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Is that car coming at me!?

This is a discussion on Is that car coming at me!? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Guantes What if it had been a "slick" doing burglary patrol and your standing there with your gun out? I dont know ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    What if it had been a "slick" doing burglary patrol and your standing there with your gun out?

    I dont know what "slick" is. Do they go driving too fast in parking lots, at nite? It sounds inherently dangerous to the public.
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    A "slick" is an unmarked vehicle. We ran antiburglary units that were unmarked cars with uniformed officers.
    According to the op it was an alley. "Too fast"?? If they saw/heard something they might speed up to get to the source.

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    dont bring a gun to a car fight...get out of the way...think about what you would do without a gun...if the answer isnt "die" then that would be what you should do to get away from it...drawing your gun more than likely means youre either gioing to get run over with your gun in your hand or shot with your gun in your hand....getting out of the way and to cover means you survive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladder7 View Post
    A suspicious car @ 2am, lights off, in an alley makes my spidey senses tingle. I'd be ready to go hot as well. You did right verifying their intent while being prepared.

    A small LED flashlight is inexpensive and can put a lot of light on the subject.
    Yup^ identifying is a must...
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    Drawing a weapon was wrong.

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    carguy, we cannot say right or wrong in all certainty, we do not know the OP's profession, training, skills, or mindset at the time. Perhaps he was in a warzone a week ago and the reaction ingrained in his head to draw. Perhaps he is trained that that is a threat. Honestly if I am in an alley, and someone accelerates towards me, I am moving, my weapon is being covertly drawn, and I am looking for cover. it is possible to draw without being noticed, you just have to know how to do it quickly
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    A pretty benign situation that suddenly became potentially deadly because of one thing ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesson View Post
    I began walking down the center of the alley ...

    As I was doing so a vehicle flew around the corner with its lights off and was coming at me head on.

    My question is if you were I would have done less, more, or what?
    What would I do? Avoid the former, since it's logical that roadways will have the latter. Or, don't take such a small alley as the route. That'll fix the only thing wrong in the scenario, by avoiding the obvious risk in the first place.

    Imagine, if that car had been loaded with hotheads who had just exited the last in a series of bars. The same situation that ended with ladies laughing might well have ended with egos emptied all over the gutter. Something to think about, when risking the actions of others.

    Still, alleys aren't wide. There simply isn't anywhere to go, in most of them. If caught in one like that, I'd have done much the same as you.
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    alleys are not actually considered roadways, understood what you meant, but it bothered my OCD
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    Quote Originally Posted by INccwchris View Post
    alleys are not actually considered roadways ...
    Alleys are (generally) paved surfaces on which cars travel. By any other name, its effects are the same as any other roadway: cars are a-comin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    A "slick" is an unmarked vehicle. We ran antiburglary units that were unmarked cars with uniformed officers.
    According to the op it was an alley. "Too fast"?? If they saw/heard something they might speed up to get to the source.
    Ah ok. Thanks
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    Did you use the pole as cover? If the answer is yes then you did just fine.
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    Thanks for all the replies. I will most defiantly be getting a small flashlight.

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