Ambushed in car while drive way, what would you do?

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    It's not that uncommon around here. It seems the "new thing" for 2 men , 1 armed, to approach people getting out of their car when they drive into the drive-way, and robbing them. They have also beaten up some people really bad (woman) when they refused to give them their purse.

    If anyone approaches me getting in , going to, getting out of , leaving my car.... I'm prepared. That's a vulnerable time when your mind is often somewhere else. It's one of those times, it should be on your surroundings. There are predators that know that's a good time to attack and catch you off guard.

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    Pulling into or out of the drive, if someone pulls in behind me, I have a weapon in-hand. No reason for someone to be in my drive, it's inconvenient as a turn-around and off the regular routes.

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    If someone pulls in behind me then both guns are coming out of their holsters. I would act quickly as they are making their intentions known. I would cover both sides of the car with my edc and bug.
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    The most vulnerable time for VIP's/Executives is arrival and departure. The transition from passenger to pedestrian or reverse is by far the best time to attack, regardless of your goal - embarassment... kidnap... assassination... etc. Remember that your assailant chooses, the time, place, and method of attack. If you did not see it coming there is very little you can do other than try to escape. If there were only two times that you were always on 100% alert, they should be when you are going to or going from your car.
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    I have a huge driveway that itself is roughly half the size of a baseball diamond.
    Always i drive into my neighborhood and roll by slowly conciously checking my front windows, the driveway itself, and looking at the tree line at it's rear that acts as a visual break toward my back and side yards. More than once I have thought something awry and kept on going past like it wasn't my home to stop and park on the street several houses up then walk back down _across_ the street to observe closer.
    Then there was the night I was out at the movies and was planning to go play pool but decided to drive past my house to be sure all was quiet. I drive past and there is a car I do not know parked in my driveway in the middle of the driveway with it's lights completely out. Now know my driveway froms a big rounded diamond shape with actual parking lots at the top/second and third base of the diamond as the entry is at the point/home plate. This car was parked in the driving lane between home and first.
    So I drive past and do my regular of go on past. I go up the block and turn around out of sight to drive by again only this time I'm looking at my second and third floor windows for movement and unusual lights. The time is just before midnight.
    When I come to my entry I hit the brights and floor it very quickly up to the passenger side of the car and slam on the brakes. I look over into the car with my cocked, locked, and safety off Colt unholstered in my right hand.
    What do I see? Two college kids in the front seat of the car making out and their windows nearly completely fogged over.
    I'd scared the bejesus out of them when I drove up. They both were very red faced and apologetic. I smiled and advised they go park elsewhere and they left with haste.

    The next morning I told my wife about what happened and she gave me grief for being "mean" and "overreacting". :\

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Park in the garage if possible. It may not guarantee absolute safety, but it has it's advantages. I know some of you don't have a garage and some that do store other things like boats, motorcycles or other cars in your garage. But if you're storing a bunch of useless junk in you garage (like so many of my neighbors), then you are needlessly putting yourself at risk. Have a garage sale or call the Salvation Army. Parking in the garage makes life so much easier.

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    I don't draw, but I have disabled the light switch that turns on when I open the door on the drivers side. This way I don't sacrifice my night vision, I can see out of the car and I don't feel like I have a spotlight over my head in parking lots too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    The next morning I told my wife about what happened and she gave me grief for being "mean" and "overreacting". :\

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    Been to Jamacia once..was NOT impressed..I will manage my risks by never going back
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrLewall View Post
    Been to Jamacia once..was NOT impressed..I will manage my risks by never going back
    It depends where you are... At a sandals beach resort is a totally different world than being outside such places.

    Just the other day, right at the bottom of my dads drive way, there was a shoot out with police with gunmen over some truck they stuck up... and as I said, though it's a upper class area, it's not a gated community and at the bottom is a ghetto with all the stop signs having bullet holes.

    Gated communities are doing VERY good these days, because of the high crime rates... no one wants to live outside a none gated community these days, especially if they have kids.

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    We live in the country at the end of a long private road. It's dark out here too without the various sources of light from a city. When I drive in at night, my g27 is in my hand as we drive down our road. My wife and I are both looking in the darkness for anything out of place. We know we are pretty vulnerable as we park in the garage, and we're both on high alert until we get in the house. I'm currently doing some fence re-arranging around the house to make "hiding places" less attractive. I will be installing outside floodlights that I can activate from the car (remote control) as we drive in the yard. That ought to blind and catch any lurkers off-guard.

    I know of two past cases a few years back:

    1. An elderly man and woman came in one night only to be greeted by a lone man from the darkness. I think the lone man had mowed their grass on occasion, or knew them in some other way. He killed both of them for what cash they were carrying at the time, and left them dead in their carport. I think he was arrested and convicted of murder.

    2. A guy was driving home from work about midnight and a car followed him right up in his driveway. He was blocked, blinded, and caught off guard by this car. The occupants of the car got out, surrounded him and demanded his keys. He knew his wife and infant son were asleep in his house. He took a chance and threw his keys far away in the darkness. Lucky for him and his family that the BG's decided to leave. I don't remember if these guys were caught.
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    My personal belief is to keep the gun in the holster until you are ready to fire. The emphasis on training, quick draw, etc. with the appropriate equipment, etc.

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