Reason why I started carrying
This is a discussion on Reason why I started carrying within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by MadMac
I doubt this was a serious attempt to violently assault you and your GF. Could it have been? Sure, but it ...
August 4th, 2011 07:07 PM
MadMac, I appreciate your opinion but this isnt the first time you have made incorrect assumptions. I was uncomfortable, that was as far as the situation got for me. However you seem to think that there was no way that it could have been worse or that something could have happened that was life threatening. If I had a gun on my at the time it would have stayed completely secure until an attempt on my life or my girl friends life was made. It is obviously the last tool to implement in a life threatening situation, I think any carrying person can clearly reason that.
Originally Posted by MadMac
Because of where I was, and how I felt I obviously didnt think it was life threatening at the time. If it was, I would have been hauling ass in the opposite direction as fast as possible. Even if I had a firearm and not a knife.
Since I received my CCL I have taken multiple training classes in different disciplines (including a 2 week seminar), and I am pretty confident in my "knowing when and how to use it"
August 4th, 2011 07:11 PM
If he had pulled a knife at that point, it would depend on the distance he was to me. I caught him at a pretty good distance away and the moment he came out with a weapon I was close enough to the security of the hotel we would have fled. If he had gotten much closer, or we were in a different part of the city (and I was carrying) I may had been forced to draw.
Originally Posted by 3G19eXo
If I draw it is with the intent to take a life. Its not coming out before then. If I draw he drops his knife and flees the gun is getting holstered and 911 is being dialed immediately, no matter what
A knife is most definitely a deadly weapon. If you havent seen the FBI video and pictures of the officers attacked by a man with a knife it was pretty gruesome.
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