I travel light
Hey, here´s a prey to those gun gods around there. I´m being offered one of the guns a friend of mine uses for IPSC, a custom, bull barrelled .38 super or .40 with sights and some other useful IPSC toys. Woud be a good gun for personal defense? I mean the following scenary: going in a desert road with the ball and chain and the kids. A tire is flat, it´s 5 pm, and it´s raining. There´s no on-road help service in this area. So I open my trunk, get my tire repair can (or spare if needed) and start quickly to change my tire, with the gun under a plastic sheet at hand reach. Suddenly a car stops near and stays some meters away, lets say 15 or 10, checking our moves. Wolves. Darn. All I have is my IPSC, laser sighted, custom gun. .40 and 3 loaded mags in the middle of the rainy afternoon. What do you think?. Get cover, and a couple of shots to the enemy´s fender or tires? Let them see the little red dot looking for a target? Wait for someone approaches to me with a gun and scream with my manly voice "GO THE F OUT O´HERE YOU SCUMBAG!"? I prefer to shoot first, and then run if I can, robbers here are no people you want to have close a lot of time. The reasons? Crime here is mercessly. I´ve heard stories about someone being victims of an armed hand robbery, and they even took the babies. So I prefer shooting first, live, with my kids safe and ask later….