Mugging at gas station ATM
A friend of mine was out and about the other night with one of his buddies. They stopped at a gas station with an ATM outside (I didn't know they put ATM's outside gas stations??), and my friend went to withdraw some money while his associate went in to grab some chips or something. While he is pulling out his cash, BG runs up on him from the darkness, shoves a pistol up against his chest, barrel right under his chin, demands he give him the money and withdraw more. Lucky for my friend, while he was messin around pressin buttons on the ATM, his buddy came outside, got the jump on BG and knocked him out with a strike to the back of the head. They called the police, and everything ended up alright.
I think to myself, what if that was me, and I was by myself? Granted, I do not use ATMs or banks, but it's still a plausible risk. That man might very well have shot my friend if his friend hadn't come to his aid/successfully got the drop on BG.
What do you all think is the best response if someone catches you slipping (keyword slipping, let's assume SA has failed), and has a pistol physically pressed against your body? I like to imagine I could step back a little and talk to him while I reached for my weapon, but when it's real life and not a hypothetical, I am not so sure of myself.
I try to practice drawing from concealed, and drawing while looking nonthreatening (in a mirror... kinda sad huh?). Does anyone else practice for this sort of scenario?