This is a discussion on Actual Usage of Concealed Carry. within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I had that thought thru but I was in traffic and pinned by other cars... of course no one even turned an eye to this. ...
Never been in position to consider drawing weapon.
Considered drawing weapon but did not draw, retreated or other.
Drew weapon but kept it out of sight at the ready.
Drew weapon and presented it in defense of self or other but did not fire.
Drew weapon and fired for defense of self or others.
Other, please state.
I had that thought thru but I was in traffic and pinned by other cars... of course no one even turned an eye to this. I had planned to slam the driver door into him so I could run if he broke the window. luckily my little ole ranger was tougher than I thought. still scared the tar out of me...
Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; NRA Endowment Life; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
Good advice. We were trained in EP work to leave 1 to 1.5 car lengths between us and the vehicle ahead of us to be able to "move" from the spot we were in, even if only that distance.
In glockgirl16's situation, if you had the 1-1.5 car length in traffic, you could drive forward quickly, throw it in reverse and then repeat and rinse as necessary. Hard for someone to "get in" or reach into the vehicle when they are being taken for a ride, no matter how short or abrupt.
One of the cardinal rules to my thinking is keeping that distance at all times for a way out. My wife forgets ocassionally, but not often. It's something that once you do enough times, you'll always do it out of habit.
The mind is the limiting factor
Quick Kill Rifle and Pistol Instructor
had 1 draw and fire event 1 vs 4 bad guys, they made tha mistake of grabbing my wife... I fired 1 round... they left with 1 wounded
have had to draw down a couple of times, Miami beach in the late 80's
Columbus Ohio - in November of 2006 didn't draw but a fs 1911 in a IWB against a bright white dress shirt ... had the same effect
have had a few other instances but just the one shot... (had some really hairy ones in the military in the 80's in central America and stateside)