Have you ever had to use your weapon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majorlk View Post
    Shoot-outs are much more common on TV than they are in real life.
    I should hope so. We were speaking of drawing weapons not shoot-outs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    I should hope so. We were speaking of drawing weapons not shoot-outs.
    The title is "Have you ever had to USE your weapon?" A significant number of officers (if not a majority) go through their entire careers without firing a shot other than on the range.
    An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. - Robert A. Heinlein

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    I was responding to an earlier comment.

    To stay on topic, yes.

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    Twice without firing ...
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    Honesty I thought the 4 paper plates had the drop on me.....hit em all 4 before they got a shot off and they still didn't go down.... I ran like a sissy

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    Not yet and I hope I never have to!
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    I have drawn twice. Both instances happened long before carry permits were available in my state.

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    Havent had to draw, hope I never have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millerb7 View Post
    LEO's never having to draw on the job is amazing to me.
    I hear that.
    To me that sounds like lazy or unproductive officers. Anyone can drive around in circles for 8-12 hrs a shift and just be oblivious to what is going on around them.
    I know many officers from the PD in the town that I live in and they have all drawn their weapons multiple times. All of this from a town that was voted Safest Town In America 3 out of the past 5 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    Most people who have done so don't talk about it or wear it like a badge.
    Think this was rather harsh... This person has a natural curiousity, and this is a place to discuss all things concerning CCW.... why would using a weapon not be included? Bunker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majorlk View Post
    My answer is no, and if I ever do, I certainly won't be discussing the details on an Internet forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunker View Post
    Think this was rather harsh... This person has a natural curiousity, and this is a place to discuss all things concerning CCW.... why would using a weapon not be included? Bunker
    Agreed. I'm very interested in hearing about real-life situations. Everyone talks about their cool guns and the thousands of dollars worth of unnessary gear they have so why should talking about the actual past gun fights be off limits? That would be kind of like a bunch of race car drivers sitting around talking about their cars but it being inappropriate to talk about their past races.
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    I live way back in the boonies and so may have needed my guns more than most. I've never had an encounter with a person where my gun was relevant as anything but a topic of conversation. Once or twice I've drawn my gun while inspecting neighbors' properties (Some absentee neighbors have asked me to keep on eye on their homesteads) but on rare occasions when I'm actually following a wayward tourist onto a neighbor's place I've got a rifle so there's no holster anyway. So far I've never encountered an actual burglar.

    I have in the past drawn my pistol several times defensively and that usually involved a killing, but always against animals. Mostly I was defending my dogs, who will pick fights with the local wildlife. One badger, two feral dogs and a cornered coyote. I felt bad about the badger and the coyote, but I kill feral dogs without provocation - they pack up and get dangerous. Several rattlesnakes: I will not suffer a rattlesnake to live on the inhabited part of my property, though outside that I'll only kill them if they're a threat to the dogs who mostly know better than to mess with them. Live and let live.

    I've only defended my own life once, and that was a situation I got myself into - I had to crawl under my house to get rid of a Mojave Green that had set up shop there. It was very unhappy to meet me and said so. That was a spooky experience - also extremely loud. Next time - and I pray there's no next time - I'll wear my electronic earmuffs.

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    Have you ever had to use your weapon?

    For those negative folks, I never asked you to share anything.

    Simple yes/no.

    If you can't, don't. Not to difficult I don't think. Maybe it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millerb7 View Post
    For those negative folks, I never asked you to share anything.

    Simple yes/no.

    If you can't, don't. Not to difficult I don't think. Maybe it is?
    Miller, it is a black and white. For me it is no for conceal carry, yes for home defense. I had to take my shotugn outside to see who or what was trying to break in my house... i live in the country in NYS... and it turned out to be a porcupine eating my log cabin!!! I did not shoot, but turned onthe water hose and scared him away. Talking about a shooting does probably have legal implications, and that why people are treating this topic like they heard the Queen of England fart. Some instances where guns are drawn without a shooting is most likely what peole will post. I read a great narrative about a man who got his car washed and had two cars block him in, and about the experience of him drawing his weapon for fear of his life... i think i recall a man was approaching him with a knife. All ended well, and it is all good reading. Bunker

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