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Have you ever had to draw your weapon to keep a potentially dangerous and deadly situation from occuring? Have you ever had a weapon used agains you in a confrontation?
 

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Yes, in Detroit on union breaking duty with NCR corp. I was sent back there from Los Angeles to work on mainframe computers while the local office was on strike. Three union goons came to a bank data processing site I was working at to bust up the computers and me. My showing of my revolver stopped all aggression. The cops arrested all of us, the judge kicked me out of town and the next day the union was picketing the NCR office with signs saying “ NCR, send your gunmen home”. It was a very interesting experience. This was in about 1969??

PS NCR replaced my gun that the cops confiscated.
 

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After 21 years in our military I have used weapons to defend myself and others, from Vietnam to the first Gulf War. I guess it worked well sense I am still here. I have been shot at in the U.S. but have yet to draw my own weapon to defend anyone or myself and I hope I do not have to.
 

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I’ve had quite a few, most of them in military combat and just a few on the streets. I don’t think they should be discussed in an open format discussion.

Interesting question although I’m not sure of the value. I understand there are many Americans who carry guns whom have never had a serious conflict and they might have a curiosity about how others handled a situation and/or were effected by a conflict.

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I had just moved into an apt. I was living with my wife of 2 years and my 6 month old baby boy. Late one night, maybe 2am, we heard a lot of yelling and glass breaking. It sounded like it was just outside our window. I grabbed my pump shotgun and looked out the window. I could not see anything but could still hear all the racket.

I walked out the door and turned down the side of the building and saw a young man throwing rocks and beer cans through the window of another apartment. There were a couple of people standing by their doors wondering what was going on as well. They looked at me with some surprise as I can only imagine what they were thinking seeing a man in nothing but boxer shorts holding a shotgun.

I pumped it one time. The young man turned and looked at me and then took off like a scalded dog. Funny thing is the gun was unloaded.
 

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I think this is a great forum question. Discussion on the appropriate time to use a CCW weapon and real stories about how it turned out. Obviously, many military personel have used weapons, but I don't think that is the spirit of the question. In my opinion, actual use of a leagal CCW weapon in the US will be rare, as it should be.
 

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Never and I really hope I don't have to. A guy was telling me that carrying a gun was worthless, that in his 60 years of life he has never had a single need for a gun. Good for him I thought, better knock on wood.
 

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A guy pulled a small revolver on me in highschool. Another guy pulled a knife on me at a football game.

I haven't pulled a weapon on anyone.
 

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I've leveled my rifle at people before while on duty with the Army, but my personal carry piece has never left leather to deal with a threat.

If your CC piece leaves the holster, it should only be to fire a shot/shots to preserve life, limb or eyesight. Anything else is brandishing and is likely to end in an unnecessary death, possibly your own.
 

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I've had to pull my knife before; A female friend and myself were walking back to the car after watching the OSU/Michigan game a couple years back at a friend's house, a couple drunks started hootin' and hollerin' at her, which we ignored. One grabbed her arm, and I pulled the knife. They backed off, and we hurried back to the car
 

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I've had to pull my knife before; A female friend and myself were walking back to the car after watching the OSU/Michigan game a couple years back at a friend's house, a couple drunks started hootin' and hollerin' at her, which we ignored. One grabbed her arm, and I pulled the knife. They backed off, and we hurried back to the car
You got into the game with your knife? Musta been a small one if only a couple of years back. How'd you get it by the search? No wands?
 

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Not pulled/but showned

Cali., something you're probably not familiar with-Snow/snow plowing. Can be a $ making business. Here in Indy, right after the Blizzard of 78, I was on my way to a local hospital, to plow their parking lot, for Dr.+Nurses to get in/out of their lot, I had stopped in the berm of a 4 lane state highway-1-2:00 AM, to clean the ice from my wipers, when an S truck came out of a parking lot only to stop about 25yds. ahead of me. I am by myself with a new-less than a year old F-250 4x4/Myers 7 1/2' snow blade equipped. rig that to the two Bozo's in the S-truck thought would be "easy pickings"-not to mention the $ they thought I might have on me. The dude on the pass. side was yelling back toward me about some "snow job" they had for me+and for me to come over to them. I told them I was busy+had plenty of work already. It got tense when the pass. got out of the truck/truck starts to back up toward me. I then unzipped my coat, un-snaped my thumb snap, and flipped down the lock on my .45, as I canted to show that I was armed, and ready to clear leather. The dude turned back to the S-truck-got in-and the truck crossed over two lanes to my right, and turned down the next street, at as high of speed as the slick road would allow. I got back in my truck, locked the door,tried to pour a cup of coffee, in spite of my hands shaking. No I was not afraid=I was "wound up" tight for the fact that I knew that I would taken another's life, had he gotten much closer to me. I can only describe it as a "prepared" feeling-not a "good" feeling. That has been over 30yrs. ago, but it is still is a thought in my mind each time I put on my defensive sidearm.
 

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Never, and I hope I never have to. It's a really tough decision to let that hammer fall. "When you kill a man, you take away all he is and ever will be."
 

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Have you ever had to draw your weapon to keep a potentially dangerous and deadly situation from occuring? Have you ever had a weapon used agains you in a confrontation?
Yes.



...and Notdku, can you do something about that friggin' "Your message is too short" message? What's wrong with a short, concise answer! :rolleyes:
 

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+1 hydrashock.


In regards to the thread: Yes

It's not a good feeling pointing something with great destructive power at another human soul.

That's all I have to say about that.
 

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Once when I was deployed.

My vehicle was hit with an IED and I had to pull security on the site waiting for the wrecker to come haul our vehicle away. Also sitting around int he vehicle after we got hit making sure it wasn't part of an ambush. **** the Taliban.

One of the worst days ever and I can't think of a day thats gone by since then that I haven't thought about it.
 
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