81 Year Old Kills Home Invader With 22lr Pistol That Hadn’t Been Fired in 30 Years!

When an 81-year-old homeowner shot and killed a home invasion suspect in early November, he did so with a gun that had not been fired in 30 years.

The home invader

“rode a bike to the house with tools to break in, then ransacked the home and assaulted the 81-year-old man.”

Police Lt. Tom Kolencik said, “Once the actor came into his bedroom, the actor was demanding to know where money was. [The homeowner] told them he didn’t have any money or anything of value in the home.”


A struggle ensued between the suspect and the elderly gentleman. It ended when the elderly man grabbed a gun chambered in “.22 caliber” and fired one shot.

After it was over the elderly man told police that “he had never fired the gun before and that it had been sitting in his nightstand for 30 years.” – 81 Year Old Home Owner



Read more about it here. 


“Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property…Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them” – Thomas Paine,1775

  These are some examples of some older 22lr pistols that might have been used it the shooting. Unfortunately, the article does not give the make and model of the weapon. We are left to guess. But one thing is for sure a 22lr even in a pistol will get the job done.

If you plan on using a 22lr for self defense or survival I encourage you to read the article “REMINGTON 22LR GOLDEN AMMO FAILURE! NOT GOOD FOR SELF DEFENSE. UPDATED



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