Long time ago when I wasn't armed, if I got into a pissing contest, I would fight for sure, after I got armed, I've avoided confrontations on many occasions, just walked away no matter what they called me or threatened to do, some buddies of mine say I got soft, I reply that I got smart, it's not wise to fight while you're armed, it may go against you in court, remember that as a CCW license holder you're held to higher standards than the unarmed civilian.
Carrying a firearm made me aware that getting into fights is a silly thing to do so I leave whenever the arguments start getting hotter, I just apologize for any misunderstanding and go on my way, IMO it's better to pass as a coward than to kill a man for being a douche bag.
On the other hand, if I get cornered and I'm not allowed to retreat, then I'll fight my way with anything I can grab, hit to make an exit and leave, my gun is only coming out if I'm down and as a last resort or if I'm being threatened with a lethal weapon, but if you retreat and deescalate, the gun shouldn't be even a factor to think about, just don't get to the point where you need to defend yourself.
Better be judged by 12 than carried by 6
“If you're gonna die, die with your boots on!”— Iron Maiden
“MOLON LABE”— King Leonidas
“Remember the first rule of gunfighting... ‘have a gun.’”— Col. Jeff Cooper
Last edited by Mandy; 10-03-2011 at 10:39 PM.