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    Confrontations have a nasty habit of going bad. I leaned that the hard way early on, especially with people on drugs or alcohol. They just increase the anti and ramp up the tension. Most with LE experience know more than I ever will on the subject, all I know is avoid trouble at any cost, side step, retreat, whatever. But if cornered with no choice and in danger, strike first and hardest giving no quarter.
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    I have carried almost every day since late 1974. I believe in taking a gun to a knife fight. If they have a gun, I take a bigger gun.
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    Carrying a firearm is a good idea, but not always legal. It varies with the country, the time and place. You are always armed though. First you have your brain, ready at all times, looking, reading, anticipating. Second, makeshift weapons can be very effective, especially against vulnerable areas. If anyone is interested, perhaps you live in a dangerous environment, seek training. We dont have to be hand to hand combat experts, but a few tricks and the right mindset might just save your life. Just walking or once driving I engaged in a violent incident while unarmed, three times, all ended well and not with a firearm. It was down to attitude and forceful approach. One time running at a knife waving attacker of a woman with such speed and determination, he just took off. Another time, borrowing from some training shouting for the attacker to 'stop and stand back', which they did. Odd world really...

    (Oh, and incase your thinking it yes, I was, maybe still am quite mad...)
    Last edited by tranteruk; 10-23-2019 at 04:24 PM.
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    "avoid trouble at any cost, side step, retreat, whatever.

    Yes, key. Works 99% of the time. The one percent? ...........Your attitude most importantly.
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    "avoid trouble at any cost, side step, retreat, whatever.
    agree with the words but doesn't this position make you passive?

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    There always have been, and always will be those people out there that in my opinion sort of fall in the category that my Great Grandfather termed
    "Those Who Need a Little Killing "
    His actual words were,
    They'uns needs a bit o killin.
    Not PC to say or think such things nowadays, but truth be told, still quite applicable.
    Probably moreso today than in the past, as many people today seem to think they can get away with whatever they choose to do.
    Be observant, pay close attention to your surroundings , and be ready to act.
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