This is a discussion on "I feel really safe with you" within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; A few months back my wife and I (married 33 years) stopped at a convenience store while traveling. She got out first while I was ...
A few months back my wife and I (married 33 years) stopped at a convenience store while traveling. She got out first while I was still busy in the car. As she got out I was watching her because there was a "street person" nearby, and I speculated that he might hit either of us up for a buck or smoke. Nothing happened and after I went in I asked my wife did she see anything "concerning" outside? She denied seeing anything, and after I told her, she admitted she didn't even see this guy. She admitted that she feels very safe when she is with me, and I took that as a nice compliment, but I can't be with her all the time, and she needs to enhance her own situational awareness. After that little scenario I can tell she is doing much better about observing her surroundings.
So, with that being said, encourage your lady friend to keep her eyes and ears open, even when you are there or not. Maybe she'd be agreeable to get her cc permit?
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Way to stay aware and sidestep what could have been an ugly confrontation. I remember the first gun conversation my wife and I had on our third date. If I remember correctly her response was "I'll never live in a house with any guns in it". My brilliant response was "then I guess we won't be having date number four". Well four kiddos later we are blissfully happy and she is a dang good shot with her M&P
"Do not fear those who disagree with you; fear those that do and are too cowardly to admit it" - Napoleon
seems like a great gal so far!
Georg BüchnerWo die Notwehr aufhört, fängt der Mord an
(Murder begins where self-defense ends)
+1 for spare mags
Have you met her family yet?
My question to the OP is did you immediately identify your plan had the situation got worse. You already evaluated that you were outgunned. Did you quickly come up with a plan to deal with your disadvantage in case it turned for the worse?
BTW, the GF sounds like a keeper.
Lex et Libertas — Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus, et Fidelis!
"Not only do the people who put their lives on the line to protect the rest of us deserve better, we all deserve better than to have our own security undermined by those who undermine law enforcement." -Thomas Sowell
Glad everything worked out great for you...up to now. If you can't dance .. don't tell her.
Unless you slow dance and carry in front waist band.
OK I admit .. I'm a clown.
Hey I ain't much to look at but at least I can dance.
Opposite happened to me recently. A gorgeous woman contacted me on MySpace and we struck up a several-week conversation online, never meeting. She found me through a Harley link and is wanting to ride. When she finally spotted a couple of my 1911's on my photo page, she asked me if I could leave the gun at home if we ever did get together. What a shame to miss out on such a hottie!
The ultimate would be for you two to keep the relationship going, and her end up carrying, that way your odds get way better.
First, you did very well. You didn't show fear but you also didn't disrespect the thugs in a way that would have otherwise escalate the situation...
Second, you don’t necessarily need three times the bullets than there are potential aggressors… with 'street aggressors’ my experience is that when you drop one of them (even with a punch) the rest will fold.
Third, you brought up an interesting point. I noticed that when I carry, which is not 100% of the time, I feel more confident too and it manifests itself in behavior, actions, and reactions. I guess knowing that if the sh___ hits the fan, I have something to rely on and therefore I feel like I do not have to react to every show of aggression towards me just to “intimidate” them…
Why do I use 230 gr. for my .45acp?
Because I can't find a source of 250 gr!
Nice MATURE way to handle that situation.
You have a great opportunity to show this new "person of interest" the best of the CCW world.
An ounce of lead is worth 200lbs of cop.
Thanks for all the comments guys. I'm only 22, so I try and maintain an utmost air of professionalism whenever I'm carrying. Last thing we need is some young punk hot-rodding around with a firearm.
I do carry extra mags on occasion, indeed, my extra 16 rd. mag was in my vehicle. oops.
I had thought about turning around and just walking away, but I refuse to live my life in fear of others. I have every right to walk down a public street unmolested with my girlfriend, and I'll be darned if I'm going to cow to the public image that some young hoodlums display. I will live my life how I wish, backed up in the security of knowing I have cold steel to defend my freedoms.
He who fights and runs away lives to fight another day
2 points for the young man with the fine lady
Honor, Courage, Virtue. These are what makes a man.
"The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps."
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1945