If you lived to talk about it, you did good.
I hope you don't suffer the side affects too bad. Fight or flight can be a real hard on your head and body. Can't imagine what must be goin through head right now.
If you walked away from a bad situtition it is all good.
The important thing is you survived the experience.
Thanks, I'm actually doing pretty good about the whole thing. It's only a truck and can be replaced. Now if it were my Harley then?
The Manager of the gas station said he will give me a copy of the video and I will share when I can.
I was was almost car jacked in the summer of 2010 here in Cincinnati at a stop light. It messed with my head and my muscles were sore for three days. My gun was in the glove box. Because my permit hadn't shown up yet. Same situation, not much I could do! Glad they saw me reach and back off.
I came home and kissed & hugged my son. Never told him.
Wow a touch of reality hits the DC; we can now see that not every hold up/ truck jacking ends in a blood bath/shootout. Glad you are all right and got your truck back but the other side of the coin shows that no matter how hard we train or read about things sometimes the odds get you anyway
Thanks for posting this. It helps us realize that just because we have a weapon, we don't have to use it to have a successful outcome. Glad you are OK.
I'm also glad this turned out okay. I'm not sure what I would have done.
I have made it a habit to keep my shirt behind my gun (essentially open carrying) when I'm driving just for these sort of things. I've discovered how long it takes to get my gun from my hip when my shirt is covering it, plus I'm half sitting on the shirt, and my seatbelt is keeping the shirt over it too. However, if my SA failed me and found myself in this situation with gun already on my temple, it still probably wouldn't help any. And even if I managed to shoot the dirtbag there is still a good chance he'll shoot back and I wouldn't want to take that risk.
However, a few others commented that they would shoot the guy as he drove off. I think I'd be tempted to do the same. I don't mind replacing a windshield or fixing a bullet hole in the car. After all, that would probably cost less than the repair work it would need after getting ragged out buy a carjacker. I'd probably wait until he was closing the door, then just blow his brains out. He'd be concentrating on getting the vehicle in drive.. Every vehicle is a bit different so he would probably be paused for a moment. (He'd probably never figure out how to get my car in gear) I'd take that opportunity to terminate him.
Of course, I'm just being an armchair quarterback. Without actually being in that situation I'm just theorizing what I'd do.