According to the D.O.J., there some 1.03 home invasions each year, and 27% of those homeowners falling victim to violent crimes. What’s worse, it is estimated that 3 out of 4 homes will be targeted within the next 20 years. And in most of those instances, the perpetrator will have a weapon of some sort, with the master bedroom being the preferred target.
How do criminals get their hands on guns anyway?
For the most part, home invaders use weapons they’ve stolen from somewhere else. The weapon of choice is usually long-guns, and they always have one or more partners with them when they pull a job. This puts homeowners in the position of having to defend themselves against 2, 3, 4 or more heavily-armed attackers.
Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security either just because your home has a security system installed. Security systems are fine as far as it goes but do they not provide that last line of defense needed to protect you and your family against today’s criminals.
Today’s home invaders are usually well-armed and show no mercy. Their goal is usually fueled by drugs and who knows what else. And as I am sure you know they will do anything to get the money for that next fix. If that means taking your life, then so be it.
Some homeowners have chosen to meet the threat head-on
An increasing number of homeowners have chosen to meet the threat with an equal or greater amount of force, like America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15. However, the firepower of the AR-15 might be too much for the situation at hand. For example, it could over-penetrate, something that is less likely to happen with a handgun.
Other things can go wrong, like running out of ammo, or being overpowered by the sheer number of attackers, or being caught off guard.
Situations like these could result in hand-to-hand combat, rendering even an AR-15 practically useless. Or worse yet, the perpetrator could take control of the weapon.
Mor than likely, the homeowner would not have thought to take a backup weapon with him, either because he didn’t have the time, or he was hadn’t been properly trained to meet a threat like that.
What if something went wrong?
In an intense situation like this, anything can go wrong, and if something can go wrong, it will. Especially if the homeowner hasn’t had any formal training. Now, putting your life on the line for your family is admirable, what good will that do if you lose? You and your family will probably be killed anyway because, in all likelihood, you will have exposed their faces in the battle. They couldn’t let you live knowing you could identify them.
So, it would be a good idea for homeowners to prepare themselves ahead of time by taking a close-quarter-combat training course. This way, he will be ready for any scenario when the situation occurs, rather than becoming just another statistic.
Can a knife save your life?
One of the things that are most overlooked when it comes to self-defense is the role that knives could play in a life-or-death encounter. Knives are usually readily available, and one of the most lethal weapons in the world when it comes to hand-to-hand or close-quarter combat.
According to the “21-foot rule,” when a perpetrator comes to within 21 ft., the homeowner should be able to draw his weapon, close that distance, and use his knife to inflict major damage to the would-be intruder, all in the amount of time it would take an armed policeman to unholster his weapon, take aim, and take the shot.
Now, don’t let that 21 ft. cause you to think you have plenty of time. The reason the rule has been set at 21 ft. in the first place is because it only takes a few seconds to close that gap. And believe me, a desperate criminal won’t be wasting any time.
Speed, accessibility, and surprise
These elements work for the good guys, as well as the bad guys. They are critical when it comes to deploying your weapon successfully. And there isn’t a weapon or knife in the world that can match its accessibility, or offer as great an element of surprise as the Gripknife.
The Gripknife is a combat-ready weapon that has a 4″ blade that remains concealed in the foregrip of your rifle.
When you are confronted with a combat situation in your home, and reach for your long-gun, you can fell an added sense of security knowing that your backup weapon is right there with you, ready to be brought to bear at a moment’s notice. All it takes is the press of a button.
If your rifle is neutralized – jams, runs out of ammo, or the intruder manages to close the gap before you can take a shot and grabs your rifle – you can deploy the Gripkife in a millisecond, and use it to defend you and your family.
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Or, maybe none of those things happen, but the intruder decides to rush you, but you decide against taking the shot because you just noticed you emerge from his bedroom door behind the intruder, and to take such a shot with a long-gun, like an AR-15, could go right through the intruder’s body and injure or kill your son. Your best bet in this instance might be to apply the 21-feet rule and take down the intruder using your Gripknife.
At any rate, it is far better to have access to a backup plan, like the Gripknife, than to need it and not have it. So, always be prepared for any eventuality because you never know when you might be a criminal’s next target.
The Gripknife is a precision-machined weapon made in the U.S., form the highest-quality metal in the industry. It is rated as the strongest OTF knife in the world. And, when attached to your firearm, it is the most accessible weapon you can find.