Originally Posted by CHLChris
There have been a few situations that I've been in that--knowing that I am armed--has allowed me to just observe the situation somewhat dispassionately. My blood pressure didn't get nearly as high and my adrenaline not nearly as extreme as it might have been has I not been armed.
True that! Carrying a gun has forced me to watch my attitude and actions even more. I have to ensure that I give no cause for a fight.
For the OP, I'm glad nothing went down. I've had 2 situations in my city where I've had to reach in the direction of my handgun at night b/c someone was walking way too quickly towards me (didn't pull b/c the "offender" quickly backed away). Every bad guy knows what it means when you adopt a fighting position and have your hand at 4 o'clock.