This is a discussion on Robbed at gunpoint, Fight or Comply? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; It depends on the circumstances. If my wife and daughter are present the decision is rather simple. Good night bad guy. If it is just ...
Comply with the BG, give him your $$ and play the odds that he's not going to shoot you if you comply.
It depends on the circumstances. If my wife and daughter are present the decision is rather simple. Good night bad guy. If it is just me, well perhaps more time is available to see how it plays out. Being ex military I may look at this a bit differently, but if my loved ones are present and threatend then its lights out.
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I think that in a real situation, it's very possible that the BG is un-prepared for a victim that fights back, especially with a gun. I think that in most situations, the BG does not want to pull the trigger and that fighting back very well could be shocked into no response when a weak hand bats at his gun. The manager at a local gun store was carjacked (while armed) and when the cops came to clean up the mess, they found that the BG's weapon was not chambered.
Remember the video of the jewelry store where the GG bats the gun away from the BG and the BG doesn't shoot even though he's got plenty of time to get back on target. In FOF, it would be very easy to just pull the trigger at the first sign of resistance.
I think that my plan would be to feign compliance (while blubbering like and idiot) and bat with weak hand/draw with strong when I'm "going for my wallet" if he's within range. of course, specific conditions would dictate whether that's what I actually do or if I would simply comply.
Since we can't carry here I wouldn't have much choice in that situation...
Wait until BG turns to leave, pull gun and demand my stuff back. LOL Hey, it's an option.... I"m not sure it's a good or smart option.
Start car, drive towards BG ... he aims gun at you... run him over in self-defense.
Now, what I'm really trying to get at.... you can come up with lots of answers of all types. The key is, assessing everything you can in the situation and doing whatever it is that you think is necessary to protect your life and gives you the best chance of going home in one piece. But, there is no ONE answer that fits all, and don't limit your choices... think outside of the box as to what the BG expects you to do.
I'm not going to bet on hoping that he doesn't kill me. I am going to fake complying reach for my wallet, and produce the weapon.
my "plan" is to asses the situation as it unfolds. Kind of like real martial arts... you can plan all you want but in the moment you forget everything but what has become instinctive. So i guess i really plan to be prepared
Hard to answer absolutely. But, most of today's scumbags are willing to kill witnesses for $2. My thinking would be that he is going to shoot me anyway.
Hopefully, my reach for my wallet won't give away my reach for my IWB -- about 6" from my wallet. Easy to say now I will be moving. Hopefully I will be moving if it actually happens.
Going back to another recent thread -- no need to stop at a double tap.
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A while back I got to take part in a demonstration with a local police department where we were shown how to disarm a gunman at point blank range. I feel confident enough in my abilities that if he were close enough, I would fight.
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My plan is to toss my wallet at him...While he is distracted by the wallet (natural instinct is to catch it) I will draw my handgun and shoot. I've practiced this drill with an empty gun at home, I can draw and shoot before my wallet hits the ground.
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