A few years back, my wife was standing in the front yard with my then 1 year old son. Our neighbor was returning home with his Sheppard from a walk. A couple of thug kids thought it would be funny to let their Pit Bull out the front door to get after the Sheppard. The wife yelled, the sheppard sought shelter under a car, and the Pit Pull starred down the barrel of my .40, all in what seemed like seconds. The Pit and I had this "moment", and he turned and walked home. 1-2 more steps, I would have put one right between his eyes.