Have you ever drawn your gun in defense and not fired it?

Have you ever drawn your gun in defense and not fired it?

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    Have you ever drawn your gun in defense and not fired it?

    Have you ever drawn your gun in defense and not fired it? Why did you draw and not fire?


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    Have you ever drawn your gun in defense and not fired it? Why did you draw and not fire?
    Yes. Because he raised his hands.

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    I can say thankfully I have never had to draw my gun, and hope I never do.
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    On a nice summer afternoon a stranger opened my front screen door (now replaced with a steel security door) and stepped in to my livingroom. I drew my weapon to the ready and ordered him to "GET OUT OF MY HOUSE!" He backed out immediately. I then called the Police... so did he. What a moron!
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    Once. Drew because he made a move he shouldn't have. (Waited until he walked past me, in an alley, then turned as if to lunge. Gulp.) Didn't fire because he stopped, raised hands, & backed slowly away. That was ... wise.

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    Yes. A two-on-one attack on me in a dark parking lot terminated quickly when I suggested to the lead thug that he rethink his position. His accomplice was behind me at about ~20yds, and closing, at the moment I presented my gun and offered my "suggestion." They immediately disappeared into the darkness. Didn't need to actually fire. They were lucky, that night. So was I.
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    Yep. They backed out of the driveway and left.
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    Yes, because the person with a knife in his hand turned and fled.
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    25+ years LEO, hundreds of times.
    Thank God I never had to pull the trigger.
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    Nope, not yet anyway.

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    Once in a road rage incident,a man came at me with a baseball bat but when he saw my .45 pointing at him he took my advice and got the hell gone.I guess he wasn't as mad as he thought he was.sj
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    Nope, and hope to keep it that way.
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    Never, And so far never been in a position that even came close needing to.
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    Yes, and I hope I never have to do it again!!! A few years back the door bell rang in the middle of the night. I went to the door and slowly opened it to find nobody there, then the back door bell rang, I locked the front and went to the back door and same thing nobody there, now I am pissed, about that time the front door bell rings again, I carefully open the door and out steps some man from the side of the door. I was amazed how fast the 629 came on point!! He was some drunk, saying he ran out of gas, but I don't really believe that!! I closed and locked the door and got him a 2 gal gas can out of the basement and set it out side the basement door. I went back to the front door and spoke through the door telling him where he could find the gas can. Next morning I found a puddle on the front porch where he obviously pissed himself, and then I realized the gas can I gave him was my pre mix for the weed eater!! In retro spec I would have never opened the door in the first place, but live and learn. It really scared me how close I came to ending this fools life!! There is something to be said about training muscle memory and training!! As I said before, I hope I never have to draw a weapon again.

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    Yes twice. One time I was about to be robbed and the second time I was outnumbered and about to be robbed or worse. I didn't shoot either time because the people involved turned tail and made tracks in the opposite direction. A lot of problems of this type can be stopped without shooting someone.

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