Placed my Sig under my seat + went to gas station while dark outside=mistake
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.