My pistol prevented a beating of two women and myself after going to pick up my female friend’s mom from a really seedy bar on Central Ave in Albuquerque.
My friend went into the bar to retrieve her mom. I stayed in the car. After five minutes, a shady dude walked out the door. My friend’s mom and my friend came out shortly after.
They were followed by some very drunk dudes. The shady dude made a comment to the others and they proceeded to harrass my friend and her mom.
I reached under the seat, pulled the pistol out and left the car.
I ordered the two women into the car and then the four dudes started yelling at me.
I pulled the pistol out from my jacket, showed it, and calmly told them to go back in to the bar. Two immediately complied. The other two wanted to press the matter.
“What are you gonna do? Shoot all of us?”
I replied “I have 20 rounds. I can get both of you and then get the others who just bailed back into the bar.
They looked back and realized they only were two now.
They turned and went back in.
I had an Intratec Scorpion .22 on me.
My friend’s mom never did sober up.
I love the line in STAND BY ME. The hoodlum says “What are you going to do LeChance, shoot all of us?”
The reply is “No, Ace. Just you.”
I had a three highwaymen come at me while I was pumping gas at one of those stations that lets you pump gas even when they’re closed. The town was practically deserted. There were no witnesses anywhere. One of them was standing right at my wife’s passenger side window looking in the truck. One was standing in the middle of the road looking out for cars; the leader was on my side where I was pumping gas. We both recognized the situation for what it was immediately. I continued pumping gas with my left hand while I held my .357 behind my back with the right. Ask yourself what you might have done if you were some POS tried to rob you while you held a snubnosed .357 in one hand and a loaded gas pump in the other. This dude knew what I had in store for him and shook his head “NO” to his buddy on my wife’s side of the vehcile. They all just slinked off into the shadows with their skin intact and we went on about our vacationing.