This is a discussion on Carry Enough Gun within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by David in FL Glad your friend is safe. Sounds to me like he had enough gun...... I was going to make this ...
"Any powder that kills flea, is good powder!" Charlie Chan in THE WAX MUSEUM.
Well, it appears he did have " enough gun " at the time. Robbery attempt was thwarted, 4 BG's turned tail and left at the presentation of his gun. He did not need to fire a shot. I'd also bet, if he did have to shoot, those not hit, would have been running awayASAP.
I feel confident with my P3 AT in my pocket, when circumstances don't allow me carry something else.
If I knew FOR SURE I'd need a gun in the next 5 minutes, I'd have my AR with 30 rds in my hands at low ready, my 870 slung across my shoulder and my G23 in a thigh holster.......... with a 33 rd mag.
Last edited by sass20485; December 2nd, 2008 at 06:30 PM.
LOL. Isn't that the truth!?! If I knew I was gonna need it, I'd have the biggest, baddest, high capacity shootin' iron out there tucked away instead of my little single stack K-9.
In reality for most people it comes down to the balance between comfort and convenience and ensuring that they at least carry something.
First rule in a gunfight........
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
Can't the guys gun still have the ability to kill/stop a threat. Its not like getting shot with a pellet gun.
"When the people fear the government you have tyranny...when the government fears the people you have liberty."
--Thomas Jefferson --
Personally I'd rather not shoot someone, but I certainly will if it comes to it. I were to draw in this situation I would probably wait about 1/4 second to see if they were going to run or continue their advance. Of course, I would only wait if I thought I actually had that time before I was disarmed or killed...
I think this situation worked out perfectly
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I'm enjoying the colder weather since I can conceal my Glock 23 (40 S&W). In the summer, I usually carry my P-3AT. My G23 is harder to conceal.
I carry 8+1 and two 8 rd magazines to back it up
and as the saying goes they may kill me with my own gun but they will have to beat me to death with it as it will be empty (or something close)
For freedom is never free someone else just picks up tab.
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There are times at work that the largest gun I can carry is my Bersa .380 hidden deep. Ideal? No, but certainly better than nothing, as the original post proves.
He had a Gun. He needed it. Presentation stopped the confrontation. He goes home without firing a shot. Sounds like a win win situation. Hope he thanked his Guardian Angel. I have never been their and hope I never will be but, I carry Two Snubs at all times. 357 main Gun and 38+P weak side. If looking down the barrel of that Seven Shooter doesn't do it I would be surprised.
I always carry a small weapon.........my favorite 1911 only has a 3.5" barrel....
Evil triumphs when good men do nothing! Edmond Burke
Where the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Where the government fears the people, there is liberty! Benjamin Franklin
THIS IS THE PRIMARY REASON WE HAVE THE 2ND AMENDMENT!!!
In this case it didn't matter if he had .380 or a .45. The BG's had a change of heart as soon as they seen the gun...and nobody got hurt... What more could you ask for?
Whats that old saying... ".380 in hand is better than a .45 at home"
I agree with those who said "good that he had a gun". I always carry a second magazine with my 1911, not for round count as much as for malfunction. Though I do prefer and carry the .45, I would not have felt under-guned with the P-3AT and a spare magazine but I would have felt the need to be very good with my shot placement, especially in this colder weather if the BGs were wearing jackets or coats.
ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!
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