Almost drew my weapon tonight. On a LEO.......

Almost drew my weapon tonight. On a LEO.......

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    That would of been one hell of a headache had you fired. I must compliment you on your cool head and awareness. +1, good sir.
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    Glad it had an uneventful outcome.

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    Glad it ended well, and I hope that wine helped with the nerves! Well done.
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    Good on you for your SA (though I think the LEO needs to work on his), and I'm glad things didn't escalate.

    I'm thinking OC spray should be a priority. Best defense against four-leggers , IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911247 View Post
    Maine is a windy place. I avoid OC usually, because it can easily be blown back into my eyes and effect me as well. I am a dog Lover. i worked at a training and boarding facility here for 3 years as lead handler. and i would absolutely hate to harm an animal...........but if it came down to me or him............it gonna be him. My 1911 is my OC spray haha
    Here's how I see it. I love dogs too, and I know they can get scared or confused if they think you may be threatening them or their people. And I'd much rather the pooch and I both get sprayed than the alternatives; me mauled and/or the dog dead.

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    Very cool heads prevailed... Good write up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911247 View Post
    Sadly.......the town i live in has a lot of really stupid people. and a lot of really stupid gang bangers who horrifically buy pittbulls, and fight them.....In reality i would love to have a less than lethal solution for this but........if there is a aggressive dog near here.....its not because they are scared or confused. its because they intend to inflict severe damage upon you.

    I had to shoot one last year when my sister came over to visit. She tried to walk to the store, and got attacked by a fighting dog that had escaped some thugs yard who lives a few blocks away.. She ended up with 37 stitches to her arm and face.....luckily she was only about 35 feet from my house when it happened and i was able to intervene. But around here....if there is a aggressive dog.....your in severe danger automatically. And i dont believe OC would do the trick, they are bred to take a hit and keep on fighting. I wish it was different. Pitts are amazing dogs.....but sadly a lot of the time they have amazingly stupid owners ya know
    That's a danged shame. I really hate people sometimes.

    I've loved both of the pits I've had, including our newest buddy -he's the gentlest goofball ever-, and it makes me sad whenever people abuse these wonderful animals.

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    Im really glad to hear this turned out for the better. Im pleased that the LEO was cool about it. Im sure in some cases you probably would have had your tail handed to you then awarded with matching silver bracelettes and Im talking about if you reacted the exact same way and didnt shoot.

    Regarding pitbulls, I think they should have a spot in our shooting community. What two living things are more misundersrood and often more compasionate than shooting enthusiasts and pitbulls?
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    Good example of how one never knows what'll occur, even on a simple walk down one's own street.

    Sounds like both of you were handling it reasonably well. Time for new batteries, or a second light (if you're both heading out).
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    Anytime, anyplace! Glad all worked out as it should.
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    It's a good thing your incident with your 1911 didn't turn into a 911 incident. If it would have, at least there would have been a cop around for a change. /sarcasm

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    Just an observation; never take your safety off until ready to fire. Especially while still 40% of the gun is still in the holster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook74 View Post
    Very cool heads prevailed... Good write up...
    My thoughts, exactly.

    Job well done, 1911247.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Just an observation; never take your safety off until ready to fire. Especially while still 40% of the gun is still in the holster.
    +1.
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    Great sit awareness.NOW!,how about leaving that safety on till you clear the holster(i.e.,Tex Scrubbner),and check them batteriesCool LEO also,some would have been a jerk about the sit.

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