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  1. Has anyone here ever drawn their weapon?

    What's the closest that you have ever been to drawing your weapon? Has anyone here ever been in a situation where they had to draw, or at least almost had to? Please share your stories and experiances.

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    My wife and I left a restaurant near our house. It was dark and a large dog came barking and running at us. This just happened after a Rottweiler attack several days prior. I drew my weapon, instinctively, but the owner (we couldn't see him) called the dog back. There was 1 other time when we were living in Phoenix, that my son heard some noise outside his bedroom window. There was a grass area about 10 feet wide between houses. I went out the front door and around the side to find my neighbor-who had forgotten his key trying to get in the back gate.

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    Thank God No! Closest I've gotten was pulling into a parking lot with my wife when some AH ran the stopsign and almost hit my front end. I blew my horn to let him know I was there then moved on. I guess that pissed him off even though it was totally his bad when I pulled the car into a space, he had circled around and parked his truck behind my car blocking me in.

    I told my wife, just stay in the car for now and let him make whatever move he wants, but if he gets out of the car and comes toward us, this situation could get nasty. I had my hand on my weapon and just waited out the situation.

    Happily, I guess he was waiting for me to jump out and agrevate the situation so after a minute or so he just pulled off without ever getting out.

    And hell yeah, I wanted to get out and confront him but I was very pleased that the circumstance had defused without action and realized that my self defense training had taught me that it is better to seem the wimp and wait it out than to be the macho dude and push the situation to the brink!

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    I have found that I am more tolerant to the Pseudo wanna be bad asses when I am carrying as opossed to when I am not. Therefore I always caryy!

  6. Quote Originally Posted by 2beararms View Post
    Thank God No! Closest I've gotten was pulling into a parking lot with my wife when some AH ran the stopsign and almost hit my front end. I blew my horn to let him know I was there then moved on. I guess that pissed him off even though it was totally his bad when I pulled the car into a space, he had circled around and parked his truck behind my car blocking me in.

    I told my wife, just stay in the car for now and let him make whatever move he wants, but if he gets out of the car and comes toward us, this situation could get nasty. I had my hand on my weapon and just waited out the situation.

    Happily, I guess he was waiting for me to jump out and agrevate the situation so after a minute or so he just pulled off without ever getting out.

    And hell yeah, I wanted to get out and confront him but I was very pleased that the circumstance had defused without action and realized that my self defense training had taught me that it is better to seem the wimp and wait it out than to be the macho dude and push the situation to the brink!
    You made the right decision. I had a similar thing happen once with someone blocking me in, I was only about 16 at the time and a group of Hispanics blocked my car and started trying to provoke me and my friend yelling and cursing at us, I'm not even sure why. I got out of my car and told them to follow me so that we could settle this ,man to man( I knew their were often police parked in the mall parking lot) so I drove up to the police car, the situation was quickly resolved.

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    I posted this scenario on another thread, so I'll skip some of the details. Two men pulled their truck in front of me on the highway, began slowing down, and blocked me when I would try to pass. It was obvious they were trying to force me to stop. The one on the passenger side kept looking back at me, and then turning to talk to the driver.

    At the time I had a Taurus model 66 .357 in the glove compartment. I reached over and got it out and laid on the seat. When i looked back up, the one on the passenger side had pulled hs head back in and was talking and gesturing to the driver, and they quickly sped up, pulled away, and exited at the next exit. I wasn't sure what prompted all of that until I realized that when I pulled the gun out of the glove compartment, I inadvertantly raised it above the dash making it visible through the windsheild.

    I never knew exacly what their intentions were, but it was obvious that the sight of the gun quodkly altered their plans.

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    No, not in the last couple years, but 3 years ago on a cloudy, crisp November morning, I pulled that 6 shooter out of my uncle mike's holster and thumbed the hammer back to fire on single action. I squeezed the trigger and was sure I had that 6 point dead to rights. That darn deer jumped and ran about 30 yards and looked back as to say "You missed chump..." Well the brother in law came up acouple minutes later thinking back straps for lunch because he knows the sound of that Ruger of mine. The B-I-L started to walk out from where I was sitting to check a round, but instead started to laugh and yelled "Nice shooting there Annie Oakley!" Annie Oakley? What do ya mean - Annie Oakley? The B-I-L held up a 1 inch poplar and Asked If I liked it with onions and butter... Not a pleasant experience...
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by billwot View Post
    I posted this scenario on another thread, so I'll skip some of the details. Two men pulled their truck in front of me on the highway, began slowing down, and blocked me when I would try to pass. It was obvious they were trying to force me to stop. The one on the passenger side kept looking back at me, and then turning to talk to the driver.

    At the time I had a Taurus model 66 .357 in the glove compartment. I reached over and got it out and laid on the seat. When i looked back up, the one on the passenger side had pulled hs head back in and was talking and gesturing to the driver, and they quickly sped up, pulled away, and exited at the next exit. I wasn't sure what prompted all of that until I realized that when I pulled the gun out of the glove compartment, I inadvertantly raised it above the dash making it visible through the windsheild.

    I never knew exacly what their intentions were, but it was obvious that the sight of the gun quodkly altered their plans.
    Awesome! That's a great story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired Grunt View Post
    I have found that I am more tolerant to the Pseudo wanna be bad asses when I am carrying as opossed to when I am not. Therefore I always caryy!
    I agree. This man obviously knows what he is talking about.

  11. I've been close twice. Both on my property. My dogs eyeballed three perps one night late and let me in on the party. I let Mickey circle behind while I went to go talk to them. They were up on a house boat stored on the property and when I got a good look at them, it was two middle aged rangy lookin' characters. I ordered them down from the boat with a spot light on them and they complied. The offered the lame explanation of how they were just just showin' the obviously underaged gal with them, what it was like to be on a big river boat. Whatever.

    One of them was eyeballin' my .45 which was still holstered. The other started to get a little uppity so I asked mickey to explain things for me. Mickey is a Wolf/Shepard mix and weighs in at around 135. When he bears his teeth and growls, I pay attention so you can imagine their reaction.

    I just left my hand on the hilt of my .45 and never did have to draw it.

    I held them till the sheriff arrived. The End.

    Second time it was about 3 in the morning. A Scraggily lookin' goblin had crawled up on my deck and knocked on the door. He allowed that he was lost and could he use my phone.
    I live in an area that is two miles wide and ten miles long. Nearly impossible to get lost unless you are very drunk. He was not.

    As I handed him the phone I noticed another goblin bent on no good scampering around the back of the house. I could hear my wife racking the slide on her colt and I had my hand on mine. Shocker here, he could not raise anyone on the phone and so decided to leave by the stairs. A moment later he came back up the stairs and with a sneer on his face remarked that he would leave the way he came and thusly climbed over the deck railing and down the side of my deck, nearly 15 feet.

    Again, I did not have to draw my firearm. The barking dogs and my wife racking the slide on her Colt Commander made all the difference in the world. Funny how a little noise can change a person's mind.


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