Closest you've ever come to drawing your CCW?


The Nip
March 7, 2003, 06:08 AM
After reading a story in the news, I was wondering if anyone in here has ever been in a situation where he/she, fearing that things are about to go very bad, ALMOST drew their weapon on another individual.

For me...a situation occurred one night during college. My school was situated near a rather shabby part of town, and I was walking through a primarily minority-based portion of town on my way home from a late-night study session at a classmate's apartment.

To make a long story short, a bum approached me asking for money because his "truck outta gas" and his "baby girl be waitin' inside" for him. is I've never heard that one before. I told him "NOPE, SORRY." He muttered something nasty, and I walked away.

Anyway, he actually followed me for several blocks; I tried crossing to opposite sides of the street three times, and all three times he tailed me. I could always tell exactly where he was because something in his pockets were jingling, and he was starting to walk faster. I was getting pretty freaked out, and I lifted my shirt (I used to carry at 1:00), placing my hand on the gun's grip.

BUT, before anything nasty happened, before I could draw, the luckiest thing happened-- a group of 15-20 horribly drunk college kids from my school walked up in front of us, apparently coming from a part. I've never been that happy to see intoxicated trouble-makers.

As soon as these folks appeared, I rushed up and joined the crowd-- nasty bum behind me, for some ODD REASON, turns around and walks away. Lucky me.

And I know someone's going to say..."You should've turned and demanded that he stop following you before even considering to draw!" Sure, that sounds feasible...until you're less than five yards away from a guy who's obviously following you, and it ain't to say "Happy Birthday."

Lesson learned-- I don't walk in such parts of town anymore, I carry a backup mag always, and God Bless Drunk Fratboys.


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March 7, 2003, 06:49 AM
Once I was coming home from the range and saw two car thiefs who were trying to steal an old saab. One of them tried to attack me and he had knife. I ran like hell.

March 7, 2003, 07:11 AM
I didn't know that a man with 8 balls could run.

Sorry, couldn't resist.


March 7, 2003, 07:51 AM
afew years ago i was sitting at a stop light.I was the first car in line next to the curb.I noticed a guy carrying a large butcher knife about 50ft away headed toward me.I made eye contact and he started yelling and started walking a little faster.When he was less than 30-35ft away i started to draw my security 6 when i noticed the light was green.I drove thru and pulled into the parking lot of a shopping center,i found a pay phone and called the police.I lost track of him and don't know if the police ever found him or not.

Joe Demko
March 7, 2003, 08:43 AM
Have actually drawn the gun 4 times.

March 7, 2003, 08:57 AM
Actually have drawn, more than once.

The Nip
March 7, 2003, 09:28 AM
To those of you who have actually been forced to draw...where there any legal repercussions? I'm sure that in most cases you called the police.

Out of curiousity, what where the immediate results and reactions(the look on the BG's face) after being confronted with an armed subject? Unless, of course, those are matters you'd rather not discuss.

I honestly hope I'm never, ever forced to draw on a person. That really, really wouldn't make my night.


March 7, 2003, 09:33 AM
I carry a small 9mm auto-loader, but while reading this thread I began to think that a shrouded-hammer revolver in the front coat pocket would be comforting in those "should I draw ?" situations.

March 7, 2003, 09:34 AM
RUN! Are you kidding? STRUT!

March 7, 2003, 09:51 AM
When I was about 19 I had to take my jalopy to the carwash
late at night due to the fact I had to cart around some execs
the next day. It was 11:00pm and the carwash was not in the greatest of areas.

Even though Texas didn't have CHL at the time
I tucked my well worn ruger MKII behind my belt.

About 1/2 way finished I noticed a shadow behind me.
I glanced in the side mirror and saw a figure approaching
about 15 feet away. I casually walked foward and to the left
into the next carwash bay and unholstered my Ruger and held it straight down beside my leg with my thumb on the safety.

The guy turned the corner and saw me standing in the middle of the next bay with my pistol drawn.

He began to stammer and blabber something about being from out of town, running out of gas and needing a couple dollars.

The guy was genuinely scared or was a good actor.
I told him it what he did was foolish and almost got him ventilated.

I ended up giving him a couple of bucks due to the fact he was a scrawny gay Jamaican dude that was probably telling the truth
about his plight. At that point I was just extremely happy that I didn't have to shoot anyone that night.

The Nip
March 7, 2003, 10:32 AM
A good j-frame is priceless.

Even though I now carry at 4:00, with an autoloader...I always have and always will consider the j-frame revolver to be the absolute best "what if" and "spur of the moment" gun ever made. It rides perfectly at 1:00 (where it's easy to draw no matter what your position), and the action is almost flawless.

Why, then, do I stick to autoloaders? I this day and age, and especially with the current social situation, I'm leaning toward the tactical advantage with my Sig and its easily accessed extra mags.


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