NO to both.
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If you are a CCW holder:
Have you ever had to draw and/or shoot your weapon in self-defense?
NO to both.
Last edited by Gforty; August 10th, 2011 at 09:45 PM. Reason: Found the Poll....
Yes. I've drawn twice and fired once.
Proven combat techniques may not be flashy and may require a bit more physical effort on the part of the shooter. Further, they may not win competition matches, but they will help ensure your survival in a shooting or gunfight on the street. ~Paul Howe
On duty, twice. As a private citizen, once. 'Never had to shoot.
'Clinging to my guns and religion
I've drawn down, but thats about it.
not yet and hope i never have to but i'm ready if i need to.
Retired (traveling and loving it!)
Served in U.S.A.F.(jet engine mechanic)
Don't Leave Home Without It!
Never had to do either and pray I don't ever have to.....but always want to be prepared and ready!
Always put Jesus first in your life.
NRA (Lifetime Member)
U.S. Navy Vet.
I'm with Macantic & REVMAN, I've done neither & truly hope not to...but prepared to do so nonetheless.
"Historical examination of the right to bear arms, from English antecedents to the drafting of the Second Amendment, bears proof that the right to bear arms has consistently been, and should still be, construed as an individual right." -- U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings, Re: U.S. vs Emerson (1999)
Drawn yes, had to fire no, thankfully.
"The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper
"Terrorists: They hated you yesterday, they hate you today, and they will hate you tomorrow.
End the cycle of hatred, don’t give them a tomorrow.
Founder of the BDA Pony Club
Not yet, but came close a few times.
Duty, Honor, Country...MEDIC!!!
¡Cuánto duele crecer, cuan hondo es el dolor de alzarse en puntillas y observar con temblores de angustia, esa cosa tremenda, que es la vida del hombre! - René Marqués
So far I have only had to draw once. Never fired but I was ready to if necessary.
Did you hit your intended target?
Peace the old fashion way......
Never while working are carrying concealed.