Ever had to use your CCW?
I'm creating this thread as a poll. I want to know how many people here have ever had to use their CCW in defense of themselves or others.
Do not post in the positive if you have had to as a LEO or in some other official capacity, only as a civilian possessing a CCW Permit.
You may explain the circumstances in your post, but I'm looking for one of the three answers.
Ever used your concealed weapon?
No, nor have I brandished it. Only came close one time. I had stopped for gas on the way home from work, about midnight. I went to the counter, paid for my gas, and returned to my pickup. Before I got the nozzle, a rather unkempt (that's my big word for the day, s'posed to use it in a sentence 3 times) young man, 30'ish started toward me mumbling unintelligibly. I put my left hand out and told him, "That's far enough, what do you want?" He mumbled something about being out of gas and needing money, and started toward me again. He was about 15 feet away ( I know, too close already) and I told him not to come any closer and swept my shirt back and put my hand on my weapon. About that time a young woman pulled in and he immediately went to her window, but she just drove off. He wandered around the station and out of sight. I don't think he ever noticed that I might have a weapon.