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Have you ever drawn your weapon to diffuse a a potentially deadly situation? Have you ever used your weapon, or had one used against you, during a confrontation?
 

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Sorry, I couldn\'t resist the lame joke.

Seriously though, I have been in a few confrontations. Fortunately though I have thus far not been faced with a gun or a reason to draw mine.
 

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Yes, I have been drawn down on. I didn\'t draw mine because I didn\'t have one. It won\'t go down that way again.

And GoodSamaritan - if that\'s a reasonable likeness of your weapon you really should consider getting one with a trigger guard. :lol:
 

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Yes, I have drawn, and was drawn on once. Didn\'t own a gun at the time I was drawn on (still in high school at the time)
 

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GoodSamaritan - if that\'s a reasonable likeness of your weapon you really should consider getting one with a trigger guard.



Reasonable enough. Not to worry though, it does have a half cock feature that blocks the hammer from touching the tound and locks the trigger.
 

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Hmm, gave me reason to think of something that I don\'t think of often!

At age 13/14 while on vacation in Western MA, the son of the cottage owner was being a wise guy (he was slightly older than me and had already been in trouble with the police a number of times) and pointed his 12 gauge shotgun at me. It was unnerving to say the least.

As a PO I had a couple of situational calls that caused me to draw my weapon and investigate in a low ready position, but I never had occasion to point it at a person.
 

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I haven\'t and hope I never have to.
amen: but I know of several women that have, and I at the very least saved them quite a bit of trama.
 

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I was in a firefight during the First Gulf War, so yes I\'ve used my weapon on someone (M16A2).

I also got a Purple Heart that night (AK47 at close range).

I drew my weapon many times when I was an MP. The scariest times were when I worked undercover with MPI.

As to using/pulling one as a civie. No. And I also hope I never have to.
 

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I realise this is a very old thread, and this is 2015, ten years after the last post, but I wanted to add my 0.02 cents worth.


For you dear reader, who took the time to look this far back into the archives....

During my time as an armed bonded courier, (early 2000s) I had to take a piece of med equipment back to the pharmacy warehouse in a deserted and somewhat shady part of town. It was a cold windswept night, and construction work was being done on the side of the old building requiring a large woven plastic tarp coverning some new brickwork on the side of the building. I had just dropped off the equipment and was walking back through a bay area towards a rolling gate I heard what I thought was the sound of feet running through the gravel parking lot. My .38 revolver was in the car about 20+ yards away but I was carrying my KelTec P32 in my right jeans pocket. Being I was one heavy door away from several hundred thousand dollars worth if street salable drugs, I drew my P32 and was taking up trigger slack when the little guns sights aligned with the target area I expected the attacker(s) to arrive at.
Thank God it was only the tarp from the construction work caught in the wind and swept into the bay door. Had it not been, and someone leaped upon that dock.....

I remember my last thoughts being...."I wish I had a bigger gun!"

Starsnbars

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We warned you in 1862!
 

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I started carrying in 1992 and have never pulled my gun or ever felt I had the need to. I hope it stays that way.
 
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I realise this is a very old thread, and this is 2015, ten years after the last post, but I wanted to add my 0.02 cents worth.


For you dear reader, who took the time to look this far back into the archives....

During my time as an armed bonded courier, (early 2000s) I had to take a piece of med equipment back to the pharmacy warehouse in a deserted and somewhat shady part of town. It was a cold windswept night, and construction work was being done on the side of the old building requiring a large woven plastic tarp coverning some new brickwork on the side of the building. I had just dropped off the equipment and was walking back through a bay area towards a rolling gate I heard what I thought was the sound of feet running through the gravel parking lot. My .38 revolver was in the car about 20+ yards away but I was carrying my KelTec P32 in my right jeans pocket. Being I was one heavy door away from several hundred thousand dollars worth if street salable drugs, I drew my P32 and was taking up trigger slack when the little guns sights aligned with the target area I expected the attacker(s) to arrive at.
Thank God it was only the tarp from the construction work caught in the wind and swept into the bay door. Had it not been, and someone leaped upon that dock.....

I remember my last thoughts being...."I wish I had a bigger gun!"

Starsnbars

Deo Vindice!
We warned you in 1862!
There is also a very large stickied thread on this exact thing already.....

http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/concealed-carry-issues-discussions/127171-have-you-ever-had-draw-your-firearm-self-defense-have-you-had-fire.html
 
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