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For the third time in 12 years of carrying a concealed weapon, it came in handy.

My wife and I were out running around because Grandma was watching the little one (woohoo!). We had gone out to check out the Harbor Freight sidewalk sale and we had just eaten lunch at the Yin Ching chinese resturant on Midlothian turnpike in Richmond, Va. We walked out of the resturant, across the parking lot, and I opened the passenger door for my wife. She got in and I noticed a fairly scruffy looking character walking toward me rapidly from across the parking lot. He was mumbling something that I couldn't make out.

My "situational awareness" alarm started ringing. Something about this fella just wasn't right. He was staring at me intently and most importantly, one of his hands was in the back of his pants where I couldn't see it. I knew that if I got into my car, I would be very restricted in movement because I would have my back to him. So I turned to face him (he was about 15 feet away), unzipped my fanny pack, and got a good grip on my Glock 23. I didn't draw it, but I remember feeling the loaded chamber indicator just to "be sure".

Finally, I could hear what he was saying to me. I clearly heard him say "give me your car". I had recently purchased a Dodge Intrepid and this area is pretty famous for car jackings. So I kept my hand on my pistol and said very clearly and forcefully "CAN I HELP YOU?" while staring directly into his eyes. There was a moment of tension, but I didn't give an inch. I was standing between him and my wife and I'd be damned if he was going to get around me.

He looked into my eyes also and I could see that he was surprised. He was expecting a victim, instead he found a challenge. He could also see the first 2/3 of my Glock where I had brought it so "side ready". He smiled, showed me both of his hands, and said "gotta light?". I informed him that the vending machine in front of the resturant had matches and he should go away NOW and get a pack. He turned and pretty much ran off.

I called 5-0 and gave them a description but they never found him.

Once again, my wife told me how happy she was that I carry. We even had a signal that we use whenever we are in mixed company. She asks me "where's Rosco?" and I can always see the comfort it gives her when I pat my side or my pack. Nothing sells firearms to women more than the security that they give in a life-threatening situation. And once again, situational awareness and cold steel paid off.

Disconnector AKA Rich
 

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Well, glad it all worked out. Of course 5-0 not finding anything doesn't surprise me...(sarcasm intended, there are plenty of good quality people in law enforcement but don't let them bs you, there are plenty of losers in their field just the same...)

I've used my CONSTITUTIONAL ccw on occasion, since my state just recently acknowledged that RIGHT... Had a "road-rager" a few years back mad that I passed him at 45mph (55mph zone, no traffic) while he was yacking on his phone. He rode me hard for a few miles to the extent that I didn't stop at my intended destination. Once we out in the "free and clear" he passed me and stopped his car blocking both lanes of the road. No driveways to turn around in and deep country road ditches...He got out of his car and approached my truck with some sort of stick, if it had been a gun I'd have run his sorry a__ over. By the time he was within striking distance of my vehicle he noticed the Hi-Power and my command to "Get the F___ away from my vehicle!" Had to say it twice but he turned pale and complied. Wasn't fun, I'm by no means bragging about using a gun to save myself from danger but it was a powerful bargaining tool. Without it I'd have surely run over him. I'm not a *******, I'm not gonna get out of my vehicle to "be a man" and fight over petty nonsense. Just the same I'm not going to let some loser mess up me or mine.
 

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Disconector, submitt your story to the NRA. They record the information and use it in their magazines etc. Most importantly, they use it to help those trying to make their states free and those trying to keep their states free. the Second Amendment can use your help. Jacl
 

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Triangle 66 said:
Can't seem to find the loaded chamber indicator on my 23.

Thankfully all ended well.
Disconnector,
I'm glad all ended well too. I do have one question though. What is a loaded chamber indicator???? Am I missing something here? Thanks in advance for the help in figuring this out.
 

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Disconnector,
I'm glad all ended well too. I do have one question though. What is a loaded chamber indicator???? Am I missing something here? Thanks in advance for the help in figuring this out.
On my Glock 23 when there is a round up the pipe the extractor sticks out the side of the slide a bit. It's enough to feel.

I'll send it to the NRA . . . anything to combat the antis.

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Disconnector said:
On my Glock 23 when there is a round up the pipe the extractor sticks out the side of the slide a bit. It's enough to feel.

I'll send it to the NRA . . . anything to combat the antis.

Disconnector
Now I understand, thanks for explaining.
 

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All 4th generation Glocks have a loaded chamber indicator.
It is nothing more than a little hump on the extractor painted red, so it can be checked either manually or visually, but it works.


Rich,

I'm glad everything turned out alright.
Good for you, being prepared, and defusing what could have been a ugly situation.
 
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