Strange Non Event Last Night

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    My wife and and I were taking our usual walk last night. It was cold and dark, but it's that time of year. Walking on the sidewalk in a residential neighborhood we've walked a thousand times, we heard a male voice yelling Incomprehensibly in a language that I didn't recognize. The voice seemed to be coming from the backyard, behind a tall privacy fence on the left side of a house as we came abreast of that point on the sidewalk out front.

    Thinking that maybe he was calling his kids or cheering his team on TV or something, we continued walking. When we were in front of the right side of the house, suddenly the strange yelling was now on the right.

    I looked away a moment to shuffle my wife ahead of me as we continued to walk away. The yelling got louder and when I looked back, there was a large male now in front of the fence staring motionless from the shadows.

    I put my gloved right hand to my mouth, pulled off the glove with my teeth, and put my now bare hand into my coat pocket.

    At that point, the guy said in clear but highly accented English, "Sorry, Sorry", while holding out both of his hands in a warding gesture.

    That's it. We continued our walk. It was just weird!

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    Glad that it turned out to be nothing.

    So why take the glove off?

    Do you not wear gloves that you can manipulate a sidearm with, and practice doing so for the colder months?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    Glad that it turned out to be nothing.

    So why take the glove off?

    Do you not wear gloves that you can manipulate a sidearm with, and practice doing so for the colder months?
    Where do you find warm gloves that meet your criteria? Not critical, just curious.
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    Guy couid've been doing any number of things, most of which were legal and unmalicious...... and a few that could've been otherwise.

    Good reaction and awareness after a possible 'threat' was ID'd and accounted for. It was a 'seemingly' harmless non-event and glad it was nothing more.

    As for removing gloves, I'd do it too if time and the situation accounted for that, but shooting with gloves in the cold is something that should practiced.

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    [QUOTE=goldshellback;2447619As for removing gloves, I'd do it too if time and the situation accounted for that, but shooting with gloves in the cold is something that should practiced.

    Bravo Zulu.[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
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    So why take the glove off?

    Do you not wear gloves that you can manipulate a sidearm with, and practice doing so for the colder months?
    Actually that's a detail I left out.

    I was wearing some thin gloves that I have used on the range a couple of times. The problem was I fumbled the zipper on my pocket.

    I have a very small carabiner as a zipper pull on the main zipper of my coat. I think I'll be adding a zipper pull to my pockets.
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    Sounds like a good training event, actually: you identified a weak spot and nobody got hurt. And you confirmed you could process and act when faced with a sketchy situation.

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    Strange Non Event Last Night

    It's a good day when things go well and threats are only a possibility and not a reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GettingOld2 View Post
    Actually that's a detail I left out.

    I was wearing some thin gloves that I have used on the range a couple of times. The problem was I fumbled the zipper on my pocket.

    I have a very small carabiner as a zipper pull on the main zipper of my coat. I think I'll be adding a zipper pull to my pockets.
    It seems like it's always those small details that get in the way of excellent intentions/plans. Your comment is causing me to review what I am doing with my varied wardrobe choices.

    Thank you for sharing that comment--it definitely added value for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksholder View Post
    Where do you find warm gloves that meet your criteria? Not critical, just curious.
    Driving gloves are usually a good style to look for, a lot of them are thin leather.

    Cotton gloves can also be good.
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    Sounds like he may have been on a bad trip. Certain drugs make you delusional. Nothing wrong with turning and adiosing the area in this situation. Ne need in escalating something you don't need to be a part of.

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    I wear cotton gloves like buckeye.45 suggested. I have the habit of drawing my pistol at least 5 times when I'm fully clothed & am ready to go outside. It's surprising how different a change in season can be when attempting a fast draw. Sometimes I'll have to make minor changes to holster positioning to get an efficient draw. With gloves on I've found appendix carry is about the fastest, especially with a half open jacket. I've also found that if I tuck my shirt behind the holster nice & securely all I have to lift is the jacket for strong side carry. If the weather is cool but not cold I'll leave the jacket unzipped partially & then I can reach in without lifting it. This all needs practice to get it right. Cold weather - easy to conceal but more difficult to draw.

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