This is a discussion on If You're Being Mugged, Do you Pull Out Your Weapon? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Glocksin There is a very thin line between risk,and stupidity.I would rather shoot someone in the ass from 50 feet away then ...
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
Of Course I was being sarcastic but, now I am being serious.
Glocksin - I see that your location is "Somewhere In Georgia" - I would strongly suggest that you familiarize yourself with the State Of Georgia laws as they pertain to self-defense before you just "type stuff" off the top of your head into DefensiveCarry forum posts.
In GA you need to be able justify your actions as being mandatory to having saved yourself from the assailant.
In order to claim self-defense the act of self-defense should be plausible.
Your act of self-defense needs to be proportional to the assault being perpetrated against you in order to have any real hope in the courtroom in claiming the incident as self-defense.
In GA if you are being assaulted out in a public place then you are subject to a duty to retreat initially and are required to avoid the confrontation if possible & prior to acting in self-defense or with deadly force.
You need to be very careful in claiming "self-defense" if you are the first to inflict physical injury and your responsive action would need to be considered to be reasonable and fitting the scenario or circumstance.
You really need to stop it with the Anonymous Internet Bravado and silly, nonsensical, postings.
man even i have done that. on purpose i swere. i didnt blindly fire when i was running away screaming like my sisterand get lucky."I shot him in the butt at 50' with my paintball gun."
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My advice to you, is to try and learn from this forum, and knock off all the bravado. Disarming an armed attacker is always risky, and not usually recommended. Am I trained to do it? Yup. Do I want to in real life? Nope.
Did you figure out how to carry your TRP at the gym yet, while still allowing you quick access?
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There are techniques taught that teach you how to disarm someone, but you must do so while taking yourself out of the line of fire. It can be done from front or if gun is behind you.
I saw a training video recorded of a trooper sucessfully doing this at a traffic stop, but he gave the gun right back to the perp, because that is what we do in training with the red guns to "do it over again with your traing partner".
The perp was so totally caught off guard by this that he just stood there with the gun in his hand. The trooper, realizing what he had just done, repeated the drill, and this time, kept the weapon and cuffed the perp.
This is a good example of training going good and bad.
When I was in Quantico, the FBI did a study that showed that the typical felon is programed to believe that you will comply with their demand based on they expect you to be fearful of them. It showed that when you calmy said"no" that their brain temporarily short circuits, giving you a fraction of a second to act. I am not advocating anyone to do this, but it is something to file away as another tool on a dire situation.
The study was conducted for just the purpose of the OPs thread.