This is a discussion on I was car jacked at gunpoint within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Sid im glad it turned out ok. The goal is to get out alive, which you did. You can now judge for yourself the level ...
Sid im glad it turned out ok. The goal is to get out alive, which you did. You can now judge for yourself the level of preparedness you will need in the future.
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Dam, glad your ok and able to tell your story. You were able to go home to your family and thats all that counts.
1. Parking away from the entrance may keep you from being carjacked but it limits your cover and ability to flee when you meet the BG face to face at the doorway.
2. OP I'm guessing this is the first time you've been in such a situation. I'd like you to break down the incident for us second by second. When you saw the BG coming out of the store, did it occur to you to drop the tranny into gear and flee the situation, or ready your sidearm for action, or were you stuck in "observe" mode? Sounds like the BG got inside your OODA loop.
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JUst kidding, I think you did amazing. I actually often wonder if I might overreact in such a situation, I worry that in this type of scenario I would let anger overcome my judgment and I'd be tempted to take a shot at the fleeing suspect. I really need to train myself to look for what behind the suspect. There is such a high risk of injuring a bystander when your amped up at shooting at a moving target.
Krav Maga Self Defense Techniques : Carjacking Defense Moves with Krav Maga - YouTube I would never know if I would have been clear minded and thought of doing this with out practicing this on some type of training? Maybe others here can give advise on this?
I'm really glad you made it out of that situation safely. A friend of my wife's was murdered in Alaska by a guy going on a killing spree a few years ago. The friend was shot in his car as he was warming it up in the morning. The shot was louder than the BG thought it would be and caused him to take off on foot (it was still dark) rather than take the car he was after and risk people following the stolen car.
It could have been a lot worse, but I'm glad you had enough sense not to risk your life when he already had the jump on you.
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That training video is all find and dandy but if that gun was at your head then it would be a bit harder to pull off. What if he was standing another step back and you couldn't reach? In order to pull that move off like he did in the video, it would have to be perfectly set up like it was in the video, including no one or nothing in front of the vehicle. Just too many "what ifs." The other thing is, even if you practiced that over and over, all it would take is one miss on your part and you wouldn't have been able to post this topic if you would have made that move. Once this happens and he's got you at a disadvantage like in your original post, if he hasn't shot you by then, chances are that he's not going to and he just wants the vehicle. Not 100% but still very likely. I'm sure that throughout the entire process you were weighing your odds and actions and you chose to live and not be a hero. Let him have have the chunk of metal and live to see another day. I believe that in your specific situation, the actions that you took gave you better odds of coming out alive and, well look.....here you are.
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Sid1, WOW!! First & foremost ... glad you're OK. You may seem fine today, but I bet your mind will be racing 120 mph tonight when it hits the pillow, sleep may be scarce tonight.
I would like to ask you to describe the rest of the story with the same level of detail as you did the first part. What I mean is you left us with the gun at your temple & you sitting in the truck. Now we all now the big picture that it ended with you out of the truck, the BG gone with your truck, but in detail, what was the process to this end result? How many BGs (sounds like 1), how long for the LEO to arrive, what was the exchange of you getting out & him getting in? etc. With your window down & the gun to your head, at some point during the process of opening the door, he had to pull his arm back out of the window to get in the truck once you exited. Once you unbuckled your belt with your right hand in that area of the gun, the door opening, & him stepping back (don't know, just visualizing & assuming), could slow movement & delay tactics, telling him to hold on because you have a bad leg, making up anythg to buy even a few seconds to gather thoughts have helped in any way? I'm sure it was just a flash, over in seconds.
These questions are why I'm asking for a detailed descripion of events of part 2 of the story if you can.
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It is way too easy for the BG to get the gun back into line. I'm not saying there aren't times to try it; like when
you are sure your are going to be dead if you don't do something, but all things considered, I think the OP did just
great and took the only smart route he had available to him.
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