zrukman wrote:Yet another Success storyThis happened to me a couple of months ago and being a new member to OC I wanted to share it with you all. I was launching my boat on the Kentucky river by myself around 6:00 am and I was the onlyperson in small state park. I backed my boat down a 2 lane ramp near the water and I was at the back of my boat unhooking the straps. Ihave my CC license and I always have something with me but I was wearing swim trunks and a undershirt. I wasn't really dressed to conceal because I was going fishing. Then I noticed a beat up ford taurus creeping down the ramp with two guys in the car. They were driving down the ramp at like 2 mph so I knew something was wrong. I immediately got my XD40 with a paddle holster out of my truck and made sure that I was ready. Needless to say there was a huge bulge in the shape of my XD showing through my undershirt. These guys were still creeping down the rampso they did not see me strap on my piece.
I proceeded to getinto my boat because I still wanted a little extra barrier if I needed some time to react.Again I'm on a two lane ramp and these guys now park right in front of my truck 3 feet off my bumper, so I'm not going anywhere. I did have a cell phone on me but this area of the river has no cell coverage because it's in a huge valley so calling LEO was out of the question. These two guysget out of the car andstartwalking to one side of the boat. They looked like they were out partying all night and did not look friendly.I then stood up and said "You boys need somehelp?" They both immediately noticed that I wasn't going to be their next victim.One guy tapped the other and theyturned around without saying a word and got back into their car and backed all the way up the ramp.
Iknow this is a long story without any shots being firedbut I bet this happens more often than you think. These are the stories that the anti gun nuts never hear or want to report about. Who knows what would have happened if I didn't carry and only relied on LEO to protect me. I might have been sleeping with the fishes!
PS. I now want to start OC so maybe my first time will be shopping at Walmart this weekend.
Glad you made it out OK