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Old 07-08-2017, 01:35 PM   #1
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Assaulted, Held Up?

Just curious. Lotsa folks here with lots of experience. Has anyone had to stare down the barrel of a firearm and give up....whatever? Ahead of time, I'll tell you this. I have, but I'll post it after any responses.
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Old 07-08-2017, 01:58 PM   #2
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Yeah, but he aimed his 9mm above my shoulder, so I wasn't actually staring down the barrel. Doesn't count.

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try not to let myself get into such situations mostly by staying aware and alert to what's happening around me.

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Old 07-08-2017, 06:31 PM   #4
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Laz, you must have been visiting The Crescent City.
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I get assaulted by tile everyday and get held up by GC's all the time.
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:12 PM   #6
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No...not New Orleans, although I lived there for many years with no problems.

No, this was on the outskirts of Washington, DC about 30 years ago. At the time, I was working at a stereo specialty firm...The Sound Gallery.

We sold high end components like Bang & Olefson, Phase Linear, SAE, Dalquist and many others.

Had a fellow came in one day to ask about a B&O 4004 turntable. Very high end, linear tracking and went for about $500. I told him I could bring it in from the warehouse and would have it in a week.

Next Wednesday, he came back in. Only me and a manager there. I went into the back and brought it out. As I looked up...all I could see was a .38 pointed at my head. "OK," says I "I'm just going to put it down here and you let me know if there is anything else I can do for you."

He took us both into the back and handcuffed us to the storage racks...picked up his prize and left.

Fortunately, we had some tie-flying tools on hand and were able to pick the cuffs.

Called the cops and made a report....but they were never caught.

It was at this point that I vowed to never be a victim again...so I carry when I think it prudent, but make no mistake...even if I were armed that day, I wouldn't have done anything differently.

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Old 07-13-2017, 07:35 PM   #7
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Well hopefully most of us if not all of us will not have to go through that kind of ordeal Laz..

My closest thing to being assaulted is when I was the victim of a "Hit and Run" almost 2 years ago at a major intersection in my small town that totaled my work truck. Fortunately I came out physically unscathed but understandably shaken up for awhile. Still hope that scoundrel got caught doing something that has him/her behind bars now.. never caught that jerk for this offense.
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Old 07-14-2017, 01:22 AM   #8
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Tracy, I thought they caught the subject, but for whatever reason decided not to charge them. Was that correct?

People like that usually keep doing the same thing, so sooner or later they get caught.
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Kevin, They never found nor caught him/her. I say him/her because I never saw the vehicle other then a quick peripheral vision glance of a grill as it was about to hit me. After that it disappeared like a ghost. Amazing at a major intersection and witnesses that it got away Scott Free.
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:07 PM   #10
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I've faced the barrel of a gun on 2 occasions. First time I was robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco, on a dark side street on the way to a concert at Winterland in the 60's. It was a small short barrel revolver, no idea what caliber, maybe a .32? The second time was a year or so later...not gonna mention the specific circumstance but I will say the dude stuck a large caliber hand canon inches from my nose and threatened to blow my head off. Yes it's true your life flashes before your eyes.
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