Originally Posted by StoneChimney
The best tactic for self defense is practicing situational awareness, use of cover, and tactical retreat. The firearm is used from #2, during #3, when #1 fails.
Right on the money! If you are not aware of what is going on around you, it makes no difference if you have a gun or not, nor does it matter if the gun is visible or not! You are walking out of the grocery store into the parking lot. Go slow coming out the door, look around, do you see anything that might pose a threat? Either just outside the doors, or in the parking lot? Is there only one? Or several? If you see something that doesn't look right, trust your instincts, don't let them get behind you, or aproach you. Being aware will save you some real headaches, having a gun will only help if the BG thinks he can still make you a victim, even though he knows you have spotted him.
Y'all be safe now, ya hear!
Without God we have no moral compass. Without Family we have no purpose. Without Guns we can not defend either our religious choice, or our family! Millwright