What would you do if robbed at gunpoint?

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    Call me simplistic but if you point a gun at me and I dont know you and its not a water pistol Im defending my life.
    The law stating I cant shoot to protect property at that point is moot. From the moment youve pointed a gun, drew a knife, etc on me the only way I would know for dead sure is waiting for you to use it on me.
    Im pretty sure there isnt anywhere cc is allowed or oc etc that the burden of proof for fearing for your life extends to waiting to actually being shot or stabbed before acting to prevent it.
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    This is why I don't pocket carry. Hard to access your firearm. I carry 2 revolvers. One AIWB and one strong side hip. Carrying on the hip isn't the most comfortable for me, but is at least a second faster drawing.

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    What would you do if robbed at gunpoint?

    Quote Originally Posted by TXshooter3 View Post
    I'm in Texas, not Wisconsin.

    Seriously though, if someone is pointing a gun at me, my life is threatened.
    So in TX you can shoot someone even if not a threat?

    Anyway ... Yeah it's a threat... But if a BG meant to kill the victim I doubt he/they would wait and make demands.. But drawing against a pointed gun is still suicide
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    Quote Originally Posted by TXshooter3 View Post
    This was the episode where the two college kids in Philly/Detroit/Cleveland (somewhere in the northheast) were looking for their dog and went into the perp's back yard looking for it. The perp came out a few minutes later to rob them on the street. They were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Pretty sad.

    I think i remember this one. Wasn't the poor kid carrying an unloaded pistol? And then one of the BG's tried to execute the surviving friend with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911_Kimber View Post
    So in TX you can shoot someone even if not a threat?

    Anyway ... Yeah it's a threat... But if a BG meant to kill the victim I doubt he/they would wait and make demands.. But drawing against a pointed gun is still suicide
    Drawing against the drop is a last ditch effort. But you need to maybe think from the Bgs point of view here.
    Say you are going to rob and kill me? Now do you want to have all my goodies stashed and ready to run before you possibly alert nearby cops or public. Or do you want the report of a firearm drawing unwanted attention before you can get your loot??
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    Quote Originally Posted by wishyouwell View Post
    I think i remember this one. Wasn't the poor kid carrying an unloaded pistol? And then one of the BG's tried to execute the surviving friend with it?
    yep.

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    What would you do if robbed at gunpoint?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost1958 View Post
    Drawing against the drop is a last ditch effort. But you need to maybe think from the Bgs point of view here.
    Say you are going to rob and kill me? Now do you want to have all my goodies stashed and ready to run before you possibly alert nearby cops or public. Or do you want the report of a firearm drawing unwanted attention before you can get your loot??
    Good point and very strategic! I hope they are not as smart!
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    Well the guy robbing me would probably shoot me out of anger if he didnt intend to in the first place since he probably would only get like 10 bucks
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    Re: What would you do if robbed at gunpoint?

    Why on earth was he carrying an unloaded gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost1958 View Post
    Well the guy robbing me would probably shoot me out of anger if he didnt intend to in the first place since he probably would only get like 10 bucks
    Dang, your rich, can I borrow a fin?

    oops your wife just found out you were holding back that ten spot, welcome back to the club
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    Most of these street thugs cannot shoot straight as I have seen in multiple U-Tube Video's, I will take my chances with a toss to one side of the goods and get off the X to the other side while drawing and shooting the perp to the ground. Then I will go over grab my cell phone to report armed robbery stopped with BG down and he needing an ambulance. These folks are easily interrupted in their OODA loops with most anything as they are not expecting it. I am going down to the right or left and shooting up into the perp. He will likely be shooting over my head as they wave their guns in a wild manner when shooting. Time to get this trash off the street with smart thinking and training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncsteveh View Post
    Dang, your rich, can I borrow a fin?

    oops your wife just found out you were holding back that ten spot, welcome back to the club
    Note I said if one did. If one was right now it would be more like 3 bucks and some pocket lint
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    If someone tried to rob me,with anything other than a gun,i will shoot him,if i can.So far as someone pointing a gun at me,i have zero clue,what i would do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911_Kimber View Post
    Tough spot... I have always thought drawing against a pointing gun is suicide.. First off, stay alive, an armed robbery does not mean the BG(s) are going to shoot you and according to the law you can only use deadly force to defend your life not to protect property.
    Do what? Surely you aren't suggesting that if someone is robbing you at gun point that they aren't threatening your life. If so, that is utterly ridiculous.
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    1. Hope I don't need to change my underwear
    2. Hand over my cash, cards, ect (but not weapon(s))
    3. Play it by ear. Can't out-draw the perp, but if I'm going to be shot/stabbed anyway, pray that I will at least go down swinging.

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