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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    How's the little Tucker doing, anyway? What is he now, about a year old? More?
    2 years and 5 months tomorrow. I finally understand the whole "you won't know where the time went" thing. And his favorite thing in the world right now is pointing out any letters he sees ("Dada! It's a C! It's an A!") or repeating any swear words I happen to drop.


    I remember when my boy was small... whooo, talk about worries! For one thing I thought my left arm was going to permanently freeze in the 'carrying child in crook of elbow' position.
    I love the "I'm going to take about five steps before throwing a tantrum and completely giving up on walking" thing.
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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Not if the mugger has control of one of your arms. Many muggers don't like to give you advance notice of their intent and prefer to jump you from behind. Racking the slide is not a one handed operation for many people.

    Just curious, but in the event that you are threatened, is there any consideration for using the gun as a show of force to prevent an alteration, like what happened to Goshin, or do you assume that it's either you or him, and you just go to put down the threat where it stands?

    In other words are you thinking of the confrontation in two steps (step 1, demonstrate force, step 2, follow up demonstration with force if required) or is it just one step (respond with force)?

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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Just curious, but in the event that you are threatened, is there any consideration for using the gun as a show of force to prevent an alteration, like what happened to Goshin, or do you assume that it's either you or him, and you just go to put down the threat where it stands?

    In other words are you thinking of the confrontation in two steps (step 1, demonstrate force, step 2, follow up demonstration with force if required) or is it just one step (respond with force)?
    I wouldn't call what Goshin did a show of force so much as it was preparation to use force if needed.
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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    2 years and 5 months tomorrow. I finally understand the whole "you won't know where the time went" thing. And his favorite thing in the world right now is pointing out any letters he sees ("Dada! It's a C! It's an A!") or repeating any swear words I happen to drop.




    I love the "I'm going to take about five steps before throwing a tantrum and completely giving up on walking" thing.

    Lawd yes. I think GJr spend almost his entire first two years in the crook of my elbow, and the next two years riding on my shoulders. I admit I often wimped out, it was easier to just pick him up and carry on that drag him along doing the leg-limp-noodle dance.

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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I wouldn't call what Goshin did a show of force so much as it was preparation to use force if needed.
    In either case, is there consideration of using the gun as a deterrent before using it as a weapon?

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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I wouldn't call what Goshin did a show of force so much as it was preparation to use force if needed.

    Pretty much, yeah.

    When I realized what was going on, first thought was to try to keep my child out of harm's way as much as possible, and move where neither could get at my back. Second thought was to stop the attack before it got started good... I secured a good grip on my pistol then paused a fraction of a second to evaluate, we were not QUITE at the point of no return yet.

    If they'd continued their approach, I would have drawn, and at that point they would have either 180'd in a hurry or there may have been gunfire.

    If I can scare some mope off without having to shoot him, great... but when I reach, its always with the realization that I may have to use it immediately.



    Didn't have time to get mad or scared while it was happening, I was too busy.

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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Just curious, but in the event that you are threatened, is there any consideration for using the gun as a show of force to prevent an alteration, like what happened to Goshin, or do you assume that it's either you or him, and you just go to put down the threat where it stands?

    In other words are you thinking of the confrontation in two steps (step 1, demonstrate force, step 2, follow up demonstration with force if required) or is it just one step (respond with force)?
    Your ability, as a civilian, to legally use deadly force is extremely limitted. I presume you are talking about the option of performing a citizen's arrest as opposed to shooting to stop the criminal act. Simply brandishing a gun to make the "bad guy" leave, only to either be better prepared next time, or to prey upon another, accomplishes very little, IMHO.
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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    In either case, is there consideration of using the gun as a deterrent before using it as a weapon?
    No. When you go for a gun, you should always be prepared to shoot immediately. Otherwise, you shouldn't be reaching for a gun at all. You won't always shoot immediately when you draw, but getting ready to shoot is the only reason to draw. You always adapt to the situation (a person running away once you draw means you don't shoot, obviously), but you shouldn't wave a gun around hoping to deter people.
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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Your ability, as a civilian, to legally use deadly force is extremely limitted. I presume you are talking about the option of performing a citizen's arrest as opposed to shooting to stop the criminal act. Simply brandishing a gun to make the "bad guy" leave, only to either be better prepared next time, or to prey upon another, accomplishes very little, IMHO.
    No, I don't mean to suggest that if you choose to carry a gun that you could carry an unloaded gun or be unprepared to use it and still be effective. I think if you legally carry a gun you should be prepared to use it. I also think, though, that in your determination to use it, you might be able to back down your assailant before you have to.

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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Well, then, ignore what I say because I've never feared for my life at someone else's hands. I guarantee I wouldn't keep my family in a place that didn't feel safe to me.
    I'll ask you what I asked him, do you live in Mogadishu? Or are you imagining monsters under the bed?
    No one EVER needs a weapon. Until they need one. If they have one, are prepared, and have the will to use it they will likely be OK. If not, they are ****ed. Funny how that works.

    Do you advocate for police officers to be unarmed?

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