The Armed Citizen® September 22, 2011

by
posted on September 22, 2011
ac2009_fs.jpg (2)

When a homeowner’s dogs began barking in bizarre fashion, he grabbed a handgun to investigate while his wife called the police. The victim of two burglaries in recent weeks, the homeowner cautiously approached his detached garage. He confronted two prowlers lurking inside, drew his handgun and told them not to move. Initially it appeared the suspects would wait for police, but suddenly the desperate men charged. The homeowner made quick work of the criminals, opening fire and connecting with each shot. One suspect fell dead. The other lay wounded. The homeowner grabbed a medical kit and provided assistance to the wounded man until police arrived. (The Chronicle, Centralia, WA, 05/23/2011)

The Armed Citizen Extra

(The following account did not appear in the print version of American Rifleman.)

A man and a woman awoke in the middle of the night to the sounds of what they figured to be someone breaking into their home. When they went to investigate, their suspicions were correct; two masked men had entered their home. One of the intruders approached the man, demanding money and jewelry, and then pistol whipped him, giving the woman time to grab their shotgun. The woman handed the gun to the man, and he and the suspects exchanged fire. One of the intruders fled, and the other was fatally shot and found by police in the driveway of the home. The male resident sustained minor injuries. (The Daily Herald, Tacoma, WA, 11/04/10)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

September 1971: Mrs. Edith M. Barry, 41, woke up one morning and discovered a burglar in her bedroom. Seizing a .22 revolver, she shot him. He staggered outside and was later arrested. (The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz.)

Latest

Mixed News
Mixed News

Mixed News On The Ammo Front

There has been a mix of bad and good news recently in regards to ammunition supply chains, ranging from highway robbery of millions of rounds, to companies opening up news space and forging new parterships to up capacity.

NRA 150th: The Farr Rifle

For the better part of a century, George Farr’s record-setting rifle had been a cherished keepsake within his family’s estate, until now. It is on display today at the National Sporting Arms Museum in Springfield, Mo.

ARTV Preview: Making The S&W Shield Plus, Rock River Arms RUK 9BT and The French MAS 36

This week on American Rifleman Television, we get a behind-the-scenes look at how Smith & Wesson makes the Shield Plus pistol, test the Rock River Arms RUK 9BT large-format pistol and examine the history of the French MAS Model 1936 rifle.

The Armed Citizen® August 2, 2021

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Preview: Accurate-Mag .308 Win. DSSF Magazine

Steel bodied and treated for military use, the Accurate-Mag AICS-pattern .308 Win. DSSF magazine is available directly from the U.S. maker and with options for maximum cartridge overall length.

Taurus Rides The Red-Dot Wave: The TX22 Competition & G3 T.O.R.O.

In 2019, Taurus Int’l made the business decision to set aside the company’s more unusual and exotic offerings. Instead, the team focused its efforts on improving product quality and manufacturing consistency while continuing to offer reliable handgun options that met its customers’ needs at affordable prices.

Interests



Subscribe to the NRA American Rifleman newsletter