I'd love to hear some stories on this.
Same here. I like seeing when the news actually covers someone using a gun to save their life.I hate to give CNN any credit, but this was a great story about an AR-15 being used for self-defense.
A Florida man says his pregnant wife saved his life in home invasion - with an AR-15A Florida man said two armed men invaded his home and were beating him when his wife, eight months pregnant, saved the day by shooting one of the intruders with a semiautomatic rifle, CNN affiliate Bay News 9 reported.www.cnn.com
It's nice to see the press actually tell us about things like this....
In all seriousness though this is a great topic and it would be interesting to hear some real world accounts.I've successfully defended my family this past summer from a swarm of mosquito's by spraying them with deep woods off😜
You just reminded me of a recent incident that is somewhat related. Several months ago now, i was driving a patient to their appointment. This trip started on a two lane road and ended up on a four lane boulevard. Evidently I caused some unknown offense to warrant a biker to become so agitated they needed to give me the honorary biker salute, for about a mile once i got onto the boulevard. In this time he repeatedly made side thrusting motions with his hip, to which clung a hapless Glock.Thank God I have never had to use a firearm in self defense.
I have "pretended" to be armed once in a sketchy late night situation once. Many years ago, in the state of Michigan, the only way to get a CCW permit was to be connected with members of the local county "gun board", which, I was not. I was a field engineer for a computer networking company and was on the road returning from a late night (aprox 1:00am) emergency call for customer. On the way home, I stopped at a rest area to call my wife with an ETA (pay phone...pre cell days). As I am talking to her, I noticed that it seemed awful dark for a rest area. Looking up, I saw two overhead lights that were not lit in the parking lot. There was only two cars in the lot: mine and another parked at the opposite end of the unlit area. There were two guys in the other car who got out and started walking towards me while I was still on the phone. Why had they been sitting in their dark car deciding to get out now after I pulled up and walked to the pay phone? Oh crap! Did they shoot the overhead lights out to create the low light situation? Was trouble walking my way? Feeling a bit crazy and paranoid, I reached into my jacket as if going for a weapon in a shoulder rig. I just stood there with the phone receiver in one hand and my other inside my jacket staring at the two as they approached me from 30-40 yards away. That's when they slowed their pace, stopped, said something to each other and turned back to their car and got in. I hung up with my wife (no...I didn't tell her what was happening at the time), quickly got back in my vehicle and got out of there.
I guess I will never know for sure if I dodged trouble that night or had just created a paranoid scenario in my head. The two things that need answered are: Why were they just sitting in the dark vehicle as I pulled up and Why did they do a 180 when I reached into my jacket? I still think they were up to no good and thank God the State of Michigan eventually went from "may issue" to "shall issue" on CCW permits.
100 % agree....That was definitely a difficult situation. I have been driving straight into the sun all week. It’s killing me...but at this time of year the sun is lined up perfectly in the morning.You just reminded me of a recent incident that is somewhat related. Several months ago now, i was driving a patient to their appointment. This trip started on a two lane road and ended up on a four lane boulevard. Evidently I caused some unknown offense to warrant a biker to become so agitated they needed to give me the honorary biker salute, for about a mile once i got onto the boulevard. In this time he repeatedly made side thrusting motions with his hip, to which clung a hapless Glock.
For a moment I thought, "how am I going to make sure I have a clear shot if he draws that?" Then i started cracking up. The image of a 200lb man drawing and driving a chopper with ape hangers.
Then the thought occured, Im in a 2ton van I dont need to draw, I just need to scoot over and nudge him. He must have realized the same thing because about this time he pulled off the road.
What i think happened is that I inadvertantly cut them off turning onto the 2 lane road. As bikers love to take the curves there flying low. With the sun coming from their direction, and later at my back there is very little chance to have seen them.
Sometimes, we need to step back and look at the other tools at our disposal.
I agree, generally i try to get any bikes in front of me. However, if one decides to speed along winding roads, in heavy traffic or residential roads they should not be surprised if they get cutoff. I have enough trouble in a white van. It seems entitlement has crept into every aspect of life/society.1 - you can fire accurately from the seat of a motorcycle, it just takes practice. Righty's have to practice weak-hand shooting since the throttle is on the right side; if you see a rider with a gun on their left hip? They likely have practiced. I know state police motormen, and they simply train to cross-draw instead of buying a second holster/belt.
2 - I ride. A lot. Nothing pisses us off more than being the victim of "I didn't see them". Please - LOOK. Your "nudge" would dent or ding a car...but it'll kill a rider just as fast as any Glock or XD will.