This is the most interesting post for me because it is clear Morean knows what he is talking about. I do not have any military training, but I know self defense. Anyone who thinks they are strong (invincible) because they are tall or because they are strong or because they have a gun should come to NYC. You will be dead in a year. It's easy to feel the need for a shotgun for your drive from Waco to Dallas, and I can understand the sense of security (and power) you feel. But, there's no real danger when you are driving your truck. What would you do if you rode a NYC subway and you walk around the corner, someone grabs you and you feel the cold steel of a straight-edge razor on your neck (me, June 2000 - Queens, NY). Where's your gun? Is it loaded in your hand? Of course not...it's as worthless as tits on a bull. Guns are important...but when it comes to self defense, guns are for pussies! Proper self-defense training is the only thing that is going to save your ass in a real bad situation.
[quote=Soothsayer] [quote=BioFreeze] Liar. [/quote] Let me be clear on something. Me: 6’3", 210#, used to participate in what they called “smokers” around where I grew up, former Army Ranger/Pathfinder, regularly work out at a gym–not show up, but actually work out. This guy: Maybe 5’10", sleeve tatt on one arm, maybe 160#, no discernable muscle definition anywhere on his body. My point is, it was light duty. Mostly, I wanted the guy to quit tailgating me, honking, and whatever else on a very busy stretch of state highway. I was very surprised when he wanted a physical confrontation. I guess he figured I was old and in a suit, and that he could intimidate me. He wasn’t expecting to get face-planted into the asphalt in less than 10 seconds. [/quote]
Why would a Ranger use a chicken-wing to put someone down? What was your class number? Did you graduate in the 80’s?
Also, seems odd that you were that aggressive about tailgating given your training.