I would like some opinions from people on De-Escalating a possible draw and fire situation. Everyone here I assume, like myself, is not looking to use my firearm, but will if it needs to be done. Today I was in a situation that could have gone either way. I was in a shady area of town and I bumped into a "local" and he decided to get threatening right away before I could move along. I was open carrying and he kept repeating "take off that gun and I will kick your a**". I talked in a calm voice to him and said "sorry for bumping into you, but is it necessary to threaten over an accident?". He wouldn't have any part in my apology and threatened further. I rested my hand on my Sig P226 and said if you don't mind I will be on my way sir. And I walked the other direction. He decided to leave as well.
What would have you guys/gals have done in this situation?
Your thoughts and suggestions will be appreciated!