Really glad I had my .40

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    I am going to take my m4 on the next long trip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Actually my 1911 only has 8 rounds but with 2 extra mags I don't feel under gunned,my keltec holds 10+1.you did good, the only thing is when you left did you take a route that got you as far away from the buildings as possible to prevent somebody from running out in front of your vehicle as you left.Also in the future try to plan her potty breaks in better areas
    Heh, if somebody were to run out in front of my vehicle in that situation, they'd have a real bad day, because I would not stop. Up and over, baby!
    For clarification, I was parked on the shoulder opposite the buildings, so they were a good 50 yards away, with an open field to the passenger side of the vehicle.

    We do plan potty breaks to the extent possible, however, this particular stretch of road has a distinct lack of turnouts on the downhill side. I do know she'll pee in the seat before we stop there again....
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    Good for you for getting the Glock out "just in case" before you even had a hint of trouble.

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    well done i would of done the same thing in that situtation, when your back is up against the wall you are going to do what you have been tranning for. ' IT IS BETTER TO BE JUDGED BY 12 THAN CARRIED BY SIX " excuse my use of the caps but i am po when i read stuff like this glad it worked out for you and yours safely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fjolnirsson View Post
    Heh, if somebody were to run out in front of my vehicle in that situation, they'd have a real bad day, because I would not stop. Up and over, baby!
    Jeep is a highly under rated caliber IMO excellent knock down power and extremely accurate even in full auto
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    Way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongRider View Post
    Jeep is a highly under rated caliber IMO excellent knock down power and extremely accurate even in full auto
    Yep....a 9mm may expand, but a Jeep will never shrink!
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    Cudos! Great cool head there. I am so glad the family was OK from this incident.
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    Sounds like everything went well and I think it was managed correctly.

    Sure there may have been a few things you could have done differently... but there always will be.

    Bottom line is that you didn't do anything wrong!

    Way to stay alert and good job on leaving immediately!

    No reason to hang around to wait and see! Just get on your way and avoid any potential bad situations.
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    1) You kept you and yours safe.
    2) You lived to tell about it.
    3) You shared it with us. This is another lesson in the training file marked "Real Life Encounters."
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    Glad you all are ok!!!!

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    Outstanding. You can take away your own lessons and a lot of comments on the caliber/capacity issue.

    But really, what it comes down to is this: The best way to win a gunfight is to not go to one. You dusted-off at the right time. Given your position and situation? I think most of us would be hard-pressed to do anything else for our kids. Well done.
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    no critique here...darn fine job. I have little ones myself, and that was the best way to handle it...stand guard, and much easier to use that vehicle to get family out of there than it is to fight, shoot and kill 4+ scumbags...way to use your head, and think clearly...and +1 for the wife to act quickly.
    Adrenaline is a strange duck...just think if you could bottle that and sell it...that is what caused the shakes afterward.
    I have felt the same way about carrying my jframe at times..it is plenty of gun in most situations, but once in a while that hi-cap mag carries alot of comfort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdoctor View Post
    Adrenaline is a strange duck...just think if you could bottle that and sell it...that is what caused the shakes afterward.
    Yeah, just think ... ;)

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