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Hello From NH

I am a 24 year old Marine Engineer, contractor for the USN. I have been carrying for about 4 Months now.

I concealed carry a Beretta PX4 Storm Compact when out on the streets and open carry a Glock 17 when hunting.

I would like to include a story from yesterday evening (5-14-13) in my first post.

My wife, myself and 3 (male) friends all went out to the local Applebee's for some appitizers and drinks (I of course just drank water) and afterwards we decided that we would like to go for a short walk after the greasy food.

Theres a walking path that was converted from the old railroad bed in my town, and thats where we decided to walk. Its about 11:30 PM at this point, so I pulled out my 5 mode ultrafire WF-502B (cheapie but goodie). :smile:

At one point on the path one of the old railroad trusses has been converted to a walking bridge that crosses over the river, well theres also stairs that go down below this bridge, a couple of our friends had never seen down there before so we decided to go down for a moment. With my ultrafire on high, lighting wasnt an issue.

while we were down there we heard a loud bang (like a hammer on soft wood). We couldn't tell where it came from so we decided to go back up to the path and move on. As we were walking up the stairs we hear a male voice yell "I'll kill you..." followed by running footsteps across the bridge. When we got to the top and started across the bridge my flashlight beam lit up two figures less than 30 feet from us standing, facing one another inches apart like statues. The one facing us had some blood on his forehead and had a menacing look on his face. --> :mad:

I kept the light on them and as we walked by the man facing us didnt even blink, admittedly my strong hand was rested on my hip the whole time we walked by. Once we were across the bridge I looked back and the figures were both walking toward us. Just beyond the bridge the path opens up into a large well lit parking lot in the center of town, once we entered the lot they stopped following us but we could hear slow and deep whistling coming from the darkness behind us. Pretty freaky. I never called the police because they were pretty young looking (between the ages of 17 and 20 or so) and I just figured they were trying to mess with us.

I am the only person in that group that carries, and in a sense I'm glad because I'm not sure how any of the others may have reacted if they were armed like I was. My wife was definiteley freaked out.

We took an odd way back to my house and made sure we werent followed.

what do you guys think about it? what would you have done?
 

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Welcome. Where in NH? I just moved from northern NH last year. Now, about this
I am the only person in that group that carries, and in a sense I'm glad because I'm not sure how any of the others may have reacted if they were armed like I was. My wife was definiteley freaked out.

We took an odd way back to my house and made sure we werent followed.

what do you guys think about it? what would you have done?
Not sure what that means. Care to elaborate?
 

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Welcome from Wisconsin! I'm not sure what I would have done because I wasn't there. I would certainly have given thought about calling the police. You heard threats & saw blood. Their age would have made no difference to me.
 
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There is a more appropiate time to go for a walk than 11:30 at NIGHT.

Welcome to the Forums. YMMV
 

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There is a more appropriate time to go for a walk than 11:30 at NIGHT.
I can agree with that. But this is Southern NH. Late night walks are not very uncommon here, though we normally don't walk on walking paths past 9:30 or so, lesson learned. I doubt my wife will want to there again in the dark anyways, shes quite the jumpy one.
 

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Welcome from Southwest Florida.
 

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Welcome Aboard and Greetings from Rocky Top Tennessee
 

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welcome from PA. interesting story, i may have asked the people something like "is everything alright" or something along those lines. i dont like awkward silences, especially from those covered in blood. anyways, glad you found us and happy shooting.
 

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Welcome from another fellow Granite Stater.

As to the question... If I heard a possible gun shot, or whatever you thought you heard, and "I'm gonna kill you!" from up on the bridge, in the dark, and I can't see exactly what's going on, that's the last place I'd be taking my "wife and 3 friends." No matter how we were armed. Unless we were a 5-man whose job it was to take care of that.

Time to move in the opposite direction to a safe place, and call police.
 

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Welcome from Delaware! I DON'T GO WALKING IN THE DARK ANYMORE!
 
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Howdy from Ohio...good to have you safe and sound in the house!
 
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