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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon10125 View Post
    To those suggesting a spray with the petrol, I agree it is an option, just remember you usually have to hold the rubber sleeve down to spray it, as if it were in your gas tank. Was just thinking about that the other day and wanted to remind everyone in case seconds were important. Glad it worked out for you!
    Lots of places outside of the SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF CALIFORNIA don't have the rubber smog thingys on the pumps.Pull it out of tank and let her buck eh !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon10125 View Post
    To those suggesting a spray with the petrol, I agree it is an option, just remember you usually have to hold the rubber sleeve down to spray it, as if it were in your gas tank. Was just thinking about that the other day and wanted to remind everyone in case seconds were important. Glad it worked out for you!
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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)

    Next we'll be debating the relative stopping power differences between regular and super unleaded or Exxon versus Chevron.
    The good thing is with ethanol in the gas he will get his daily allotment of vitamins went he gets hosed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhcmlc View Post
    I've been a member of this forum for a little over a year and I've learned a few things. Every once in a while, I read about how it's not really such a great idea to gas up your car really late or really early in the morning because that's usually the best time for thugs. Well, yesterday I committed a mistake that could've cost me my life. I have a federal government job that prohibits carrying guns into the building so I always place my little Sig P238 under my seat in a lockable compartment every morning when I pull into my parking space at work but before exiting my car so no one can see me do it. Yesterday morning, I was running late leaving my house and I placed my gun under the seat before starting the car (As stated, I usually wait until I get to work to do this). Half way to work, my gas light turned on and I pulled into a gas station to fill up. It was around 6:45am and still very dark outside. I jumped out of my car and started to fill it up when a guy came up on my blind side and asked for spare change. This guy had blood shot eyes, kept scratching his skin and looked extremely nervous. I kept gassing up my car hoping he'd walk away but then he got very aggressive and started to raise his voice. I realized my pocket carry Sig was tucked away UNDER my seat and I got a sinking feeling in my stomach as I stood outside of my car with this doped up fool next to me. Luckily, another car pulled up behind me and the guy walked away into the night. Afterwards, I took a deep breath and promised myself I would ALWAYS pocket carry my Sig until I physically pull into my work parking lot. This was an eye opening experience for me.

    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.
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    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.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by TN_Mike View Post
    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 wish I had enough money to do that. I'm lucky if I get to put gas into it when it's still at 1/8...

    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."

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    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

    Carry on

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjkruck View Post
    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

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