Originally Posted by brewmenn
So if someone that you feel threatened by starts to pull something out that you think looks like it might be something that he could hurt you with you're going to pull your gun and blow him away? I'll have to keep your itchy trigger finger in mind next time we meet.
Oh Christ Bruce stop being such a pansy. Don't pull a knife and charge me and I think you'll be just fine.
If someone pulled a knife, bat, gun, whatever out and threatened me with it my gun would be pulled. Maybe they drop whatever they have and run, in which case I don't shoot. Maybe they don't drop it, and continue to threaten. In that case they will get dropped.
But, I'm sure you've been in so many of these situations and understand that there is plenty of time to sit down and have a discussion with the assailant about what his intentions are.