The Armed Citizen® March 12, 2021

by
posted on March 12, 2021
The Armed Citizen
Armed Citizen® Today

A homeowner and son were forced to defend themselves when a group of masked men broke into their Pageland, S.C. residence on March 5, 2021.

The incident began that Friday morning when the homeowner and son were getting ready to leave for work and a young man walked up to the front door asking for directions. As the two were talking with the young stranger, a second youth came around the corner armed with a handgun and forced the two into their home. Back inside the home, one of the armed robbers began to fight with the homeowner and shot him in the leg.

The homeowner's son managed to grab a shotgun sitting in the home and shoot the other young armed robber in the head. The first robber ran out of the home where a third accomplice in a white car, and they fled the scene. The 17-year-old robber who was shot in the head died of his injury at the scene.

Police determined that the three youths had targeted the home for robbery, and that the surviving robber had tried to break into the same home back in Dec. 2020. The surviving robber was later caught and charged with two counts of attempted murder, first degree burglary and use of a deadly weapon during a violent crime. (wbtv
.com, Charlotte, N.C., 03/10/2021)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives April 1977

Although 19-year-old Rebecca Vigil of Stockton, Calif., had never fired a pistol in her life, when two armed robbers invaded her boy friend's gas station and began to beat him, she took effective action. She first located a hidden .22-cal. revolver and emptied it into one of the crooks, she then retrieved a pistol dropped by the fatally wounded thug, and used it to kill his partner. (The News-Sentinel, Lodi, Calif.)

Latest

Ranger Point Precision Comet Muzzle Brake
Ranger Point Precision Comet Muzzle Brake

Preview: Ranger Point Precision Comet Muzzle Brake

Threaded-barreled, “tactical” lever guns are experiencing a boom in popularity right now, and Ranger Point Precision has a line of screw-on Comet muzzle brakes to accommodate many of the most popular models from Henry, Marlin and Rossi.

Rifleman Q&A: Roos Underhammer Muzzleloader

From the archives of American Rifleman, read about a German-made, upside-down built, small-bore muzzleloader.

Benelli M4: A Do-It-All Shotgun For Military & Commercial Use

The Italian designed Benelli M4 semi-automatic shotgun has served alongside the members of the United States Marine Corps for over the past two decades, and is also a popular commercial option.

Review: Staccato 2011 P

The M1911 is now well into its second century of production, though many features of the design have been contemporized, including 9 mm Luger variants with double-stack magazine such as the Staccato 2011 P tested here, which is one of five M1911-style models made by Texas-based Staccato, the successor to STI International.

Barrett Firearms Non-Fungible Tokens Coming Soon

Digital Arms has entered into a long-term agreement with Barrett Firearms Manufacturing to develop and market Barrett-branded, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

NRA Gun of the Week: SIG Sauer CROSS

On this week’s “Gun of the Week” video preview, American Rifleman staff tell about the CROSS, a U.S.-made hybrid bolt-action rifle from SIG Sauer.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.