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Old 12-24-2017, 06:50 AM   #1
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Florida woman stops alligator with small caliber handgun

Another good reason to have a concealed weapons permit.

This is a story of self-control and marksmanship by a brave, cool-headed woman with a small pistol against a fierce predator.

What's the smallest caliber that you would trust to protect yourself?

Here's her story in her own words:

"While out walking along the edge of a pond just outside my house in The Villages with my soon to be ex-husband, discussing property settlement and other divorce issues, we were surprised by a huge 12-ft. alligator which suddenly emerged from the murky water and began charging us with its large jaws wide open. She must have been protecting her nest because she was extremely aggressive.

If I had not had my little Beretta .25 caliber pistol with me, I would not be here today!

Just one shot to my estranged husband's knee cap was all it took. The gator got him easily, and I was able to escape by just walking away at a brisk pace. The amount I saved in lawyer's fees was really incredible. His life insurance was a big bonus!*
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Old 12-25-2017, 06:42 AM   #3
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Love it. Probably because there's a smidgen of truth in there.
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That's why I cancelled my life insurance!

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Old 11-16-2019, 06:54 AM   #5
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Seriously, alligators are easy to kill. "Swamp People" shoot them all the time in the head with .22's, and they die pretty much instantly.
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Old 11-17-2019, 01:57 PM   #6
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Seriously, alligators are easy to kill. "Swamp People" shoot them all the time in the head with .22's, and they die pretty much instantly.
"Swamp People" ? Isn't that the reality show from Louisiana Bayous where everyone speaks English but they still need sub-titles at the bottom so the audience can see what they are sayin'.
Actually CCI has given Troy an advertising deal with his picture on one of their high-powered .22 caliber shells.
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There aren't any "high- powered .22 caliber shells". Same old cartridges at newer high powered prices.
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arent powerful 22's called high-v?
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Old 05-17-2020, 08:09 PM   #10
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That tale is SO OLD that in the original the lady used a pepperbox percussion pistol.
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