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    Zero times for me and I pray it will stay that way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MR D View Post


    am I the only one over 5?

    does my wife have target written on her...??

    had to shoot twice, would have shot another - but.. went to the shotgun and my problem went away...

    had three where I never drew... they saw the gun in its holster and thought better of it...

    (and we are not even gonna talk about while I was in the Army...)

    and I live in a quiet neighborhood - really I do
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    I accidently stopped a robbery of a gun store where I worked. I just happened to have my .45 out and I chambered a round as the BG walked up to me with a .410 snake charmer and was fixing to rob us. He asked for the price of .410 ammo and when he saw me chamber the round he sucked wind and said "never mind". He robbed Bragg Pawn just up the street 30 minutes later and stole 36 handguns. The other two times were against a bad dog that was fixing to attempt to eat me on my motercycle when it quit along the side of the road. I also killed a bad dog here with the house gun when it snarled at me in my own yard. I was not going to give it the chance to attack my son or wife.
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    There are some things one should never ask nor talk about. For me this is one. I marked >10. The particulars stay private they are no ones buisness other then mine.

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    3 times drawn, twice pointed....no shots had to be fired
    2 times- hand on grip, gun exposed...no need to draw.
    numerous times drawn and fired at threatening critters(coyotes(eat our calves), pack of wild dogs about to attack fellow ranger, & rattlers & cottonmouths close enough to strike(tried to leave them alone if they'd leave me alone).

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    Quote Originally Posted by f8lranger4x4 View Post
    Mine was an animal while scouting for hunting season used the beretta m9 to take it down

    What was it that you had to shoot? On a Colorado board that I visit, there is all ways talk about what people carry in the mountains so you got me courious.

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    1 Draw (no CCW, but was in a hotel room. "Home" invasion situation.)
    1 Show (with CCW, strong armed robbery attempt)
    0 Shots fired

    Both time it was legal for me to posses the fire arm.
    Both times against 3 or more BGs.
    Both times the BGs folded and fled.

    No PD involved.
    Somewhere in the Pacific NW

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    Quote Originally Posted by raevan View Post
    There are some things one should never ask nor talk about. For me this is one. I marked >10. The particulars stay private they are no ones buisness other then mine.
    +1
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    I had to pull once for an attempted carjacking/robbery. Thankfully, no shots were fired, and the BGs fled at the sight of my weapon.

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    Twice

    One burglary, pulled a shotgun out. Another time got a bad vibe (strongarm robbery interview) kept my hand in a pocket with a 642. Dude noticed, made a comment, and walked away.

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    Draw once no shots fired.
    2nd time expended two rounds, cleared by a grand jury.
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    pulled and pointed at 2 BG as they closed to 5-6 feet .. they fled.

    pulled and pointed at #3 of 3 bgs as he ran at me from behind to 12-15 ft or so ... had already backed down the first 2 at about 10 ft.

    2 other times started a draw (but never cleared) to stop assualt or robbery.

    No longer live in the kind of cities where this is common.
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    I'm at 2now and hope and pray it stays there. Once a junkie attacked my wheelchair bound mom and I in a Wally world parking lot. Accidentally hit him with it thank God I didn't need to fire. The second was in my G-ma's front yard and a Rottweiler decided to charge my family and me. With my 8 year old lil girl there I screamed for her to get inside as she ran and had her back to the dog I fired 6 rounds into it even after the 1st hit it in the neck/shoulder area. Rember BG's don't have to be 6"+ with gold teeth and weapons.
    "Fear is nothing more than an emotional response to the perception of danger coupled with the belief that I can't handle it."
    "If you change that belief to 'I can handle it', you'll no longer experience FEAR. You'll simply see what you are facing is a challenge... an opportunity to test yourself.

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    For the couple people who had good shoots and got off, what's it cost to convince a grand jury you are the gg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walvord View Post
    So far I'm throwing a shutout and am looking to keep it that way.
    Me too!!!
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