Almost Got Robbed Last Night

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by hogger129, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    So I was out with my friends for my birthday, chasing girls around at places. We decided to go to some bar to meet up with them and it wasn't in the greatest neighborhood around here. Was leaving with one of my friends, decided to go use the bathroom, friend went to the car. On my way out to my car, some guy decides to pull out a knife and demand my wallet. I think the guy was already drinking alot because when I ran he kinda just walked after me quickly. I ran as fast as I could to my car and jumped in and locked the doors, started it up and hit the gas as fast as I could. So I am going out today to look for a nice carry gun. Anybody know anything good that might cost around $500 or less?
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  2. artabr

    artabr New Member

    If you look you can find a New or nearly new Glock for around $500.


  3. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Whats wrong with the 1911 you already own ? You can buy a nice concealment holster and gun belt for much less than $500.
  4. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    If you're in Wisconsin, I assume you need 100% concealability (since carry isn't legal there). I would recommend a Kel Tec, Ruger, or Taurus in .380 ACP. I have the Kel Tec, and it's a good gun. It hides completely in any pocket.

    If you go any bigger than that, just know that you will have to dress differently to carry consistently.

    Of course, the best plan is to avoid such situations and to obey the laws.
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  5. 21bravo

    21bravo New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    wilkes county, nc
    Just something for you to think about hogger... (I am not up to date on Wisconson Firearms Laws... but,) here in NC you cannot carry while under the influence of Alcohol. So what good would a carry piece do when youre bar hopping?
  6. cakes

    cakes New Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Northern Maine
    Good point. In this case, your money might be better spent on karate lessons.

    Or a taxi fare to a nicer part of town when you want to hit the bars.
  8. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Even if you had had a gun, you did the right thing. Had you shot the guy, you could be in a lot of trouble and had a lot of expense even if things worked out in the end. For self defense, a gun is not your first choice, it is your last resort when you can't get away and have no other choice.

    I know a lot of folks who will disagree and who would shoot first. But I can guarantee that doing so will get you arrested, held overnight, maybe require bail, and possibly even get you convicted of something, even murder, not to mention sued by the "innocent victim's" loving relatives. So engage brain before putting trigger finger in action.

  9. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
  10. tcox4freedom

    tcox4freedom Well-Known Member

    When I decided to "carry", I also decided to avoid going certain places and doing certain things.

    It just boils down to: What's more important; "Safety" or "Partying"?

    The first two rules of "Self-Defense" are to always "Be Aware" of situations that INCREASE the likelyhood of being targeted.


    "AVOID" places and situations that lend themselves to trouble if at all possible.

    I'm not preaching; just sayin' something to think about?

    You did do the right thing regardless being armed or not.
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  11. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Glad you didnt get hurt. Your Rock Island is good enough for you to carry but you CANT carry when bar hopping, drinking. I hope that you at least got lucky.;)
  12. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    No I was only carrying a love gun that night (lol) and didn't get lucky. But I just got the he\\ outta there as fast as possible and took off. I don't get why concealed carry is still illegal in Wisconsin anyway. Hopefully that mayor of Milwaukee wont' get elected and they get a good Republican in office that won't veto the legislation for it this time. I heard Tommy Thompson may be a potential runner in the next election for Gov.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2010
  13. Suwannee Tim

    Suwannee Tim New Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    I've had a fair amount of trouble over the years, nothing serious but most of those incidents, at least the ones that did not involve dogs, alcohol was involved in some way. Sometimes I was drinking, sometimes the other guy, sometimes both. The best way to avoid such problems is to not drink, the next best way is to not go to bars, the next best way is to not go to rough bars. If you go to bars you are going to have problems and most of these problems a gun won't help and some of these problems a gun will make worse and some of the problems a gun will make much, much worse. Forget carrying if you are going to bars. Especially if you live in a state where carrying is not legal.
  14. llama.45

    llama.45 New Member

    Jan 21, 2005
    Dont over look the ruger LCR. It is quickly becoming my favorite carry gun
  15. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    I carry one everyday.
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