New CCW Permit: Won't have to bluff my way out

New CCW Permit: Won't have to bluff my way out

This is a discussion on New CCW Permit: Won't have to bluff my way out within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I received my Indiana Lifetime CCW permit two weeks ago. I also picked up a SA XD-9SC and a Galco Triton IWB holster to start ...

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    New CCW Permit: Won't have to bluff my way out

    I received my Indiana Lifetime CCW permit two weeks ago. I also picked up a SA XD-9SC and a Galco Triton IWB holster to start with. It took 3 months and 3 days to get my permit. A...very...long...wait.

    What prompted my commitment to personal safety and protection was 2 incidents in Lake County (Gary vicinity) over last winter/spring.

    The first was when waiting at a stop light. A bad guy came running from the corner store followed by another BG shooting. The #1 BG decided to use my truck as cover with me between BG #1 and BG #2. Needless to say, I nearly s#@t my pants. Threw the truck in reverse and did a half-assed J turn. Heard a few pops behind me but was not struck at all. Lucky break #1

    The second was pumping gas at a well lit gas and go. Two shady guys approached from my blind side but I was scanning and picked them up about 15yds out. I turned and they asked for cash "donation" for gas money since they ran out of gas down the road. I stood firm and put my right hand to the 4 o'clock position like I had a weapon and loudly said "Stop do not come closer." They complied immediately. I said "hands out slowly and back off". They also complied and backed off and left me nearly wetting my shorts. A bluff got me Lucky break #2.

    No more bluffing and clean underwear from here on out.

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    'Glad you got the permit!

    I'd never have the stones to bluff like that. As I'm sure you know, story #2 could've gone bloody violent real quick, if it would have compelled them to present their own firearm.

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    Welcome an good for you. I'm still trying to get in to the Clean underwear club (CUC) !

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    Note to all DC members Do not play Poker with Locofin. He CAN and Does Bluff.

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    Yeah, number 2 could have gotten real bad. Luckily it didn't and you're here for us to congratulate you on the permit.
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    Congratulations - on the new permit. Stay vigilant!
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    Congrats on the permit and wow glad you bluffed your way out of those perdicaments.

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    You got some stones, bud. Congrats on using them for a good cause. :-)

    Now you can stop and think: What, if anything, would you do differently if those things happened now?
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    Welcome to the forum. Congrats on the permit.
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    Congrats on your permit and great choice of carry weapon.

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    Bluffing can be, and is, a useful skill.

    Continue to bluff, but be ready to back your bluff. "Bluffing" is a lot easier than shooting somebody.


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    Congrats and WELCOME 2 the club.

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    My lifetime permit arrived today. I have had 4 year permits for 20+ years. This one took 97 days.

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    Welcome to the forum. Having a gun is not going to save you from soiled underwear. Any situation where you may have to defend yourself will probably still cause it.
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    Congrats be safe out there.
    I rather be safe then sorry.
    It's better to have it when you need it then need it and dont have it.

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