- This was a a successful DGU without a single shot fired or person injured. The Brady Campaign and CSGV try to pretend that stuff like this never happens but it does and there were two such incidents within my own family.
- This incident played out the way it did due to situational awareness. He was paying attention to his surroundings and made eye contact with the suspect. Predators do not like prey willing to stand up to them. Doubly so to prey that can stop them with a permanency that cannot be undone.
- It was a 3 man team with easily identifiable behavior. Scout, Primary, and Get Away driver. All three were doing their best to conceal their identity while appearing normal but out of place to those paying attention.
Had this man not have been paying attention the fact he was carrying probably would have been overlooked by the predator. His strong side would not have been as likely presented and without his head turned the predator wouldn’t have given him a second look. The act of looking in his direction changed the status of the situation for the predator. He was no longer a predator but prey should he pursue the robbery. Criminals aren’t interested in getting killed or injured in their line of work like anyone else and as such look for easy soft targets. Condition Yellow, live it, love it. It can not just save your life, but make it so you never even have to draw your weapon.
To sprrdhawk44, stay safe my brother and fellow traveler.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.