Whether I draw on someone depends on a lot of factors, but the few key ones include what they're holding, what they're threatening, and the way they're behaving.But if my drawn weapon isn't enough to persuade him, the moment he does come at me with the knife, I'm ready to put one center mass and see how pursuasive that is.
Once I draw, I'm past the point of backing down without a seriously good reason. I'd rather proceed to detain/subdue, or defend as required.
Yes, it is sobering, but yes, I think you're thinking cap is on straight.Like I said, it's a sobering thought when it happens so close to you. But I like to think I have the mindset to do what is right if the time comes.