Tiger held at gunpoint.

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    It isn’t about what the holdee understands.
    Not at all.
    The holder knows if the tiger chooses to do so it will kill him.
    Not sure what firearm is being brought to bear on the tiger, But it reminds me of an old joke about an Alaska hunting guide telling a client to file the front sight off of his “bear protection revolver”.
    That way it wouldn’t hurt the client so much when the bear takes it away from him and shoves it up his behind.
    Pretty sure a 9 mm sidearm is not doing much to slow down a charging tiger, if it in fact would have come to that.
     
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    Well, the “held” part means the holdee knows not to move.
     
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    I don't think I would even trust a .45 against a tiger.
     
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    I worked at a local gunship in the late 90's, and recall being asked several times by guys heading to places where Grizzly and Brown Bears tended to be, if that .44 Magnum S&W or Ruger they were eyeballing would kill those bears if they were attacked. My usual response was yes, definitely, but they might not succumb to their wounds until about a week after they pooped you out.

    Of course a .44 Magnum round, WELL PLACED, as they say, could drop a large bear in its tracks if you could scramble it's brains, but otherwise, I would expect to be shredded regardless of what may well be a fatal shot at the bear.

    As for the Tiger, I'm a 'cat guy' of the first order, big ones, little ones, don't care, and would hate to see one killed in any circumstance, but life can certainly get cruel when things go awry.

    I like the critters....ok, I don't like wood ticks, and will admit to flushing the one I saw crawling around our basement bathroom floor the other day. I did, however, manage to restrain myself and not use my 1911 on the little bas#ard, but I was tempted.
     
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    Nope.
    Not even a little bit.
    And I’m a fan of the .45 ACP.
    .45-70 perhaps!

    I’m glad it ended well. No injuries on either side.
     
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    It can be all about shot placement...but very few have the training and the nerves to do that successfully.

    Many polar bears have been taken with ammo you wouldn't consider for a vicious rabbit today. You use what you got when you have to survive.

    Most deputies don't have the training. However, should that tiger show up in Murfreesboro, TN, my niece the deputy, is a fearless and outstanding shot. She could dump a whole mag into one eye before it blinked. Of course, she'd be all "here kitty, kitty!" first. :rolleyes:
     
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    Shot placement is obviously a huge factor, but the odds are pretty slim that the deputy has any knowledge whatsoever of where to hit a tiger to stop it. An experienced big game hunter would know, but not a deputy in an urban area.
     
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    They should have used a giant spray bottle...
     
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    Or distract it with a big ball of yarn.
     
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    The tiger's not even the strangest thing in that video. There's a giant purple dumpster!
     
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    Oh for God's sake. Just put out a cardboard box. Cat will be in it and purring in 60 seconds:

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    When I was in Churchill, a couple of RCMP officers decided not to wait for Conservation to deal with a problem polar bear (it was not near human habitation). They “killed” it with their sidearms. Luckily, my superintendent happened along, and finished the job with a proper shotgun and slug. ***hats.
     
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    Pretty upscale looking neighborhood. Probably someone's pet. Sheriff did the right thing, but a 12 gauge shotgun is the best defense against something that large. Just gotta get one pellet in the eye. Learned that from an Alaskan hunter.
     
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    OK, just watched the video. He’s not “holding it at gunpoint.” He’s pointing a handgun at it. That cat doesn’t give two slim ****s about the gun. Don’t even get me started about the idiot whose “pet” it is. Hope he gets eaten (except that would end badly for the cat).
     
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    Would you aim for somewhere other than the head? I’m not sure I’d care to start making guesses about where important internal organs that aren’t the brain are.
     
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