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    Quote Originally Posted by localgirl View Post
    You know, I have read a few things like this, and I always wonder, is this a male/female thing? I can only imagine the first thing I would have done was get on my cell, call the cops, and quite loudly said something like "Yeah, there's these guys following me way to close, making me really uncomfortable, and the last thing I want to do is have to shoot somebody." But I'm kind of obnoxious that way.

    Frankly, I think this was the best outcome. The display of weapons in a non-menacing way is highly underrated. And as much as people say "If you're going to draw, you shoot," just about everyone involved is going to be much happier if any conflict ends without bullets flying.
    I like obnoxious...LOL
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    I wouldn't want anyone know I have a gun. When theres 4 ppl they can still come at you even when they know you have a gun.See it happen. They can have weapons and still be bold. Holster' one in the pipe. And get ready. At least you safe and wifey will let you get a good holster. Maybe one for her also. 2 ppl 2 guns next time :). Hopefully there never is a next time but they maybe watching ,waiting now?? Be safe

  4. Quote Originally Posted by kelcarry:243778
    Please do not get me wrong but---- why do you carry "a couple of hundred" in a manner that is just begging for a problem. Situational awareness would have easily minimized if not eliminated a reason for these guys to even bother with you. You tended to indicate that your area is not exactly the garden of eden--another reason to have used more common sense than a wad of cash. I am glad it worked out well for you but just realize that there is no such thing as "mildly brandish"--kind of like partially pregnant. Brandishing can get you killed if you meet up with the really wrong guys and guess what---they can easily be considered as justified. Be more careful, use situational awareness to its nth degree and, contrary to some of the comments I have seen, brandishing--mild or not--is against the law (at least in my state of SC) and can get you killed.
    Actually I said I live in a nice area with not so nice surrounding areas. This forum really cracks me up sometimes. There's always gotta be those guys that just have all the answers and can and will never make a mistake! Sometimes I have to carry cash. I do my best with situational awareness and everything possible to avoid conflict, I'm not going to get it right all the time and I'm sure not going to be a victim about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotillion View Post
    Actually I said I live in a nice area with not so nice surrounding areas. This forum really cracks me up sometimes. There's always gotta be those guys that just have all the answers and can and will never make a mistake! Sometimes I have to carry cash. I do my best with situational awareness and everything possible to avoid conflict, I'm not going to get it right all the time and I'm sure not going to be a victim about it.
    I think you did fine.

    Once I posted about *thinking* about drawing on someone who pulled a knife on my husband and I got run up and down the proverbial flagpole. I took that post down immediately because I didn't want the flak.

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    curious why the other poster took so much flak for drawing his weapon on a person who was assaulting him, but cot isn't for revealing his weapon on persons who have not verbally threatened him.

    Btw, you have just graduated onto b2tall's list of compete fools, and I will be adding your tale to the rest of them for safe keeping, in case someone doesn't believe in deterrence.

    Glad you are safe, get a holster. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighterchen:243822
    Glad you are safe, get a holster. :-)
    Oh is that what "Mexican carry" means? I'm just an OC, don't bother too much with learning all the different titles for types of carry.

    He's right OP, unholstered carry in any form is a recipe for disaster. Get a holster.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Firefighterchen:243822
    curious why the other poster took so much flak for drawing his weapon on a person who was assaulting him, but cot isn't for revealing his weapon on persons who have not verbally threatened him.

    Btw, you have just graduated onto b2tall's list of compete fools, and I will be adding your tale to the rest of them for safe keeping, in case someone doesn't believe in deterrence.

    Glad you are safe, get a holster. :-)
    Pretty sure the guy you're talking about was never assaulted, just yelled at...and probably for good reason

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    Not to mention there was potentially a huge disparity of force here.

    OP: You didn't have to shoot anyone and got some good lovin' to boot. I'd call that a good day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotillion:243827
    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighterchen:243822
    curious why the other poster took so much flak for drawing his weapon on a person who was assaulting him, but cot isn't for revealing his weapon on persons who have not verbally threatened him.

    Btw, you have just graduated onto b2tall's list of compete fools, and I will be adding your tale to the rest of them for safe keeping, in case someone doesn't believe in deterrence.

    Glad you are safe, get a holster. :-)
    Pretty sure the guy you're talking about was never assaulted, just yelled at...and probably for good reason
    Being threatened is assault. Telling someone you are going to harm them is assault. After you physically touch them, thats battery. As a paramedic, if i ask someone if I can start an IV and they say no, I can not say, "I am going to start an IV anyways." That is assault. If I grab them and start the IV, that is battery.

    Don't assume anything about the other poster's situation, you weren't there. Do you find it at all hypocritical that you would brandish a firearm against people just following you, but wouldn't against someone who was threatening violence? How would you feel if your peers thought you deserved to have those people follow you?

    I do not feel you did anything wrong in your situation, and I don't feel the other poster did anything wrong either (except the CCW charge for not having his permit on his person). The courts decided that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Green:243840
    Not to mention there was potentially a huge disparity of force here.

    OP: You didn't have to shoot anyone and got some good lovin' to boot. I'd call that a good day...
    Ya...one party had a firearm, the other didn't. That is a huge disparity of force. I believe both situations had a potential of danger, with one having that potential turning into actual danger (hint: the latter is not this thread)

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