Thread: 1st Open Carry
I must say that york police are funny... I got asked it that was a gun on my hip now I carry a glock 23 a extra mag and a 02oz OC. .... I tried to be a little bit funny and told him it was my 9 iron for my game later... He laughed and asked if I had a permit I told him yes but showed it to him and he just looked and said have a good night. Not to bad I hope I am from MD and have both VA and FL permits still trying to get my MD or I may just move ...
Yes, probably best not to crack jokes to the officer. Yes sir or no sir is best IMHO.
I just thought the gun on the hip beat the hell out of the I have a taser somewhere in my purse technique. If you get a chance. What do I know? Should female LEOs carry a taser instead of a gun based on his statements? HMmmmmm.
What if you are facing multiple attackers? What if the attacker(s) are, say, 8,10,12 yards away and posing a real threat? Which weapon do you think is more likely to instill fear and flight in an attacker, thereby saving you from having to fire?
Again, I know next to nothing about tasers so I am certainly open to comments.
In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?
Si vis pacem, para bellum.
On the other hand, the sound of a firearm grabs everyone's immediate attention.
However, to answer your question: "Which weapon do you think is more likely to instill fear and flight in an attacker, thereby saving you from having to fire?"
Most tasers are yellow. Most firearms are black. When LEOs have to draw tasers, I don't think it stops many people at all, until they fire. When they draw their firearms, however, I think that commands more respect.
In my experience:
Draw Taser = no repect from BG initially, but some will back down
Draw Gun = immediate respect from BG
Taser against multiple opponents ... let's see - taser cartridge shoots two darts into one person, the other's rush you.
Gun against multiple opponents ... one in the pipe plus nine in the magazine, and two more mags loaded with hp and fmj, no one rushes you as they aren't bullet proof and they know it.
At least that is the math as I see it. YMMV
cheers - okboomer
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I had a buddy in the Marines with me, and I witnessed him during a demonstration get hit with a taser and still make contact with the person... If he was a BG and armed, he could have did some damage..
It was a demonstration when he told a cop that he could handle a taser... pretty cool though.