I'm startin' to hate grocery stores!
Was at the grocery store tonight with the wife. Same one that I posted about where I caught the guy attempting a pickpocket theft on me a few months ago. Got all done and back out to the parking lot. Dark but parked near a street light and misting rain. Did all the good stuff, scanned nobody near by. Got wife installed in truck (she's slightly handicapped) with the groceries and about to lock her in while I move to drivers side. Only people near by now are a BIG guy with two women and a cart coming up our row. He suddenly starts shouting incoherently and comes around the end of my truck.
You know what? That drawing practice works! Door shut and locked, cover garment swept and full grip on 1911 before I realized it. I stopped there because it was quickly obvious he was messing around with what I'm guessing were wife and teen daughter. He never even noticed me or what I was doing! Jeez, clueless and acting kinda stupid and threatening to boot. Maybe I'm paranoid but a few conversations with local LEO's has made me realize what's happening in our once sleepy suburb and more aware than ever.
Keep practicing folks, it works!!!