Just wondering if anyone has pulled their weapon in self defense type scenario.
I’m not too proud of letting my mouth run a bit but that’s sorta what started the encounter.
We were as a family making a fast food and rr stop when traveling. My mom was with us and uses a walker. She fell on the way out of the restaurant and I helped her up and she was getting into the van.
A couple of good Ole boys in a fancy truck were standing across the parking lot a couple car lengths away. I thought they were stareing so I said “take a picture it’ll last longer”. What seemed to be pretty fast, one of them came over and seemed ready to fight. He even swung into the air at me at some distance. I told him to go back to his vehicle pretty sternly and then was somewhat fearful about my well being and that of my family. I struggled to get my pocket carry out and held it pointed to the ground and repeated that they should go back to their truck. They complied with some noise and comments and we both left the parking lot. I was sorta concerned I’d get the cops called on me, and we needed to get back on the road.
I have to say it was pretty crazy and I now know what a fog can come over a person with adrenaline. I am not sure if it was part of it that my vision went foggy or maybe my glasses fogged up or maybe I had them off bc of rain. I’m not too bad without my glasses, really don’t need them much and am nearsighted so they’ve said mostly for driving or at night I need them.
Anyway, interested to hear all y’alls thoughts. I’m fully aware what I could have done to avoid it but yeah, it would have been crazy to have to defend myself.
I probably need more training too, and more range time