This is a discussion on Placed my Sig under my seat + went to gas station while dark outside=mistake within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; glad everything went ok, a good self defense flashlight to the eyes can throw a would be attacker off and you can carry that almost ...
glad everything went ok, a good self defense flashlight to the eyes can throw a would be attacker off and you can carry that almost anywhere! Be safe and watch your six!
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Austin is pretty much the hobo capital of Texas. They are everywhere.
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Next we'll be debating the relative stopping power differences between regular and super unleaded or Exxon versus Chevron.
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sounds like the creep was on heroin or meth and had the "skin crawls" (happens with long time users)
The good thing is with ethanol in the gas he will get his daily allotment of vitamins went he gets hosedNext we'll be debating the relative stopping power differences between regular and super unleaded or Exxon versus Chevron.
There is another lesson you should take away from this: pay attention to your fuel level and NEVER let your car get to the point where you are put in a situation that you have to purchase gas at an unsafe our or location! Situational Awareness does not just mean being aware of who is around you but on your entire safety and that includes your fuel for the vehicle and other factors! I tend to gas up when I hit a half a tank. That prevents me from ever having the gas light come on and I never have to make a less than ideal choice of where to gas up.
I keep my tank full and fill it back up when it gets to half a tank. This is also good for a "get out of dodge" senario too. Do you think you can just stop at the gas station to fill up with some emergency or crisis going on?
Another thing I had to do was add a cell phone charger. Was trying to meet someone a few weeks ago using my phone GPS and my phone died. Then I couldnt contact them, use GPS or let girlfriend know I'd be late - kinda crappy situation to be in. Added a phone charger the next day, gotta be prepared.
The stupidity of some people NEVER ceases to amaze me.
When getting panhandled, I usually ask if they have change for a twenty.
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No matter how hard we try there will always be that instance when our guard is down. It comes down to odds and what we do to decrease them in our favor.
I had a similar incident as you did just the other day. I could have been better prepared for it but alas...I wasn't. Kinda shook me up as I thought to myself, "What if this turned out to be that 1 in 65 chance?" Since then I have taken a personal oath to be more diligent and careful.
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Glad it worked out for you. It's always good to work out a good lie to get to it if you're not going to carry it. At least it was close enough that you might have gotten to it if he decided to spar with you. Then again, I've heard that "almost doesn't count."
I agree with the gassing him down if he becomes violent. Once you've done that, if he's still aggressive, offer to light his cigarette for him!
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Also you should never ever let your tank go below 1/4 tank, it causes the fuel pressure to change drastically and can potentially wear out your fuel pump