Ok, in 1972 I was jumped in my yard by two thugs trying to steal the Thunderbird I have mentioned in another thread.
It was 2 AM, and I was coming home from a date, I did not see them hiding behind the car as I pulled up along side of it..
When I got out of mine I was attacked from the front and rear, this is our private parking lot in our own yard.
The guy in front had a jack handle and had it raised above his head as to strike me coming forward.
There was about five feet between us at first, I instinctively backed up going for my Smith mod 39 in the process.
As the pistol came out I was grabbed from behind in a bear hug by a real big guy around my arms.
I brought the pistol up from the elbow and at around two feet distance fired at the guy with the handle just as he just started the downward swing.
The round caught him in the left eye socket and blew out the sinus structure along side the eye socket.
He went right down, like dropping a rock from your hand.
The guy behind shifted quickly to a choke hold, I put the 39 beside me and swung around best I could, twisting my neck in the move,
as the pistol came to bear I fired two rounds midsection, he let go and went down.
When I went in to call the police, my mother came down from her bedroom which was on the side of the parking lot, the gunfire woke her up.
The windows were open, being summertime.
She almost had a heart attack when she saw me, I was covered in blood, It was all over my suite, white shirt and tie, plus my face was covered with it.
No, I was not drinking, I do not, I probably would be dead or a vegetable today had I been slowed down by booze.
Yes I did and do have a CCW.
I was charged, court case was hell.
Finding, Justified, self defense.
There was another time eight years prior, five PR's against me alone on a country road, three ran away.
Since then, I NEVER leave my home unarmed.