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    We are getting ready to go visit New Orleans where I am a little nervous about being safe. Of course we will avoid side streets and being out at night or in dangerous areas. I know this is a tough question to answer, different scenarios, and I know not to draw my gun unless I think my life is in imminent danger.

    So saying that, what if we are walking down the street and one or more people come up to us and demand our wallets? What if they are armed? unarmed? Would you hand over your wallet and hope they did not then decide to harm you? Anyone with experience want to share?

    My gut instinct would be to say no if they did not appear to be armed, but if they had a weapon on me I would hand it over and hope for an opening to get away or defend myself. Also not to be without compassion but I do not like beggars to get in close to my face and block me, would you carry pepper spray in case they would not back off?

    Yes, I am new to conceal carry, but I would like to have some plan in mind in case something happened.

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    Put your gun in there face if someone is robbing you , they don't stop shoot them in the face . That ends that . Why hand over your wallet for ?

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    And pay no attention to the idiot from Ohio
    See, it's mumbo jumbo like that and skinny little lizards like you thinking they the last dragon that gives Kung Fu a bad name.
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    Situational awareness is always the first principle of self defense.

    Don't let anyone get near you in the first place.

    Cross and re-cross streets to get away and stay away from suspicious looking others.

    If even then someone else persists in getting close to me, by following me, I will stop, with my back protected against a building wall, and face them, glare at them, and wait for them to pass.

    For women and youth however I would advise just keep walking fast.

    But for me, I wanted to get it over with without being sneaked up on.

    Never let them come within arms reach, so shuffle out of the way if they stop too close. That will be your first clue that a confrontation is imminent.

    My hand will already be on my weapon at this point.

    If they make a demand, normally I will say "get lost."

    Once I had a guy say to me "oh are you a cop?"

    I replied "I'm worse than a cop -- I'm your worst nightmare."

    Borrowed that line from Stallone. Usually I prefer Eastwood lines instead, like "yah right, make my day."

    He took the warning to heart and got lost. I would have shot him if he didn't.

    No one else has ever been stupid enough to stop, after I stop and face them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justxboxin View Post
    Put your gun in there face if someone is robbing you , they don't stop shoot them in the face . That ends that . Why hand over your wallet for ?
    That's not a good idea.

    If your gun is out it should be shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
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    And pay no attention to the idiot from Ohio
    Nice story and scenario.

    The thing is if you are outnumbered and everyone has guns out then you are going to lose in a gunfight.

    In that case the only thing that will save you is to run like h e l l.

    It is harder to hit a running target. No one practices that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCWlady View Post
    We are getting ready to go visit New Orleans where I am a little nervous about being safe. Of course we will avoid side streets and being out at night or in dangerous areas. I know this is a tough question to answer, different scenarios, and I know not to draw my gun unless I think my life is in imminent danger.

    So saying that, what if we are walking down the street and one or more people come up to us and demand our wallets? What if they are armed? unarmed? Would you hand over your wallet and hope they did not then decide to harm you? Anyone with experience want to share?

    My gut instinct would be to say no if they did not appear to be armed, but if they had a weapon on me I would hand it over and hope for an opening to get away or defend myself. Also not to be without compassion but I do not like beggars to get in close to my face and block me, would you carry pepper spray in case they would not back off?

    Yes, I am new to conceal carry, but I would like to have some plan in mind in case something happened.
    In your case I would recommend a really big baggy purse with a long shoulder strap, and keep your gun in that, so that you can carry the purse across your shoulder and chest.

    Then reach into the purse and hold the gun if you feel in danger.

    Practice drawing it and pulling the trigger (with snapping caps in it) in front of the mirror to develop your technique and create muscle memory.

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    True good points everyone . I would warn them then gun draw chances are they will see your gun and flee .

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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news. But,
    NOBODY can answer this question for you. (There are just way to many variables to consider!)

    Remember the number one rule for SD is "AVOIDANCE". (So, your thinking is on the right track.)

    There are a couple of things you may be able to do to avoid being victimized. A couple that come to mind are:

    ALWAYS travel in a GROUP! (Never, be caught anywhere by yourself.)

    Another one is-

    Do NOT get intoxicated!

    Drinking even small amounts of alcohol can have a HUGE detrimental affect on mental faculties and your SA. (Not to mention how alcohol can impede your reaction times & physical coordination.)

    Criminals actively look for targets who seem impaired in some way shape or form. (This is especially true in known "tourist" destinations.)

    REMEMBER!!!
    Being impaired is not necessarily limited to drugs or alcohol.

    Distractions such as talking on the cell phone, taking pics or vids, rummaging through a purse of shopping bag are all forms of "impairment. Even spending to much window shopping or admiring the beauty of the city can alert any BGs in the area you may be an easy target.

    This is where traveling in a group of three or more can be very advantageous. Two of you can enjoy something; while the third looks for potential threats. (Then you can switch out & someone else look for threats.)

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    Shoobee- I usually carry a very small cross body purse that has the metal cable in it to keep someone from cutting and snatching it. I carry my gun appendix. Do you think a bigger purse might encourage someone to want to take it? Plus if they take my purse then they have my gun. I like the idea of being able to hold my gun if I am in danger, maybe I should pocket carry it?

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