|View of the IDPA stage discussed.|
Could I defend myself and my spouse, or myself and my kids?
Saturday, at the Ol' Backwoods Gun Club's monthly IDPA match, we simulated this very situation.
I had to stand on the driver's side next to the gas cap, and pretend I was putting gas in.
At the beep, I drew my pistol, shot two (simulated) bad guys (right rear) while backing up toward the driver's side door. Then, I rotated left, took a knee on the driver's seat, shot 2 bad guys on the left side through the side door (while missing the no-shoot). Next, I shot through the rear window (glass had been removed for safety), between the front seats, at two bad guys, while being aware of the (simulated) child in the back seat.
I did not hit the child.
I got all the bad guys except one, and I think if it had been a real situation, I think I would have got him.
It was a real heart-pounding stage, especially with the van in the scenario, which made it feel almost real.
It's been giving me a lot of pause since to think about how I carry concealed, why I carry, and what I would do in certain situations. I've filled up my vehicle 3 times since shooting the scenario, and each time, I've imagined the scenario played out at the particular gas station where I happened to be.
Perhaps that's part of what precipitated the post earlier today.