Re: What would you do if robbed at gunpoint?
Take a gun defense class from a reputible trainer. You would be surprised at how many options you have against an armed BG that has the drop on you. Odds are that if a BG has you targeted they have selected you because they believe you to be easy prey. Because of that they may have a delayed reaction to any defensive measure you take because they don't expect it. That delay could be all the edge you need.
Situations like that are why I focus more oh h2h defenses. once you have control of the muzzle of the gun they are at your mercy because they won't want to let go of the gun
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What would you do if robbed at gunpoint?
Well my first armed robbery was in Thailand, on my way to duty as a Military Police Town Patrol Unit Supervisor-taxi diver pulled off into a tapioca field and passenger jumped out and pulled a knife on me. I had an upright breifcase on my lap and it covered me pulling a 1911a1 from under my belt buckle, which I pointed at him, he dropped the weapon and I busted out the back window of the taxi(it was Baht Bus Toyota pickup truck, and made Popa-san drive it to the Thai Police Station where foreign justice took over! They don't like theeir friends getting robbed. Next, as an AL ABC Agt working a funds escort detail during the Christmas holidays in Montgomery, AL we( my escort and I exitted the unmarked police car-a Ford Crown Vic with a 4K Blue light "low profile" package-10 lights in front!!) to go into a bank in a supermarket. A young B/M in jeans and a grey hoodie pulled over his head rushed up to me and was shouting that his car wouldn't start and he needed help. He came at me so fast, I instictively drew my SA Armory 1911A1 and as he came at me actually hit him in the solar plexis with the muzzle, safety off, and he jumped back and ran away. There was no apparent broken down car in the area and he disappeared in seconds from the area. I didn't realize until after it was over that the store cashier I was escorting was scared it was a robbery and knew I was was going to shoot the guy because of the way he ran at me and I drew my weapon. He blinked and I didn't. Thank God-that would have been lots of paperwork!:yup:
I've been there and was a victim of that...
I was in Towson, Maryland when I was held up at gunpoint. In addition, there was a second person who was holding a knife on me. This was in a nice residential area. Since this was the Peoples Republic of Maryland I was NOT carrying and, honestly, even if I was I don't think it would have changed anything. I was approached from two different directions by two guys much bigger, younger and limber than I who requested that I surrender my worldly goods ie: wallet and money to them. All I could do was comply. My wallet was found in a dumpster two days later with everything intact except for my $40 bucks. A small price to pay considering I didn't have to go through the hassle of getting new credit cards and drivers license etc. The officer that took the report said that I was simply a victim of opportunity as the two perps had just robbed several people not far from the residence I was visiting. Shortly thereafter I requested a transfer from my company to a more 2A friendly state where I worked for the next 7 years prior to retiring to Arizona, another very 2A friendly state.