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Have you ever needed your carry gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by kimberkid, Dec 5, 2014.

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  1. Warp

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    The only way to get any kind of idea how an actual factual real world defensive gun use might happen or play out is to learn of actual factual real world defensive gun uses. Because it most surely won't be the way movies/TV portray it (that is if they stop pretending it never happens long enough to include it in something that isn't end of the world).

    Sure, you don't know the validity for sure in this context, but...yeah, that ^ is a reason why.


    But keep in mind also that many people choose not to discuss it or even say it happened because of liability and/or they simply don't want to.
     
  2. alientrainwreck

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    Tepin, The reason I reload my own is because I prefer my small 9mm to carry and I am able to put a bullet that will truly expand leaving all its energy in the target of interest every time no exceptions , when you work as a lawman you cannot carry reloads period but that's why I was using hydrashocks,as a civillian I can carry what I want my life my choice. As far as court if you are protecting yourself and within the law it is 100% ok.. I was a policeman for almost 6 yrs I have been to court plenty enough to now the law ..
     
  3. Warp

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    Are you saying that you reload a round that is 100% guaranteed to "truly expand" yet there are zero factory rounds that are equally guaranteed?
     
  4. alientrainwreck

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    No, I have had lots of fail to fire cartridges in pistol and rifle loads from almost all of the major company's and I have yet to reload myself a fail to fire reload after 6 yrs of loading and being shot twice and being a lawman for 6 yrs I've seen my share of shootings. Barnes bullets expand, Standing on the firing line with several other cops shooting sigs and glocks twice a year I have seen plenty of fail to fire and I will not put my life in any of the bullet company's if its my own then shame on me.. real gunfights don't happen like on tv.. I trust myself no other man, And I trust Barnes Bulletts 100%.
     
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    exbrit49,

    Back in those days and earlier, LE wasn't as rabid as they are today with regard to "evil guns". When my wife at the time got into a car accident and ended up in a hospital, I found her snub unloaded back in her purse. No CCW in IL in '90. I also remember a couple of times where cops told people I knew that they should carry a gun to protect themselves. Again, this was Chicago... How times have changed, eh?
     
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    Probably a lot more of those that ones that tell the story.
     
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    Please guys can we not derail and lock another threat over the stupid "handloads for self defense" crap again? If you want to use handloads, great, go for it! If you don't, then don't. But please, don't jack up another thread with that garbage.
     
  8. MisterMike

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    I had a couple run-ins back when I was an LEO, but nothing worthy of the effort to type it. However, I do carry as a retired LEO. And my wife generally responds with a "whatever" attitude, or a little good-hearted kidding. However, a few months ago, as we were exiting our car in Chicago, we found ourselves about 20 feet from a few ne-er-do wells who were clearly not part of the local Neighborhood Watch. Wifey says to me, "Do you have your gun?" :D

    It's amazing how spousal derision can transform into a genuine desire for reassurance.
     
  9. Rezin

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    I won't say that I needed it. I didn't draw it, & I really did not even brandish it. I was sitting by my back window, when I saw three males pull up in the empty lot behind my place. They were playing music kind of loud, and it caused me to keep an eye on them. That's when I saw one of them walk into my backyard, and proceeded to urinate against the wall outside of my bedroom. I got up, and calmly walked outside. My carry piece was on my right hip, covered by a t-shirt. I walked out end ask the gentleman urinating on my wall exactly what he was doing. The other two started to walk towards me kind of quickly I turned so I was facing all three of them, and one of them noticed the gun on my hip. He yells "yo y'all, he strapped & **** yo!!"

    Those two calmed down immediately. The guy urinating on the wall must have been drunk because he continued to mouth off an approach me. At that point his to friends intervened and grabbed him and physically took him and put him in the car and they left post haste.
     
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