I'm just glad it all worked out for you! And happy your able to spend more time with your family.Mattb said:Hi, I am Matt Bzura, and I was the one with a knife against my throat 2 night ago. I have never pulled my weapon on anyone, and I know that if/when the day came to draw it that I would be willing to use it.
It was a split second incident & as soon as the guy's hand rose & I felt metal on my neck I took a step back as I drew my Glock 23 from my in-the-pants front holster & had the barrel aimed at his chest as my foot his the ground behind me.
Honestly, I'm very happy I didn't have to shoot the guy, but I would have if he made another move. I had my eyes on the other 2 punks looking for an ambush or another weapon & the only thing that happened was the guy with the knife said, "oh ****" and they all ran...really fast.
My adrenaline didn't kick in til a few minutes later, and I'm glad I kept my cool through the ordeal, but last night after working a 13 hour day I really got hit hard by the whole situation. Quite frankly I'm a mess today & I'm taking today & tomorrow off from work to regain my composure. That 2 second interaction outside of the store keeps playing over & over in my head with different scenarios happening...some very bad. I'm glad I didn't have to shoot the SOB, but I was prepared to protect myself so I could live another day with my wife & daughter & friends & family.
Thanks for listening. In all the years I've had a conceal carry permit this is the first time I've ever had to draw my weapon, and hopefully the last. It's just good to know that I have the right to carry & protect myself when need be.
I did not look down the sights that night because the muzzle was within 3 feet of his chest. My point about the keltec was that I never felt comfortable drawing it with confidence, combined with the fact I've had many jams & misfires with it at the range. I felt it unsafe as a conceal carry weapon for me...everyone is different. The Glock 23 I own was right there when I needed it, and like I said in an earlier post, I have big hands, so it slipped out of my holster perfectly, and it was in my control 100% of the time without having to fumble to get my fat finger through the trigger guard.Way to keep it cool Matt and come out on top. You mentioned that the sights on your kel-tech weren't very good, do you happen to remember whether you looked down the sights or not during your confrontation? Also don't let your guard down, they may come back with something more than a knife in retaliation, so keep your head on a swivel and stay ready.