...I would've probably laid down and played dead.
Now, I don't CCW, but even if I did, I imagine that this is probably how it would've played out if I tried to stop him:
I own a 9mm S&W M&P. Let's say I'm carrying regular 115g hollowpoints. This guy comes in one opens up with his AR, clad in full ballistic armor.
Let's pretend for a moment that I'm an excellent shot (I don't claim to be), AND that I'm behind him so I get the chance to "get the jump" on him.I let off 3 quick, perfectly aimed shots. Two to his heart and one to his cerebullum.
The first two rounds bury into his vest and the last bounces off his helmet.
He wheels around, surprised to meet resistance in the mostly gunless city. I instantly become the number one bullet magnet in the room. He proceeds to fill me with lead before going back to his business.
Doesn't seem like good odds for survival. So instead, I'll play dead. Ironic that a trained, armed individual could easily become just as defenseless and everyone else in the room, right?
I'm starting to think the only way for a chance for successful retaliation would be to carry something like a Five-Seven with AP ammo. Is that even legal?
So I'm here to ask this defensive carry community, what are your thoughts on this issue? How would you prepare for this type of situation?