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Old 12-14-2011, 07:15 PM
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Re: Don't think it can't happen to you.

Glad everything turned out ok.
Unfortunately I had a situation one time while riding my pedal bike home from work. I was on a trail that was heavily wooded. I came around a corner and went down a hill. As I was going down the hill I saw a group of teenage kids at the bottom. When I got closer they stepped out and blocked the trail. I stopped about ten yards away from them. Two of them pulled knives and the group started walking towards me. verbally threating me as they approached. Their attitudes quickly changed when I pulled my 45cal kimber ultra carry from my fanny pack and point it at them while loudly telling them to stop and drop their weapons. They dropped the knives and ran. I never leave home without having something on me.
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:27 PM
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Their attitudes quickly changed when I pulled my 45cal kimber ultra carry from my fanny pack and point it at them while loudly telling them to stop and drop their weapons. They dropped the knives and ran. I never leave home without having something on me.
Awesome. I always find it amusing how wanna be bad guys are so tough if there's a group of them but one on one their feathers are blowing in the wind while they run away. If it's even near to being fair they don't want any part of it.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:32 PM
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Glad everything turned out the way it did for you.

I've had to draw and in one case fire on a few 4 legged predators while walking my dogs in the past year or so. Hence the screen name. Last March, I almost got into a similar situation with a 2 legged predator while shopping in Middletown. I unbuttoned my coat as he approached and we made eye contact. He noticed the open coat, the bare hand at the ready and apparently had the sense that he was about to make a bad decision. He turned 90 and ran while yelling to someone to also run. It didn't hit me until I was home that I was only seconds doing something I had hoped never to do.

The lesson taken from this is "situation awareness." Know what is going on around you at all times. And trust your gut. It's probably right.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:02 PM
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Glad you were able to get out of the situation without injury to anyone. Your story is just about enough to nudge me to go take the concealed carry class that VA requires.

The point made earlier about situational awareness is a good one. Be prepared and aware as trouble comes from all races, creeds and immigration statuses.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:17 PM
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Dang. I have been carrying mine allot latley. I cant take it to school legaly which sucks cause there was just an armed robery there last week. Id love to give you a weapon until you get your new one but I live on the other coast now.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:39 PM
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usedem twice here! never fired a shot. just the sight of a 45 sentem scurrin both times. one was a home burglery were someone thought they could break into my shop without me noticing (in fresh snow) the second was 3am going goose hunting. i dont know what kind of dumba$$e$ tries to car jack someone at a gas station in full camo! 6guys ran screaming like little girls in 6 different directions when i said "NO YOUR NOT!" and displayed my 1911! I had warning on this one as the 7th man wanted no part of it and shouted (prior) "YOU N!@@&*$ ARE CRAZY I"M NOT GETTIN INVOVLED IN DAT!!) and ran across the street into the dark. I mentally prepared set up a physical barrier (gas hose one side door other) and scouted an excaperoute with cover. lucky they were dumb and came from behind my truck and shell and didn't surround me.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:41 PM
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Re: Don't think it can't happen to you.

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Glad you were able to get out of the situation without injury to anyone. Your story is just about enough to nudge me to go take the concealed carry class that VA requires.

The point made earlier about situational awareness is a good one. Be prepared and aware as trouble comes from all races, creeds and immigration statuses.
I've had a concealed weapons permit for about as long as I can remember and I always urge everyone to get their permit. The only thing a person has to do here is go to either the Sheriff's office if you live in the county or to the City Police if you live in the city limits. They fingerprint you, do a background check and if your background check comes back clean then you're issued a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

I've always tried to be aware of my surroundings no matter where I am and I guess hindsight is always 20/20. I look at it as a wake up call as opposed to what could have been a very bad outcome and I intend to pursue the wake up call aspect of it.
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