These two mutts broke into a house and attacked a teenager inside.

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (WCNC) — A Kannapolis teen is recovering after his second home invasion in two weeks – but this time he managed to shoot one of his attackers during the assault.

“I pulled out a gun and shot one of them,” said Chris Ludwick, 19.

Ludwick said he shot at the men four times with a .22-caliber pistol that his father gave him after the first home invasion on February 7.  He was prepared when the men broke down the back door just before 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

“I was sleeping and was woken up to a disturbing outrage,” said Ludwick, “and they came inside my house and started trying to beat me up.”

Ludwick has cuts on his face and four staples in the back of his head from where one of the men grabbed the gun and pistol whipped him after the shooting.

Okay, let’s look at this.

Why don’t we recommend using a .22 pistol for self-defense?

Yeah, it’s better than nothing, but it’s not an effective man stopper.  This kid used one to shoot at his attackers, hitting one of the bad guys.  The wounded attacker promptly took the gun away and pistol whipped the resident teenager with it, giving him a nice gash on his head before the bad guy left the scene.

The teen’s lucky the bad guys didn’t shoot him for his trouble.

You punch a couple of .38 caliber holes in a bad guy and he’s gonna be a lot less likely to pull off this feat.  Perhaps even more so with .45 holes.

As Todd Vandermyde is fond of saying something to the effect, “A 9mm might expand to .45 caliber or bigger, but it’s it’s scientific fact that a .45 will never shrink.”



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