It's pretty scary for all you guys wondering who haven't been in a DGU situation. I've been in 3 and bc I kept a cool head no shots were fired.
1) Home invasion attempt. G19 aimed at door, yelled don't come in or you will die. 911, cops there in about 1.5 to 3 mins. Good thing I was armed.
2) Unloading laundry from my truck in the driveway. Both hands on basket, 2 males approach from a parked car and trespass onto my property. Lots of robberies were happening in the area to people with hands full with laundry/groceries. Dropped the basket and put my hand on my 1911 commander, cleared half of the leather when they realized I was a hard target. The guys practically tripped over themselves to get back to their vehicle and spun the tires trying to get the F out of dodge. Good thing I was armed.
3) Was at ABC liquor after work around 6pm to get a sixer on my way home. I was attempting to exit the drivers door and this guy came out of fn nowhere and tried to open the passenger door and force his way in. I stepped out ASAP and put my hand in my pocket for my LCP. I got a firm grip on the little .380in my pocket and said loud and mean " WTF are you doing!!!". He started walking to the drivers side around the front of my truck and I told him he should stop NOW. I had decided if he cleared the hood I was going to shoot. I had the gun half out of my pocket when he froze and started saying some bs that he thought it was his friend's truck. He started apologizing, I said its all good just back the F off and there won't be any issues. He looked pretty scared, said sorry again and walked off with a high rate of giddy up. Good thing I was armed.
I highlight my personal incidents bc a DGU can come in many diff forms. I believe a holdup is towards the bottom of the list on my biggest concerns regarding safety. I'm more concerned with home invasion and trips to WalMart. It would have been easy to not carry while doing such mundane tasks, but I always tell myself "you can only defend yourself with a gun if ya got one on ya".