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What Would You Do?
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The pharmacy I use has a new manager and we got to talking. She came up from Philly. She was telling me she was in the last store three times it was robbed. On all three occasions the perp was the same guy, no mask. He would come in take the cashier put a gun to his or her head and go to the pharmacy, jump the counter and take oxy then run out to a car that was waiting. My question is what would you do? You would have a clear shot as he went down the isle with the cashier. You would have a cleaner shot has he left. If you shot the guy going down the isle with a gun to the cashiers head you would be concerned about over penetration and possibly his reflexes pulling the trigger. If you waited until he was running out the door do you have a reason to shoot? I dont have a clear answer for this type of situation. Do you?
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#2
Hmm. Well if the store is in a bad area then maybe they should come up with a plan....like cashier dives while manager shoots.

Although sounds like giving cash/meds was the safest bet in that case.

That or just don't work there.
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#3
Observe, report and evade, ready to act if he becomes a threat to me.

Once the gun is to their head, it's too late.

Once he's running out of the store, it's too late.

I don't carry to be a hero or save some corporations money and meds.

Justin
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JustinHEMI;138287 Wrote:Observe, report and evade, ready to act if he becomes a threat to me.

Once the gun is to their head, it's too late.

Once he's running out of the store, it's too late.

I don't carry to be a hero or save some corporations money and meds.

Justin
I agree 100% Hope I am never in a situation like that.
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das;138291 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;138287 Wrote:Observe, report and evade, ready to act if he becomes a threat to me.

Once the gun is to their head, it's too late.

Once he's running out of the store, it's too late.

I don't carry to be a hero or save some corporations money and meds.

Justin
I agree 100% Hope I am never in a situation like that.

And I'll move to agree with your agreement. That's a situation I never want to find myself in.
Too many things could go wrong while the perp. has a hostage, then when he's fleeing the threat is presumably over and you can't legally shoot. (Could save the taxpayers a lot of money if it would still be legal to shoot as he's running away. Surveillance should support the case but that's not the way the laws are written and enforced. (How long did it take to get "instant replay" approved for sports? And there's still controversy when there's a close call. No thanks.)
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#6
Same guy every time?

Trap door with an alligator pit underneath.

Unless you can draw and shoot as he's drawing, not worth the risk. If he finally pulls the trigger, unload on him.
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#7
I would fire my shotgun in the air to scare him away. I heard that is what very wise men do. Dodgy
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(03-16-2014, 08:41 PM)JustinHEMI Wrote: Observe, report and evade, ready to act if he becomes a threat to me.

Once the gun is to their head, it's too late.

Once he's running out of the store, it's too late.

I don't carry to be a hero or save some corporations money and meds.

Justin

Spot on. Change the variables a bit though and it easily turns into a curve ball. What if the gun was to the head of your wife or kid?
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spblademaker;138505 Wrote:I would fire my shotgun in the air to scare him away. I heard that is what very wise men do. Dodgy

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csmith;138507 Wrote:
(03-16-2014, 08:41 PM)JustinHEMI Wrote: Observe, report and evade, ready to act if he becomes a threat to me.

Once the gun is to their head, it's too late.

Once he's running out of the store, it's too late.

I don't carry to be a hero or save some corporations money and meds.

Justin

Spot on. Change the variables a bit though and it easily turns into a curve ball. What if the gun was to the head of your wife or kid?

That only adds an emotional element. The tactics remain the same. IMO.

If his gun is to their head, what can you do?

Justin
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