This is a discussion on Have you ever had to use your weapon? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Majorlk Shoot-outs are much more common on TV than they are in real life. I should hope so. We were speaking of ...
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
I was responding to an earlier comment.
To stay on topic, yes.
Twice without firing ...
If our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right.” -- Cicero
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
Not yet and I hope I never have to!
Beretta/Stoeger Cougar 8000f -blued, 9mm
Kel-Tec PF9- 9mm, hard chrome
Ruger LCP with CT
I have drawn twice. Both instances happened long before carry permits were available in my state.
Havent had to draw, hope I never have to.
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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Carry on my friend~~
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Smith & Wesson M&P 15
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.
For those negative folks, I never asked you to share anything.
If you can't, don't. Not to difficult I don't think. Maybe it is?