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Fears In a Gun Fight. A Poll!

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by combatantr2, Aug 19, 2007.


Fears in a gunfight, a poll!

Poll closed Aug 29, 2007.
  1. A firearm malfunction or a jam.

    226 vote(s)
  2. Running low or running out of ammo.

    67 vote(s)
  1. combatantr2

    combatantr2 Well-Known Member

    So, whats your greatest fear in a possible gun fight, aside from getting shot? This poll question can also apply to a gun vs. knife encounter, gun vs. mob, gun vs. gun. Thanks.
  2. piranha45

    piranha45 Well-Known Member

  3. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    Neither concern me but for the sake of the Poll I'll choose the one that I can't control. I'm not worried about running out of ammo because I don't practice spray-n-pray. I carry a J frame revolver with 1 reload. If I can't get the job done with 10 rounds of .38 Special I have no right carrying a gun. Shot placement is everything. ;)
  4. Joshua M. Smith

    Joshua M. Smith Well-Known Member


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  5. scubie02

    scubie02 Well-Known Member

    getting thrown in jail afterwards ala great britain
  6. RH822

    RH822 Well-Known Member

    Uuuhhhh...Getting shot would be my biggest concern. My gun has never malfunctioned and if I can't do what I need to in 15 rounds (get away), somethings wrong.

  7. doc2rn

    doc2rn Well-Known Member

    That is Y I carry a G brick, but anything mechanical can fail
  8. LSCurrier

    LSCurrier Well-Known Member

    The handgun I would carry, if I could carry in NY, has never failed in any way so that I would worry about its reliability - Dan Wesson CBOB in .45 ACP.

    For some reason my dreams of confronting armed guys nearly always involve 3 bad guys. Guess that is my subconscious kicking in the wanna be a super ninja James Bond type urges while I sleep. ;)

  9. jad0110

    jad0110 Well-Known Member

    Neither is a big fear for me. My biggest fear is of course having to be faced with such a situation to begin with. I don't want to be shot, stabbed, clubbed, etc etc.

    That said, my biggest fear in an actual fight would be not being able to react quickly and decisively enough to meet the threat.
  10. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    Neither to any degree.
  11. sansone

    sansone Well-Known Member

    most home invasions with shots fired have a total of 1-5 shots. I'm worried about pulling the trigger and hearing "click" instead of BOOM:eek:
  12. alucard0822

    alucard0822 Well-Known Member

    I trust my guns to fire reliably, and my aim to make the shots count, making capacity (15rds of 9mm or 30rds 5.56) a non-issue. What I fear the most is MDs fine tradition of gunny bashing. Some starry eyed DA looking for another feather in his cap, being forced to support the perps family for eternity, and the financial and social ruin that can and has happened surrounding a "good" shoot and 12 hoplophobes on the jury. MD also does not issue CC permits to protect the lives of common folks, only the elite, or their money, so if the incident did not happen at my home, well then my fist is fairly reliable, and I have a spare if I need the extra capacity.
  13. Browning

    Browning Well-Known Member

    That would be it for me as well. That and getting arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned for defending myself and/or my family by politically correct law enforcement and a DA looking to earn some brownie points.
  14. trueblue1776

    trueblue1776 Well-Known Member

    Agree with Doc, I will fight like a Comanche regardless of the condition of my gun.
  15. GRIZ22

    GRIZ22 Well-Known Member

    You don't list enough choices.
  16. Tully M. Pick

    Tully M. Pick Well-Known Member

    Getting gut shot.
  17. BHPshooter

    BHPshooter Well-Known Member

    Neither -- my biggest fear would be GETTING SHOT. :uhoh:

  18. knockonit

    knockonit Well-Known Member


    I have a first hand experience with this, about five years ago, watching the tube a knock at the door, after opening it was an ex employee I had let go some months before, he immediately became beligerent and threatened me, i back up to the hall table where i keep a welcome committee, by the time i cleared the drawer with my s&w 38, he'd come thru the screen security door with a 10# log splitter hammer type tool, his buddy right behind him
    I got one shot off,hitting him in the hip before the sledge hit me in the shoulder on his way down, it broke my collar bone, I hit the tile floor with a thud, never lost the pistol, brought it up on the buddy holding a big pry bar staring at me with huge eyes, probably as surprised as I was at the turn out. Before I could get in position to shoot at him but he turned and ran like hell, the entry dude was all over the floor screaming and yelling, by this time my wife called the cops, 10 minutes later or so they showed up,
    Ambulance beat them.

    SO with that being said, I never dreamed it would happen to me, I always assumed that I would be able to put'm down before they got to me, Well now I have a weapon in my hand on a surprise knock, and step back after opening the door, my good friends know the story but new friends are sometimes a little freaked at me holding a 1911.

    Malfunction, never crosses my mind, and now fear feeds me.
    I always thought I was one of those guys always prepared, well I can say I am now.
  19. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    1) Actually getting into a gunfight!

    2) Not getting my gun into action soon enough.
  20. jefnvk

    jefnvk Well-Known Member

    Getting shot.

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