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Old 05-01-2013, 02:08 PM   #85
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Happens to me all the time. It's always a carload of hot chicks. I promptly find the nearest Motel, pull in and get a room.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:45 PM   #86
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It's never happened to me. Which is a shame. The only car chases I've been in we're on a race track. I'd love to have to lose some reprobate on the street. It would be much cheaper than a race weekend.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:49 PM   #87
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It's never happened to me. Which is a shame. The only car chases I've been in we're on a race track. I'd love to have to lose some reprobate on the street. It would be much cheaper than a race weekend.
unless the po po got involved!
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:13 PM   #88
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unless the po po got involved!
Hopefully running away from someone with bad intent would be justifiable in the eyes of the law!
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:28 PM   #89
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One time I had a guy in an older Maxima have some serious road rage on me.

I was in the right lane, and the Maxima was in the left lane stuck behind a Crown Vic going about 5 under the speed limit. So I figured I'd help this guy out and slow down so he could get in front of me to go around the Vic. I slow down and he doesn't budge. So I'm like okay.. So I speed up and the Maxima whips out behind the Vic and starts tailgating me so close that I coudn't see his headlights (keep in mind I'm doing 50 in a 45 right now) so I change lanes to let this guy go around me since he's obviously in a hurry, and he follows me into the other lane still right on top of me. So I turn on my lights real quick to make it look like I was braking to tell the guy to knock it off, and he flies out from behind me and takes off.

I still don't know what I did that pissed him off..
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:51 PM   #90
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You existed and, to make matters worse, in a car far superior to his.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:09 PM   #91
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OP, I bet he was just getting cell phone video of your car. Calm down.
I've been telling you guys we're famous. Red carpet events, autograph requests, cameras in our faces, celebrity perks, and one day our likeness will be on a Pez candy dispenser.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:43 PM   #92
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Stop at a red light and just sit there. Let the light keep cycling through. Either he will get bored and leave, or try to get out. If he gets out, take off.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:10 PM   #93
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Please don't confuse prepared with scared. I grew up in Miami and now live in Tampa. I know what a bad area is first hand...

The neighborhood where my house is in quite a nice area.

Trust me I carry by choice. Not fear.


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I understand as men, it's uncollected to admit fear. But it is impossible to be prepared for all eventualities in life so we prepare for what we fear is most likely. What I find interesting about this thread is the fear of crazies with guns as opposed to actual criminal intent. And because seemingly anyone can carry a gun, one needs to carry a gun to be prepared. So whether we wish to admit it, fear is a factor. Which is fine as fear is an evolutionary tool that has allowed humans to not just survive, but prosper. I had a gun fear myself. When my first kid was born, my guns were gone. I simply feared for her life with a gun in the house more than I feared a home invasion. They happen, so I should be prepared. I just chose a different method of preparation.

In any case, I am not arguing with your choice not judging you for it. Your situation is your own and you need to do what's right for you. I respect that. I'm just glad I live in a society where I don't feel I have to make the sane choice.

Interestingly, as an aside. I have travelled through much if the US, on my own late at night and sometimes mistakenly in questionable areas, yet the place I felt the most in danger was London England after the pubs closed down and the yobs hit the streets fuelled with alcohol, Red Bull and testosterone. Oddly I don't think a gun would have made me any more comfortable.

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Old 05-04-2013, 10:21 PM   #94
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Oh, and a quick aside. When I was 17 and on a date I was chased and blocked in by 4 guys who got out of their car carrying bats. Hit reverse, spin the car up on someone's lawn and took off for a local donut shop where the cops hung out. They didn't follow. A week later I encountered them again. This time they blocked my parked car tight. One guy comes over to my window, and when I roll it down to negotiate my way out grabs me by the throat. Rolled the window up on his arm, rammed his buddies in the car, dragging him along. Rolled the window down, did a 360 and lined him up. Girls' screaming brought me to my senses and I left. Never saw him, his buddies or the car again nor learned what their problem was. Most of the witnesses knew me by my car and somehow magically did not witness a thing when asked. My buddy who worked at Maaco did see the car some time later and left them a present that would "make itself known sometime later". He never told me what that actually was. ;-)
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:29 PM   #95
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I've never followed somebody off of a highway... That's creepy.

BUT, I do pace people in the left lane. I don't want to drive like a jerk so I wait for the guy that is willing to run people out of the left lane and just follow them about 3-4 car lengths back.

I have been paced before too, but I know that trick so I slow down until they pass. Some people just want to follow you so you get a speeding ticket and they don't.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:28 AM   #96
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I call it like I see it. I have never even come close to feeling the need to carry a gun. I grew up with guns, spent many a night re-loading shotgun shells and rounds for our pistols and rifles. I currently own the choice guns that my father owned. I enjoy shooting and have many friends that hunt. I stand by what I said because I do not feel the need to carry a weapon, and wish more did not feel this burden...and don't assume that just because someone is not packing that they are helpless. Bad, bad move.

There is but one correct answer as to how to deal with the situation that was the initial topic of this thread....get in touch with the authorities. If you can't do that, stay in a public area, or as a final response, pray you have gone to school and / or practiced enough to loose the guy with your driving skills. Yes, I get that you could break down in am isolated area and the guy in the other car could have a gun and intend to kill you, and I hope that never happens to anyone. I promise you it is nothing that I would ever worry about. Many things need our attention than that.

Let's all just stick to our love of this fine car built by Chevrolet on this forum, and since I did not actually do that, I appologize.
No problem. I misinterpretted your comment. That said having my M&P in such a situation would be preferable than not. As I said I rarely carry and even if I happened to be my choices in order I'd lose them real fast, dial 911, go to a truck stop or something similiar.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:55 PM   #97
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I was being followed by a tinted out old caddy. Couldn't even see inside. I made three right turns in a row to make sure I wasent crazy and verified that I was being chased. Got to my drive way and pulled up. He just sat at the end of my drive till I got out and walked at him. Then he simply drove on. Never saw that car again.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:36 PM   #98
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The only ones that follow me are the local police on the way to Target or Wal-Mart on week ends. Once they see me park in the back of the lot and an old guy get out with graying hair, they leave...
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