rock ran to investigate the source of the commotion. She found a man, identified by media reports as Daniel S. Robertson, beating his girlfriend with a metal object. Rock, who was carrying a concealed .45 caliber handgun, ordered the man to stop, which he did,... Read More »

  • June 10, 2013 | Comments
    Brunswick, GA Homeowner Shoots Knife Wielding Assailant Multiple Times With .45

    A homeowner in Brunswick, GA knew something was up when his doorbell rang, but he saw no one outside. That's when the homeowner decided to arm himself in case something out of the ordinary was going on. When the doorbell rang again, the man answered it with his .45 caliber pistol in hand. The homeowner still saw no one outside the door, so he stepped out onto his porch, where he was attacked by a masked man with a... Read More »

  • August 27, 2012 | Comments
    Bystander with Carry Permit Shoots and Kills Suspect With Headshot Who Was Attacking a Police Officer in Baton Rouge

    Incident originally happened in 2006, but was not previously published on this site. Brian Harrison, with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's department, was escorting a funeral procession when he pulled George Temple over to write him a ticket for interrupting the procession. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's spokesman Greg Phares, Temple then attacked Officer Harrison. Perry Stevens happened to be walking... Read More »

  • July 29, 2012 | Comments
    (1997) MS School Principal Captures Mass Murderer With His .45

    This story is a little different than the normal self defense stories we publish here. This one is over 14 years old. However, I feel that it's important that we not lose track of the older stories that often times provide prime examples of what guns in the hands of law abiding citizens are capable of. I know many people that have followed the gun rights community for any amount of time may have seen this story, but I... Read More »