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Old 12-31-2013, 12:08 PM
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Default Who has actually drawn their CCW?

It seems like lots here carry. I'm in the process of getting permitted myself. I am curious, how many of you have actually drawn your weapon, and what were the circumstances?
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I have drawn mine a few thousand times- always for practice. I hope I never need to draw in self defense, but the practice will help if the need ever arises..
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well...nevermind
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My wife made a wrong turn in G-Ville NC one night while visiting our son. She ended up in a very bad neighborhood. They surrounded her car yelling obscenities and banging on the car. She drew and pointed it right at them. They backed away far enough that she gassed it and got the hell out of there. There is no doubt in her or my mind that things would have turned out differently had she not drawn. She admits she probably took a chance on being shot herself but it turns out she made the right decision.
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Tell her to just gas it next time
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I have never drawn on anyone but.....

I had to adjust my shirt (there was a light rain starting to fall ) once at a remote boat ramp at 3am in the morning when I had a few suspicious eyes watching me ( i was solo).

One other time the wife and I were down walking on the beach at night (she was pregnant at the time) and decided to take a rest on one of the lifeguard towers. A very quesstionable gentleman passed by us and proceeded to walk in the shadows making a gradual turn behind the tower. He made his way to the back of the tower (we were on the front). When I heard his foot hit the ramp and start walking up it I decided it we be a good time to eject a round and slide a new one in. It must be a distinctive sound as he stopped suddenly and proceeded to walk away rather quickly ;?.
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I don't carry one to flash. If I draw mine it will be all over with but the shouting.
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I don't carry one to flash. If I draw mine it will be all over with but the shouting.
Same here. I do everything in my power to conceal that I am carrying. If at some point in time I have to draw it, I have already mentally made the choice that rounds will be leaving the chamber.
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My bro-n-law was at a car wash vacuuming out his car early one morning. A male walked by then turned around and started walking towards my bro. My bro-n-law immediately reached in his waistband and the walker turned around mid step and walked away. The gun never came out.
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I keep my hand on mine in "questionable" moments.
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I say eff it, better to be judged than carried. I've never fully drawn, but I've made the motion and was more than ready to do what was necessary. my "experience" spurred a huge debate a while back. given the same scenario, I'd act the exact same way every time. all this hand holding and talking it out is outdated. bad guys are bad guys, they aren't going to listen to reason or your lame explanation about how their actions are wrong.
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Yes, many years ago living in NH working as a town cop and county sheriff dept. I was on med leave due to having my appendix removed 4 days earlier and still had stitches in my stomach. An escapee (felon) from Texas was sighted in our state and county, his mother lived near my home, SP and local PD had been chasing him for a few days when he showed up at my home looking for a ride. My mother a sister were home alone and called 911, I arrived a few min later and found him hiding in the woods, offered him a ride and as he was off balance entering my truck I drew and cuffed him. I probably could have done it with out the weapon but still having stitches in my stomach and the close proximity of my family was not worth the risk. Local PD showed 5 min later. My Chief and Sarge were pissed, here they were chasing this guy for 2 days and I got the arrest. Turns out the guy had 2 4" folders on him and was known for using them.

And yes looking back it would have been smarter to secure the house and wait for back up but as a young and dumb rookie that never entered my mind.
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Yes. I started to write a short version of the story, but I know I'd get pissed when the critics chimed in.

Saw a guy stealing tools from my truck and called the cops. They arrived while I was still pointing the gun at him. He and his partner went to jail. I went back to work.

Cops don't like it when you fire warning shots. I wouldn't shoot anyone unless I was in fear of my life.

Texas can be rather liberal with regard to using deadly force. Especially at night.
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In NC warning shots are illegal killing them is not
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
My wife made a wrong turn in G-Ville NC one night while visiting our son. She ended up in a very bad neighborhood. They surrounded her car yelling obscenities and banging on the car. She drew and pointed it right at them. They backed away far enough that she gassed it and got the hell out of there. There is no doubt in her or my mind that things would have turned out differently had she not drawn. She admits she probably took a chance on being shot herself but it turns out she made the right decision.
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Tell her to just gas it next time
actually this should really not be a joke I would have had no problem running over one or more of them in that situation

WAY too many people seem to not want to use the biggest most powerful means of self defense they have available when in a car and confronted by someone on foot
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Oh man, don't ask this question, you'll get hammered by the politically correct. I asked and it turned into a shitstorm...

http://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside...tent-kill.html
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Originally Posted by TV2EBoogaloo View Post
actually this should really not be a joke I would have had no problem running over one or more of them in that situation

WAY too many people seem to not want to use the biggest most powerful means of self defense they have available when in a car and confronted by someone on foot
That was a very close option #2. It turned out OK but could have gone south for either side. I can't fault her judgement. I forgot to mention that she isn't an amature. Raised by a MI state trooper who insisted that his kids learned to shoot at an early age. Scored expert with 1911 in the USCG, and USCG MLE school, CHP class, and a lot of practice. She backed them away and then drove off. I would have rather seen some flat hoodlums but, again, I trust her judgement.
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Originally Posted by Dillard88 View Post
I keep my hand on mine in "questionable" moments.

Same here.
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That feeling just after the draw and the trigger pull. When it happens it is so quick the mind will have a hard time processing it. I don't give a damn who you are unless you are crazy it just ain't normal to shoot another. Life changes quick. I still carry and I will protect my life as well as others as needed. I just pray it never happens again.

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