A Self Defense Story I didn't see a thread like this and was wondering what stories are out there when you either had to pull out your weapon or actually use it in self defense. Just state side stories, no combat ones please. For me I had a couple of close calls when I was living in Charlotte,NC. The first time I had to pull my 1911 on a group of individuals who thought that as a person in USMC dress blue deltas in a government vehicle I shouldn't be in their neighborhood. I was exiting my government vehicle wearing a jacket with my uniform because it was a little chilly and and my 1911 was concealed on my hip, when I was approached by a group of five people. I was told to give them my wallet and keys because a white boy had no need to be in "our neighborhood". As they started to approach I backed up and pulled out my pistol. Their response was "oh I didn't know it was like that". They started to back away once they heard the safety click off and I quickly got in my vehicle and left the area. Needless to say I didn't recruit the person I was there for but I did laugh about it later, cause it could have been a lot worse.