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Now this is the reason why I carry

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Post by lildave40 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:26 pm

I wanted to share with you what happened to me today during lunch. I had a quick honey do that I was going to do during lunch. Well I stopped at a kroger gas station to fuel up. I park and get out of my truck and start fueling up. well there was a lady on the other side of the pump fueling as well. Just then a truck pulls up behind her and 3 men in there early 20s jump out and approach her and tell her that they are going to clean her head light for 30 bucks. In her her broken English she tells them no thank you. They kept insisting and started to put toothpaste on her headlights and said dont worry this wont take long and you can pay us. She starts to get scared and puts the pump up and starts to try to get in her car when one of the men blocks her from getting in her car and tells her she is going to pay one way or the other. I could here the baby starting to cry in the car as she starts backing away begging for them to leave. I already knew the route this was going so did a quick check. who is around who is doing what where is my exit and of course weapon check. The lady was now on my side of the pump. The men kept insisting on payment and were acting like if I was not even there. That is when I shouted at them to leave her alone. Well that changed everything there focus was on me now. They had some choice words about me and started to approach me. Just then the lady runs to her car and takes off. In the corner of my eye I can see the attendant standing up on the phone. I start backing away as the men separated while walking to me. Just then one of the men said that I am going to pay for them missing there money and pulls out a pipe from his bag. That is when I said look I dont want any beef with you but if you continue I will have no choice but to defend myself. One of the men says what your gonna shoot us all. My response was well yeah if I have no choice I will. Well I was called more choice words as they went to there truck and sped off. I look around and everyone was gone even the attendant.


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Post by Tex1961 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:34 pm

Where you did right.

Verified your targets.
Verified your weapon was ready
Verified what was behind your targets
Protected a mother and child.
Was able to defuse the situation without pulling your firearm.

Where you went wrong.
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Hmm, can't think of anything on that....
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Post by bblhd672 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:39 pm

What did law enforcement say when they arrived?


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Post by lildave40 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:48 pm

bblhd672 wrote:What did law enforcement say when they arrived?
When the attendant came back she said she called. Waiting 20 minutes and no show so I left. Yes I left my information with the clerk.


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Post by bobby » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:49 pm

Hmm did right as far as I see. :tiphat:
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Post by Abraham » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:08 pm

"One of the men says what your gonna shoot us all."

This is the perfect time to say a Clint Eastwood line like: You'll be first!

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Post by SewTexas » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:12 pm

good job! thank you for taking care of that young mom, how scared she must have been! I'm sure her husband thanks you, too!
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Post by bmwrdr » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:37 pm

I'm glad you didn't get hurt.
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Post by RPBrown » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:52 pm

SewTexas wrote:good job! thank you for taking care of that young mom, how scared she must have been! I'm sure her husband thanks you, too!
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Post by Pariah3j » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:22 pm

Curious what part of town this happened at?
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Post by treadlightly » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:25 pm

About the scariest thing I can imagine is the offer of a fight over something meaningless. I've seen two situations that were bad, both in the local Wal Mart parking lot. Once, my wife and I got buzzed pretty close by some guy with a chip on his shoulder driving way too fast for a parking lot, the other time was a domestic disturbance playing itself out.

I was absolutely delighted when the situations disappeared without any contact.


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Post by Jay2121 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:31 pm

Well done sir? Thank you for standing up for that defenseless woman. Well done!
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Post by Tex1961 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:33 pm

I have to say.. I admire your restraint... Guy pulls out a pipe and starts to threaten me, I'mm pretty sure I'm going to put one hand out to say stop and the other is going to go back to my gun. I may not pull it yet, but I guarantee he'll know I'm armed...

EDIT: If he was within striking distance with that pipe, say 3 - 5 feet then I'd most likely pull out my firearm and at least go low ready on him... To me that is a direct lethal threat...
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Post by bmwrdr » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:59 pm

Tex1961 wrote:I have to say.. I admire your restraint... Guy pulls out a pipe and starts to threaten me, I'mm pretty sure I'm going to put one hand out to say stop and the other is going to go back to my gun. I may not pull it yet, but I guarantee he'll know I'm armed...

EDIT: If he was within striking distance with that pipe, say 3 - 5 feet then I'd most likely pull out my firearm and at least go low ready on him... To me that is a direct lethal threat...
At 3 - 5 feet it is almost a toe to toe distance and I'd say it is a live threateninf situation if the aggressor has a steel pipe in his hand.
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Post by lildave40 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:14 pm

Tex1961 wrote:I have to say.. I admire your restraint... Guy pulls out a pipe and starts to threaten me, I'mm pretty sure I'm going to put one hand out to say stop and the other is going to go back to my gun. I may not pull it yet, but I guarantee he'll know I'm armed...

EDIT: If he was within striking distance with that pipe, say 3 - 5 feet then I'd most likely pull out my firearm and at least go low ready on him... To me that is a direct lethal threat...
This happened on the east side of town. As for my restraint I notice by there body movements they were just posturing. " was not taking a chance though" my hand was close to my gun but not on it. I felt if there were not posturing and I put my hand on it as to pull it out I would have escalated the situation. As for my distance 3 to 5 feet yeah no. I had my exit and as they started to approach me I met them step to step backing up.

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