Upon entering our (we own it, not just staying at) Airbnb cabin yesterday I was presented with an unexpected intruder which required me to immediately draw, fire and stop the threat, ultimately causing the intruder to expire.
There was a 5 foot long rat snake slithering there on the kitchen floor! … What did you think it was a person? What made you assume that?
What I did learn was my training helped me to act quickly and efficiently.
A quick off hand reach over to pull up my t-shirt, draw to close ready, a tac-reload and cycle to swap out a self defense round for CCI Snake Shot round, (In TX you should always have the first 2 rounds your Snake Shot in your spare mag) aim and POW. Dead Snake. The CCI shot does virtually no damage to wood or flooring. It’s ability to penetrate virtually anything is greatly reduced at distances of more than 3 feet. (Will not penetrate (or even mark it) white plastic cardboard at anything further than 3 feet.
Tip of the day: Discharging a firearm (9mm) indoor or in a confined space is super super super loud! I’ve had to do the same thing outside on occasion with some slight discomfort but indoor, OMG!!! It took about an hour and a half for my hearing to fully come back. With that said, would I do it again, yes, but at least I should have single hand fired with a finger in my best ear.