So in a recent thread, i gained some knowledge and insight on drawing your firearm. But i cam across this piece today, and found it to be pretty off base with what i would classify as reason to use my weapon. The site it came from did not seem to be a site of misinformaion. What do you think? Know exactly when you can use your gun. ability to inflict serious bodily injury (he is armed or reasonably appears to be armed with a deadly weapon; you face multiple unarmed attackers; an unarmed attacker has an obvious, substantial advantage in physical ability and/or skill), [*]opportunity to inflict serious bodily harm (he is physically positioned to immediately harm you), and [*]intent (hostile actions and/or words) that indicates he means to do you serious or fatal physical harm. When all three of these "attack potential" elements are in place simultaneously, then you are facing a reasonably perceived deadly threat that may justify an emergency deadly force response. First off i am not going to judge whether the person has a substantial advantage. Even if i thought i had a slight advantage in physical ability or skill, i am not going to hope for the best. Second, if they show ONLY (III) i would think there are cases where this would be enough to pull your weapon. I would not want to give them the opportunity to add (II) to the list. But Maybe i am still missing something.