Things I did right: I was aware there was something weird going on in the store and was reaching for my gun already when the guy reached the back
My body reacted just as it would at the range, a total disconnect from emotion just doing what needed to be done
Things I did wrong: I shoot target so I responded just as would shooting target, I took careful aim and would not have missed and would have had exellent grouping
(he could have shot me several times in that period and who cares about grouping in a real situation)
I kept my firearem in it's shoulder holster wrapped up in it's straps. ( Not as accesible as it should have been)
I didn't train using a safety (train with the same conditions you'd have in real situation)
I shoot standing on edge which takes longer to get a sight picture, not full front arms extended.
Overall I'm happy with my attitude and preformance during the situation, but I'm really going to work on preparedness and training.
I hope the hell I am never in that situation again nor any of you and I am only mildly dissatisfied with the results of this time.
The perfect senario would have been for him to run into the waiting arms of the police.
Actually killing him would have had the unfortunate consequences of closing my buisness for weeks and destroying me
financially if not also mentally. (not that it would have stopped me)
I was lucky, and the real reason that I'm not dead now is that he wasn't prepared the way that I was to actually shoot.
He was lucky, I was not properly prepared for the situation.
We are both lucky that no one was hurt (physically anyway, all of us are a little screwed up mentally and one of the girls pretty bad)