You did fine
This is a discussion on My ordeal this afternoon within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; You did fine...
I don't recall any shaking, but i may be mistaken. It all just happened so fast.Btw... how bad was your hand shaking when it was next to your Glock, if you perceived it at all, and were you consciously aware you were probably losing fine motor control and would have to rely on gross motor skills. I'm curious if that was registering in your mind at the time, or if you can recall it now?
I should not have even started the engine until I had calmed down some, but the thought did not even cross my mind. That is something i will definitely have to take into account if I'm ever in that sort of situation again. Anger and adrenaline do not mix when behind the wheel.
You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is 'never try'. -Homer Simpson
djz87 wrote: "As i was setting my sandwich on the seat, the passenger side window on the van opened, and the guy yelled for me to come over."
"Come here," from anyone not in obvious authority is often not going to end well.
We teach that to our kids but sometimes forget it ourselves. Those two words are a warning, be ready for anything once you hear them.
Someone in a van pulls up and says "come here," all he's going to hear from me is "get lost."
God is love (1 John 4:8)
Oh yea, which sandwich did you get from Quizno's? And how was it?
Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
You could have offered to trade the dirtbag some "hot lead" for it!
"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom" Gen. George Patton
Ah jeez, those little pissants. chances are the equipment is stolen.
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British, He shot them!
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy." -- Ernest Benn
You may not like guns. You may choose not to own one. That is your right.
You might not believe in God. That is your choice.
However, if someone breaks into your home at 3AM the first two things you are going to do are:
1) Call someone with a gun.
2)Pray they get there in time." - A wise man
I'd just say,
"No thank you. I do business at this store becaue of thier printed warranty agreement with purchase."
I've had this happen to me a few times over the years. Both where I live now in UT and when I lived in NoVA. Usually I'll just say no thanks...but I've been a bit more leary of these situations in the past few months. About 2 months ago, in my town, a guy tried to sell a laptop to a gentleman returning from vacation. When he declined the offer the BG salesman shot him in the face (through his hand) without provocation. You can never be too careful.
Some guy pulled up in a van with a buncha meat he was selling at a reduced price since he couldn't take it back...yeah right,I said no and I could see the disappointment in my Labradors eyes as she realised no steak tonight
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .