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Outside of being in the military and in a combat situation - have you ever otherwise been shot at? I have never had that terrrifying experience. I have been "swept" by careless individuals at my shooting range and was near an individual who had a negligent discharge that was close to me. Only other nerve wracking experience occurred when I and some friends were leaving our shooting range and we were approached by a couple of very crazed appearing individuals who were waving guns (not pointed at us) and hollering obscenities at us. We didn't know the crazies involved. We were able to avoid any confrontation and left rather expeditiously. Police were notified, but the weirdos disappeared before the sheriff arrived. Very uncomfortable scenario to say the least. The possibility of an armed confrontation at that time occurred to the three of us - the scary thing was that it unfolded so fast.....
 

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my co worker and I got our work truck shot at maybe four years ago. It was in the Bayview/Hunters Point area of San Francisco around 1AM. From what I saw two cars were chasing each other and shooting at one another. A few rounds hit our air compressor, diesel tank, tool chests, and our back window.

this is quite common throughout SF, but you don’t understand it’s gravity until you’re caught in it and can’t do much but ride the wave. My co worker was so shook up that he took a month off work, and bought a gun for the first time. Quite a humbling experience for both of us.
 

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While hunting. And I was dresses in hunters orange. Stupid Massachusetts moron thought he was The Great White hunter. Turns out he was Elmer Fudd.

State police in conjunction with Fish & Game caught him while trying to leave New Hampshire.

End result was that he had his hunting rights taken away from him in New Hampshire for life. There was little else they could do. I should have taken the cops advice and shot back claiming self defense, but I was too much a nice guy back then (some 50 years ago) to want to take a life from someone.

Must have been all those years in Catholic school and being an Altar Boy.
 

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I was 17 (1981) riding with my cousin at night in an airboat out frog gig'n in Holey Land (Everglades). We had the engine off when we heard people yelling in the distance then screaming followed by rapid fire gunshots. I hopped in the pilots seat and started that old Lycoming as fast as I could.

My cousin was facing towards the stern frantically pointing and screaming to the rear. The lights on another airboat were heading our way. It must have been our head start or sheer luck but we made it to the ramp unscathed or at least we thought. When we got back to my cousin's house and while cleaning the airboat we noticed three holes in the starboard rudder and a piece of the rear most tube on the prop cage also had a hole in it.

We told my uncle what had happened and he called the Metro-Dade Police and GFC who responded. We told them what had happened as well. The GFC officer told us we were probably lucky to be alive. During this time period the cocaine cowboys were well known for resolving their disputes in the Everglades hence that old saying "the Everglades is littered with shallow graves".

In 1983 while doing electrical work for the same uncle two of our service vans came under fire in Coconut Grove, I was a passenger in one of those vans. People sometimes ask me why I joined the Army requesting a Ranger contract then volunteered for drug interdiction. Miami was a dangerous place back then, ask any Native.

Not my experience but an old friend's. He, his wife and youngest daughter were leaving from dinner at Cracker Barrel on 45th St near I-95 in West Palm Beach. Heading East to 95's entrance ramp he sees two cars heading West on 45th. Brothers hanging out the windows shooting at each other. My friend who also carries but thought "ain't my fight not risking my wife and daughter" quickly checked his mirrors. He swung his big ole Super Duty in a way that would have made Rockford proud. Got home, checked his truck and found the passenger side taillight shot out. This occurred in late 2015, he'd had enough of South Florida and moved back to Virginia in early 2016.

I sh!t you not, he's not home in Roanoke for more than a week when fueling his truck two car loads of brothers come rolling down the road being chased by deputies. OK Corral at the gas station ensued and his driver's side mirror becomes a casualty. He called me and asked "where the phuq do I go to feel safe?".
 

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I had this a$$ hole pull a gun on me about 5months ago at a red light on my way home, he pointed it right at me and told me to stay out of the left lane and that I was a lane hog, he also said he would take me down.. it started; we just took off from the light I was in the left lane doing 75 in a 65 zone. I was planning on passing the vehicle in the right lane and getting over like you should do.. This dump a$$ came flying up in the right lane and cut over in front of me, almost hitting the vehicle in the right lane and clipping the front on my vehicle. He then drives about 85mph The highway goes for about 10 miles then another light, well guess who was waiting at the light.. I said what I needed to say and he pulled a gun on me and pointed my way. I just sat there and stared back, grab my phone and took some pictures of him. Here is a picture of the dumb a$$.. middle age white man, probably hates his life, married to some slob, works at a desk all-day, drives a Nissan Murano.. little does he know? That could of turned ugly real,quick! Luckily there was one responsible gun owner that day..




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I had this a$$ hole pull a gun on me about 5months ago at a red light on my way home, he pointed it right at me and told me to stay out of the left lane and that I was a lane hog, he also said he would take me down.. it started; we just took off from the light I was in the left lane doing 75 in a 65 zone. I was planning on passing the vehicle in the right lane and getting over like you should do.. This dump a$$ came flying up in the right lane and cut over in front of me, almost hitting the vehicle in the right lane and clipping the front on my vehicle. He then drives about 85mph The highway goes for about 10 miles then another light, well guess who was waiting at the light.. I said what I needed to say and he pulled a gun on me and pointed my way. I just sat there and stared back, grab my phone and took some pictures of him. Here is a picture of the dumb a$$.. middle age white man, probably hates his life, married to some slob, works at a desk all-day, drives a Nissan Murano.. little does he know? That could of turned ugly real,quick! Luckily there was one responsible gun owner that day..




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Good on you @dank for being the only one in this sad scenario to keep a cool head. It's too bad this didn't take place here in Florida where road rage is a felony. Road rage with a firearm is a guaranteed 10 years in our notorious and luxurious state prison system.
 

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I’ve had all 5 of my horses murdered.
I’ve had numerous viable death threats.
But I’ve never been shot at.
Uhh LeAnn it could be your unique ability to see forever through your spotting scope that's kept those inclined from taking a shot. It's the thought of being sent to fornever from a shot you never heard that strikes fear in many.
 

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Outside of being in the military and in a combat situation - have you ever otherwise been shot at? I have never had that terrrifying experience. I have been "swept" by careless individuals at my shooting range and was near an individual who had a negligent discharge that was close to me. Only other nerve wracking experience occurred when I and some friends were leaving our shooting range and we were approached by a couple of very crazed appearing individuals who were waving guns (not pointed at us) and hollering obscenities at us. We didn't know the crazies involved. We were able to avoid any confrontation and left rather expeditiously. Police were notified, but the weirdos disappeared before the sheriff arrived. Very uncomfortable scenario to say the least. The possibility of an armed confrontation at that time occurred to the three of us - the scary thing was that it unfolded so fast.....
I had an experience with a “free lance socialist” in Chicago back in 1972. It feels like getting hit with a sledgehammer and a blow torch at the same time. An experience to be avoided if at all possible.
 

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Outside the military, I've used, but never had to shoot.
First time was sitting at a red light in downtown Tampa, FL around 3am after leaving a 2nd job. Guy came running around to the drivers side of the car where he was met by the pointy end of my Para P-12. He quickly told me to have a nice night, then turned and ran. Good to know we were both scared at that point. I never reported this to police because I feared they'd accuse me of a crime.
Second time was when a guy was burglarizing my car. This is where I learned a very valuable lesson. My street was not well lit and when I came out of my house with my Sig P228, he had no idea I had a gun. Luckily, he ran away and I wasn't about to pull a Zimmerman. I was no longer on the defensive.
Shortly after that, I picked up a tactical Sig 226 with light and laser.
 
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