Another pit bull "incident"...
I don't know if I handled this the "textbook" way, but no blood was spilled, so that's successful IMO.
I had to meet a guy in an unfamiliar town yesterday. I got there early and had some time to kill, so I found a park with a few picnic tables and stopped and sat down to watch some kids playing.
The kids were in a play area with some swings and such, and their "adult supervisior" was on a bench nearby. When I sat down, I noticed a Golden Retreiver tied up near the swingset. He saw me and gave a friendly little bark. At that time, a BIG A$$ pit bull came running from behind the Golden and right at me. He was covering the distance between us REALLY quick. I remember feeling the Kimber on my hip and then thinking "I'm screwed!" I couldn't draw and shoot, as the dog was directly between myself and the kids. I thought if the dog latched onto my left arm that I had out, I could swing him around and then shoot him. Just as the dog got to me, the "adult" hollered "He's really docile!" I hollered back 'HE DOESN'T LOOK DOCILE!!":aargh4: The dog ended up being pretty mellow, but he could've had me if he HAD been mean. The other options were NOT attractive...
1. I draw and shoot, possibly hitting bystanders.
2. I have to shoot someone's pet AFTER IT GRABBED ME, all because someone didn't want to keep it leashed.
3. I get my arm or other parts chewed on.
I had time to draw and shoot, and that should/would have been the course of action IF there were no chance of hitting anyone. I saw the kids and never even moved toward the gun.
The dog scared the crap out of me, but even after thinking about it, I doubt I'd have done anything different in the same situation.
Why can't people keep their dogs LEASHED??? It's THE LAW!!:aargh4: