I've only had my CHL since last October and since then I haven't even come to condition yellow (except at my job where I'm armed security) but a day ago I almost had to draw on someone.
I went to a gun store with my brother in law who is a marine to shoot and look at buying a new duty weapon. We were there while and after BSing with the guy at the gun counter we were ready to leave as the store was officially closed, we walk out the door and almost get run over by a guy trying to get passed us (we both thought it was odd but decided to pay no mind). We were standing in the parking lot talking and the guy comes back out and approaches us. we both carry at about 4 oclock IWB so we turn a bit to get a good field of vision, we were too far from our cars and the rate the guy was moving it seemed to be our only option to talk to him while slowly edging back.
At this point we already figure the guy is up to something by the way he entered a locked/closed store then came out directly to us. When he gets within about 30 ft we tell him to stop, he somewhat complies by slowing to an almost stop and he raised his hand (could tell he didnt have a gun by watching him and being able to see his hand) and he reveals a knife. I go orange but the knife is closed so we starting moving towards our vehicles without turning our back to him. He approaches again at a fast walk (keep in mind there in nothing but open space in the parking lot section we where in) so we stop and yell at him to stop. He does so but he' probably no mare than 15 feet away at this point and when he stops he hits a button and opens the knife... Red. I usually try to have a bottle of Sabre red on me anywhere I go even if I can't carry but unfortunately I didn't today and I still wasn't sure it would be the right option so my hand goes to the side of pants resting on the gun. My brother in law basically takes over at this point and starting yelling at the guy to back off, his hand is about the same position mine was in, with my other hand I get my phone and get ready to dial. The guy looked a little shocked and started stuttering about how he wanted some gas money because he had none and was broken down and the knife was expensive but he only wanted 5$ blah blah blah. We tell him to turn around and leave several times, he makes a very stupid move and re positions the knife to a threatening grip, I start dialing and my brother in law raises his shirt and reveals his 1911. At that point the guy decided it was a better idea to curse us and leave... in his "brokedown" running truck with his buddy in the driver seat.I had already dialed so I explained to the 911 operator what had happened and since he was leaving the parking lot I gave her an LP number and said we didn't need anyone to come out, she informed me she had an officer literally around the corner so he stopped by and talked to us about it and shook our hands saying he's glad we weren't one of the "sheep".
Sorry it was so long but I tried to get as much detail as I could. Would anyone have done something different? Comments on how we did things?