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Old 03-29-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Schertz
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You may want to re-think your policy of not answering the door. Many times burgulars will pick a house where they suspect no one is home, ring the doorbell and when no one answers they kick in the door. If someone answers the door they make up some lame excuse to be there and move on. I always answer the door. As soon as I see it is some kind of solicitor I wave them on and close the door and lock it. But they know I'm home and that I know they are there. And they better move on.
Yup. I always answer and in my old place I had a little hallway so when I would open the door, I strategically placed my NSA membership decal along with some of my old Army memorabilia on the wall. And my dogs are usually doing their big boy barks not because they want to kill whose ever there but because they think its people to play with them. Plus if they're people who are acting shady, I act shady right back. I did that once with a young guy who ended up trying to drop off a vacuum that my gf ordered from a store. But he wasn't giving me any info so I looked him up and down and stared very intently. He asked what I was doing and I said I was remembering him for a sketch artist. Turns out he was a new guy, not very 'people oriented' and we were his first delivery. His supervisor was in the truck. Embarrassing for my gf, yes. But I knew right then it worked.

And I agree with the pace counts. My dad did this. He also got me into knowing the degrees of view that I have through my windows as well as knowing where my weapons are with my eyes closed and how to fire from defensive positions. I loved growing up with a Marine father.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Yup. I always answer and in my old place I had a little hallway so when I would open the door, I strategically placed my NSA membership decal along with some of my old Army memorabilia on the wall....
I think you mean NRA...unless you're gonna spy on them!

I always let solicitors know I am home and am ignoring them. Plus, the dogs let them know they're there as well. I usually don't grab my XD unless they act suspiciously, and if they're brave/stupid enough to try and come inside my fence they'll probably have to get some replacement underwear!

Despite current events going on elsewhere, I still am a firm believer in Castle Doctrine and the right of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves from the criminal threat. Any would-be thief that enters my property with the intent of stealing something does so at the risk to their own lives, and if there is one thing that I can guarantee it is that I will be much better trained and equipped then they are!

Cheers! M2

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Old 03-29-2012, 12:24 PM
 
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You may want to re-think your policy of not answering the door. Many times burgulars will pick a house where they suspect no one is home, ring the doorbell and when no one answers they kick in the door. If someone answers the door they make up some lame excuse to be there and move on. I always answer the door. As soon as I see it is some kind of solicitor I wave them on and close the door and lock it. But they know I'm home and that I know they are there. And they better move on.
We also do not answer the door anymore if we don't recognize the person. Whoever is ringing the bell usually will know there is someone home however, as we will approach the door to look outside and see who it is. I recently placed two signs near our door. One reads, "No Trespassing and No Soliciting. Violators will be shot!" The other reads, "Keep knocking, I'm re-loading!". So let them kick the door
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Schertz
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I think you mean NRA...unless you're gonna spy on them!


Cheers! M2
Hahaha. Maybe. Or...maybe not.

My mistake. NRA.

Not enough coffee this morning. It happens.
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