Where was your gun the last time you needed it?


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Mark IV Series 80
January 10, 2003, 11:51 PM
Where was your gun the last time you needed it?

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Kahr carrier
January 11, 2003, 12:08 AM
Luckily I have never needed it yet ,hope I never will.:evil:

denfoote
January 11, 2003, 12:13 AM
At home within arms reach. Specifically, under my pillow about 2cm from my hand!!!! :what:

10-Ring
January 11, 2003, 12:23 AM
I voted nearby me, in the same room.

Ala Dan
January 11, 2003, 12:27 AM
Greeting's All,

I voted "Concealed On MY Person", although I have
never had to make a weapons presentation since
my days in law enforcement!:scrutiny:

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

PATH
January 11, 2003, 12:59 AM
Concealed on my person!

sm
January 11, 2003, 01:03 AM
Due to metal detectors in a Gov't type bldg, mine secured in vehicle.
Situation handled

Glockorama
January 11, 2003, 02:54 AM
HK USP compact .357 sig in a paddle holster. 'Nuff said. :cool:

Kentucky Rifle
January 11, 2003, 10:37 AM
Does war count?

KR

New_comer
January 11, 2003, 12:46 PM
Never needed just yet...

Lucky me!!! :D

So most of the time it's secured in my gun safe;)

NJ3
January 11, 2003, 01:55 PM
I voted "My gun was not available to me " .

My car broke down in a bad part of town and my gun was at home. (Guns are not allowed in the work place).

I was approached once buy a low life who asked me what was wrong with my car. I told him the alternator was bad, he then went across the road to a housing complex. After a few minutes I saw him coming back with something wrapped in a rag, I was sure he was bringing tools to help me make repairs. :scrutiny: I slapped the alternator belt back on at took my stuff to the trunk. As I was closing the trunk he started to walk up behind me, 25 ft away. I walked back up the passenger side of the car and closed the hood. Now he is too close, so I jump in the car and fire I up. He is now standing directly in front of the car staring at me. So I though it in reverse and burn rubber out of there. The alternator screaming louder than the supercharger and my arm in pain from where I burned it on the upper radiator pipe while placing the belt back on the alternator in a hurry.

I don't know for sure what this individuals intentions where and I didn't wait to find out.

I still don't know if I would have done anything differently if I had been carrying. But after that incident I made a decision to always carry.

DeltaElite
January 11, 2003, 02:40 PM
In my hand and it was my Remington 870.
I didn't have to fire, since the perp saw that it was in his best interest not to push the issue.
Of course I don't think the thread and poll was directed at uniformed cops.

I have not had to draw off-duty and that is a good thing. :D

Fed168
January 11, 2003, 09:14 PM
At low ready while arresting a bank robber on Thursday.

rick458
January 11, 2003, 10:36 PM
the only time I have been close to needing it, it was in my holster and I had a car for cover.

GoldenLoki
January 12, 2003, 05:40 PM
I have been fortunate that I have never "needed" a gun.

There has been a dozen or more times I was comforted that it was with me though. Had things gone a little different, it could have been needed very easily.

GL

Still Learning
January 12, 2003, 06:29 PM
AR 15 slung African carry on my shoulder. Took the dogs and my (then) 9-year-old daughter on a Sunday afternoon walk around throught the woods and pasture. Rabid skunk attacked our little band. The dogs wanted to fight it but I called them off and whacked the little stinker. Since then, my daughter's name for the AR is, "The Skunk Blaster 2000." I was also carrying a concealed Kimber Compact at the time.

Edward429451
January 12, 2003, 06:31 PM
Concealed on my person. A dog attacked me. My friend in attendance swears it just grew in my hand though.

Still Learning
January 12, 2003, 06:31 PM
AR 15 slung African carry on my shoulder. Took the dogs and my (then) 9-year-old daughter on a Sunday afternoon walk around throught the woods and pasture. Rabid skunk attacked our little band. The dogs wanted to fight it but I called them off and whacked the little stinker. Since then, my daughter's name for the AR is, "The Skunk Blaster 2000." I was also carrying a concealed Kimber Compact at the time.

JeepDriver
January 12, 2003, 08:05 PM
There has been a dozen or more times I was comforted that it was with me though. Had things gone a little different, it could have been needed very easily.

Not quite a dozen times but once or twice my pistol has given me a feeling of security.

P95Carry
January 12, 2003, 08:31 PM
I maybe should have marked the ''haven't needed'' .. instead marked the ''on my person''.

I have not, fortunately needed in the fullest sense ........ and hope I never do have recourse to same but .. once, just the once ... the slightest pulling back on my shirt and a hand placed on the piece .. had the desired effect of ''defuzing'' a situation ...... fortunately.:)

Atticus
January 12, 2003, 08:52 PM
Dresser drawer. Pre-kids.

standingbear
January 12, 2003, 09:30 PM
was plinking with an 870.saw groundhogs-seems everywhere.my varmit rifle setting at home.thing is when i have the varmit rifle,i only see 1 or 2 tops.go figure.

cratz2
January 14, 2003, 12:38 AM
Never needed one in the sense I think you are asking about. Of course, over the holidays, the father in law came in yelling about an albino skunk and it took us a couple minutes to get a couple guns together. Might of got 'im if I had the Dan Wesson 22 on my person.

MarineTech
January 14, 2003, 11:24 AM
Considering that the last time that I needed a gun was when I was hunting, the gun was in my hand at the time.

The last time I needed a gun for self defense was in the Marine Corps. In that instance my rifle was either always in my hand or never more than 2 feet from me.

Chaz
January 14, 2003, 11:45 AM
Pointing at the suspect (was a LEO at the time.) Glad he didn't make me use it!

ACP
January 14, 2003, 01:54 PM
This sucked. I was on my way out of state with the wife, so the CCW was at home. A few miles from home a road rage incident erupted that ended up, literally, at the front door of the PD (we were chased by another vehicle, I instructed wife to pull bumper up to front door of station house). The idiot followed us into the parking lot; the guy came out of his car with an excuse, but it just as easily could have been a gun or a club. PD detained him and we were sent on our way.

firestar
January 14, 2003, 03:13 PM
If you mean REALLY needed it for something like self defense then I am lucky that I have never really needed one. I have never even pointed any of my guns at someone.

CAP
January 25, 2003, 09:02 PM
I have never needed except for the range thankfully, so I said never.

Guess I could have said on my person, as that is where it always is unless I'm in bed. Then it's the nightstand.

anchored
January 27, 2003, 12:39 PM
Not counting seeing a 8-point buck outside the window on the first day of deer season, I've never needed my gun when I didn't have it handy, and I've never needed it for defense.

Schuey2002
January 27, 2003, 04:13 PM
I've never needed it.

But, it's sitting right here next to me waiting to be called into service.. :D

Skunkabilly
January 27, 2003, 04:27 PM
Haven't needed it yet, but wished I had it anyway. Stays at home till I get my CCW cleared.

PUMC_TomG
January 27, 2003, 05:18 PM
Never needed it...

But once a friend of mine jumped out of the bushes on the side of my house in the dark while I was returning home from work at night. Pitch black, he jumps out of the woods and yells "Gimme yer cash mother(insertbadword)!!!"...

The minute I saw the shadow jumping out my hand was on my weapon and I was beginning to draw as he started yelling....

But it never cleared the Kydex... I noticed that the offensive object in his left hand was Coors Light, and that the "perp" was my future roommate Steve.

He did confide that he had second thoughts after he saw my movement and almost had a "movement" of his own in the bowel region. :D

charleym3
January 27, 2003, 06:53 PM
Dogs attacked our chickens on Christmas morning. My side arm of choice was on top of the safe. Given the day, I decided to let the dogs live, but I got their attention.

JPM70535
January 27, 2003, 07:50 PM
Last time I needed my firearm I was still in LE. Since retirement I have been fortunate to never have needed it. If the need ever arises, it will be where it always is, ON MY PERSON!!!!!

NewShooter78
January 27, 2003, 08:06 PM
I have not needed it yet, but its not usually to far from me.

HSMITH
January 27, 2003, 08:36 PM
I live in a socialist state that denies me the right to lawfully have a weapon near at hand 99% of the time. Sucks to have real need for one and being the good guy you left it at home.....

coonan357
January 31, 2003, 01:56 AM
left one with the fiance in the bedroom and had the other in low ready in my hands , only to find out it was deer at my doorsteps . she was relieved to hear that .

Open Carry
January 31, 2003, 03:16 AM
I was in Texas and my Ruger was in Arizona. The carjacker had a small revolver. My luck he didn't shoot me. I even made him give me my laptop computer before he drove off with my rental car. LE found car abandonded at the mall. Last time I travel unarmed, even to Kalifornya.

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