This is a discussion on You're enjoying dinner in a classy establishment... within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Guantes Nothing wrong with an exchange of ideas. It is when the decorum degenerates that, IMO, the value of the whole thing ...
Give him your wallet, the one with "Bad Mother F***er" on it. Just don't give up the briefcase with Marceles Wallace's soul.
In all seriousness, by taking the shot, you are preventing the "Immenent death or great bodily harm" of everyone in the establishment.
Just try to keep the gray matter out of my soup. THX
Of course, everyone is welcome to post their take on the scenario.
But when this is what you post...and it's ALL that you post....*my concern* is that you have not thought thru all the things I've mentioned earlier....it sounds like an assumption that you think you'll doubletap him in the back/head and it's over.
Yet in the majority of real shootouts, it takes multiple shots to bring down a bg and they are **almost never** disabled immediately. So even if they die *eventually*, they have a good chance of still shooting at you or other people.
Again, this is my interpretation of this type of response....and that it's completely unrealistic and supposes that 'shooting' creates some 'clean' ending.....when by all accounts there is usually more action and collateral damage. Or that other patrons wont give them away before they can take the shot...or scream and panic when they see another gun?
I am not saying that the poster didnt think of this...but when this is all they post, it really makes me question and hope that they have.
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The thing about "defense" is that it has practically nothing to do with guns. (As passed on by CCW9MM)
I apologize, I should have been more clear. I assume that most CCW holders are fairly competent with their weapons and are able to hit a target at 10 feet, and given the scenario, the BG was less than 10 feet away (at the next table).
Also, I neglected to mention that my preferred cary is a Ruger P345, loaded with Federal Hydra-Shok 230 grain. He is going to fall, and he is going to die. I don't aim for the head, I aim for center mass, and the BG will be -1 heart.
I agree that there are more risks than reward here, however, I could not sit idly by while the lives of my wife, son, myself and everyone else in the establishment hang perilously on the trigger control of someone who obvioulsy is fairly unstable to begin with being that he has decided to hold up a crowded resturaunt.
Also, as you can see, I am a new poster, so, thank you for opening my eyes. In the future, i will attempt to be more thorough with my explanations.
Just to provide a balancing point. While one should never count on a one or two shot stop/drop it can/does happen. From personal experience, one shot, they drop and it is over permenantly.
Good thread !
Interesting and informative at first, then entertaining
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My wife is putting her gun on right now and heading down to the restuarant to get her favorite blue berry cheese cake
Now you are at the point of s**t or get off the pot, I think I would take the shot, if he comes to your table and demands your valueables you can't really say let me put my gun down and get my wallet lol. I say shoot.
If possible have the mrs. call 911 and leave the phone line open so 911 can hear or do a 911 hang up so that they check well being in the cell's location.
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Hear is something I think was not asked or questioned earlier. If he takes my wallet is the meal free?
Second and more serious note. Something I thought about sense I do not carry anymore. In a restaurant like that I imagine they have stake knives. If he really did seam like a person that would go off the end, why not stab him between the second and third vertebrate when he was turned around?
Now completely serious, I think any assumption no matter your weapon or skill level that everything will go right is fool hardy. Murphy’s law as mentioned earlier precludes any of that. in ten feet and a human body a lot can go wrong that would stop a kill from happening despite plans.
That is my point. If you are planning, then something will go wrong here. terribly, I might add. If you carry a weapon, you MUST be proficient with it. It is your duty to ensure that you have practiced, and practiced, and practiced until every movement, every action, is second nature. If you are planning, then you have already lost.Now completely serious, I think any assumption no matter your weapon or skill level that everything will go right is fool hardy. Murphy’s law as mentioned earlier precludes any of that. in ten feet and a human body a lot can go wrong that would stop a kill from happening despite plans.
This isn't an action movie, this is real life, and has the potential for real death. The BG dosen't fall down when you go "bang." Just having a gun does not make you safe. If you cannot use it, leave it home.
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the cheese cake at PF Changs is terrific just as a little FYI. The wife and i were there to celibrate our anniversery last night and it was great and there was no gunman thank goodness.
Puffer..handled it expertly and that should be the example to follow(if possible). Great job and it reinforces everything I was taught about "off-duty" encounters.
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