S&W M&P 45; Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum; Charter Arms .38 Undercover
I understand what you are saying.
To answer your question,
Yes, I was completely surprised at the unexpected encounter.
I shudder to even think about what could have happened to me if I was unarmed.
I think that I was much better prepared to handle that ATM situation because of another bad experience that I went through years earlier when I was a victim of armed robbery at my uncles liquor store at the age of 17.
A large knife was held to my neck and then to the back of my head in that encounter. I'll never forget the look in the eyes of that bad guy and his partner who was armed with a handgun, it scared the living $h*t out of me and I thought that I was dead meat for sure.
I remember feeling so stupid and helpless as I cowered on the floor with that huge knife poking the back of my neck.
After that terrible ordeal was over, I vowed to myself that I would never ever become a victim again.
Fascist's are Magicians...They can make our Property, our Freedom's & even our Children 'Disappear'.