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    Shot a rabid coyote that posed a threat to me, but - no two-legged varmints.
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    Drawn three times. Two were justified and obtained the desired effect. One was not justified upon reflection. Youth and immaturity were at work in this particular instance and that's never a good combination. I was no more than 19 at the time. In retrospect though the results were humorous. Anyway, it sure woke up the drunk!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Shot View Post
    Maybe...

    If you want to talk about drawing weapons in SD, then the experts are honestly a bunch of 18-30 years olds. You old guys could learn a few things.

    If you're strictly talking as a CC'r in the US, then disregard.
    Hmmm, With 22.5 years in the Marine Corps, 3 wars, a weapons instructor certification and fifteen years as a deputy sheriff as well as a few other qualifications, I guess I have a lot to still learn.

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    Never had to draw or fire and hopefully never have to

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    Draw, yes. Fired, no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdangler View Post
    If you are a CCW holder:

    Have you ever had to draw and/or shoot your weapon in self-defense?
    No, but I took a large Hornet out with an 90FS Stihl weedeater at about 3' thats got to count for something.
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    I drew down on a tall white male making forceful entry to my house. Proper target identification and rules #2 and #4 saved my drunk cousins life and me a lifetime of grief. He was "too drunk to go home" to he thought he'd sleep it off on my couch...
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    No to both & hope i never have to, but iam prepared to do whatever is nesassary for my familys safety
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Shot View Post
    Maybe...

    If you want to talk about drawing weapons in SD, then the experts are honestly a bunch of 18-30 years olds. You old guys could learn a few things.

    If you're strictly talking as a CC'r in the US, then disregard.
    Whaa???

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    No to both, and hopefully it will stay that way.

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    I've not had to draw as a civilian.

    In Somalia, I had to use my rifle to "communicate" many times, but never needed to actually fire it. An M16 makes a wonderful universal translator...
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    Draw, yes, many times on duty. Once off duty, never fired.
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    Have you ever had to draw your gun? ever fire it?

    Yes to both, i am a ret Calif. LEO.

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    Drawn too many times to recall. 3 incidents, 5 BG's, 11 shots, 11 hits.
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    TX-JB : how'd the aftermath go for you?
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