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Woman Unloads Gun At Attackers But Runs Out of Bullets

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According to the CBS affiliate in Texas a woman awoke during the night to discover there were two criminals in her home. At age age 61 she had rehearsed these types of events in her mind many times and was ready to react.

She did what most of us would do. She retrieved her firearm and when confronted she began to fire. She injured one of her attackers and that is when her nightmare really began.

When she ran out of ammunition the attackers heard the “click click” of the gun and the uninjured one took advantage of that moment.

He must of heard me clicking it because that’s when he came back and beat me up really bad,” said the woman.

The second attacker moved in and began to assault her. She suffered a concussion and her face was covered was cuts and bruises. Its anyone's worst nightmare.

Both suspects were arrested later that day when the injured criminal sought out medical attention at a nearby hospital.

READ MORE: How Many Rounds Should You Carry Concealed

While we are glad this woman survived the encounter it leaves us all with a sobering thought. Do you have enough rounds? Do you carry enough ammunition? We love to tell ourselves that we are a good enough shot or that we carry an effective enough round that we only need a few to stop the threat. When I hear these excuses I always call them out for what they are. If you think 5-6 rounds is always going to be enough you are not living in reality.

Source: CBS Story

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10 Responses to Woman Unloads Gun At Attackers But Runs Out of Bullets

  1. ren April 26, 2016 at 11:11 pm #

    Always have extra mag and practice quick reload, also two guns are better than one!

  2. T April 27, 2016 at 9:03 am #

    Click, click…that was a revolver. Everyone should have a full size semi-auto that holds 15+ as their main home defense gun.

  3. Doc April 27, 2016 at 9:29 am #

    So this woman freaks out and empties her mag without aiming. She doesn’t need more ammo. She needs more time training at the range. Both times that I’ve had to use my firearm (Ruger SP 101) I fired less than three times. Both times were multiple attacker. Round placement and training make the difference. Period. What good would another mag do when you’re shooting up the walls.

    • Tracy April 27, 2016 at 10:33 am #

      @ Doc. Glad to know that you are a sharpshooter with nerves of steel and an aim that can hit a fly on the ass of a dog. Most people, regardless of the amount of training they have had, can freak out and miss at close range. Who knows, if she had more rounds she may have, along with her misses, hit enough times to stop the attackers, but alas no one will ever know for sure, will they. In my opinion, more is always better.

      BTW, in most every police shooting I have ever seen video of the officers, who I suspect are the best trained, will fire multiple rounds 15 plus another mag to stop an attacker, just sayin.

      • Joe Chytil April 29, 2016 at 4:48 pm #

        Yep police miss with over half the shots fired, and they are better trained than almost any of the rest of us. I think MR bigshot who only needed 3 shots to hold off an army would probably wet his pants if the truth were told

      • bob April 6, 2019 at 3:28 am #

        story is false

    • Jay May 29, 2016 at 6:07 am #


      I would love to hear the stories of your two shootings. Also would like to know if these shootings you were involved with were as a LEO (law endearment officer) or as a private citizen.

  4. Dave Blunt April 27, 2016 at 1:09 pm #

    Guys, guys didn’t you read ? it said the uninjured man heard her fire arm go click-click that means she didn’t have a semi automatic, that means if she had the slide would have remained back and no click -click. Also she was prob. not fully awake when she grabbed her firearm (revolver) And didn’t mentally process she might need to reload and has any one thought that in her state of mind that she might not have thought to pick a speed loader or strip (and don’t say a box of ammo we all know how hard it is to work that one when adrenalin is working overtime) give her credit she survived and the perps were caught and now everyone she knows will be better prepared if it happens to them.

  5. Guy April 28, 2016 at 6:45 am #

    Personally, for home defense, the shotgun is king. Even with a non fatal wound, usually most any hit is enough to disable or send an attacker packing. In the case of multiple attackers, most times when one sees an accomplice hit and know it was a shotgun their first instinct is to get the hell out of the area. Most shotgun manufacturers now offer home defense type of shotguns that hold more than your typical 4 to 5 rounds, fold able or collapsable and pistol grip styles with shorter than sporting barrels suited for home defense situations. I’d almost bet bottom dollar if she had put the first round generally on target with the first suspect, racked another one in the chamber, the second guy wouldn’t have tried to attack her but been looking for the quickest way to get out of dodge. And she would have had more rounds than a standard 5 or 6 shot revolver, which sounds like what she had, and probably wouldn’t have needed more than a couple of rounds and had some left just in case. It doesn’t take alot of skill or practice to load larger shot shells as opposed to fumbling with speedloaders, magazines pointed in the wrong direction or not properly seated causing a very bad WTF moment. And for anyone not practiced without a speedloader trying to remember how to eject, fumble with single rounds of ammo and actually load a revolver, get it closed properly and back on target? Not a very winnable situation in most cases. I’m a very highly trained shooter, 10 year Army vet, been raised with guns all my life. I gunsmith, reload and build custom guns, I feel as comfortable with either a handgun or shotgun, but for my wife and family, I wouldn’t trust much less than the shotgun for them, not to mention the shear intimidation factor involved seeing hearing and being on the receiving end of one being fired at you.

  6. Joe Chytil April 29, 2016 at 4:57 pm #

    Fortunately I have had only one occasion where I needed to use one of my firearms for home protection. In that case I chose my 12 gauge shotgun. I purposely do not leave a round in the chamber because I want the perp to hear the sound of the pump (I learned later that most police do that for the same reason). When I pumped the gun and chambered a round, the first thing I heard was a loud don’t shoot don’t shoot I am coming down (the perp was in my attic). So that was the best solution, no rounds fired and caught the jerk. And oh yeh if I did have to shoot no matter how nervous I might have been, I wouldn’t have needed good aim with that 12 gauge 🙂

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