Hand went to gun
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December 4th, 2008 06:53 PM
Good situational awareness,underwear remained serviceable, good job
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
December 4th, 2008 07:08 PM
I was in a similar situation when I was in Downtown Los Angeles (near Skid Row), As I sat in the drivers seat waiting at a light to get on the freeway on-ramp, a "window washer" approached my car on my side.
As I had my window cracked a few inches, I said to him in a firm voice, "back the **** away from the vehicle!". As he stopped and slowly backed away, he mumbled at me rhetorically, "what are you a cop?".
I now realize that my firm tone of voice must have conveyed enough authority to give that impression. I wish I had a gun (legally) like you did.
I think you did fine as well.
Bitter and clinging to my guns and my religion.
December 5th, 2008 01:34 AM
Glad that it all worked out OK.
Every scenario works out OK though as long as the threat turns out not to be a threat.
Let's take it one step further though.
Since this is what could have easily happened and you'll really be able to relate to it since your actual situation already got your heart rate going.
You are armed in the passenger seat.
Your Wife is "seat belted in" and is between you and the approaching threat.
Your vehicle cannot move forward or to the rear...(I'm best guessing from your posted scenario.)
He has approached your vehicle on the drivers side.
What If.........he had a rock and then quickly smashed the drivers side window and grabbed for your Wife?
How exactly would you have reacted then?
What would your exact actions have been?
It would have only taken a second or two more for the above to have happened.
December 5th, 2008 09:20 AM
With my left (non-dominant) hand I would shield my fiances face and simultaneously exert pressure to make sure she doesn't lean forward, then i would draw and fire a contact shot into the intruder in an attempt to stop his action as I would be afraid for my fiances life because the man had a bludgeoning device (rock).
Originally Posted by QKShooter
For all those who asked, she shook her head at the guy because she assumed he was trying to panhandle. She's very good at following directions when a situation doesn't feel right. I don't know if she noticed me going for my gun.
BTW, I received my Winchester Ranger Talons for my .357SIG and showed her the difference between those and the Speer Gold Dots I usually carry. She was quite impressed at the six talons that expand when the round is fired into a liquid based medium :). I ordered my ammo from G&R Tactical (G&R Tactical).
Thanks for all the reassurance guys!
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