Originally Posted by SorrelHorse
If that doesn't work, I'm going to pretend to get everything under control and nonchalantly take out my pistol and put a shot in it.
If they don't get the hint at that point, it's their own damn fault.
Personally, I never carry a defensive firearm that isn't loaded and in its appropriate condition of readiness. Since I carry Glocks and revolvers, all I need to do to fire is press the trigger back.
If my pistol comes out of the holster, it's not to make a statement or a threat. It's because it's business time and my attacker is going to get shot the moment I clear leather. Once I reach that point, my attacker is going to have to be damned quick to disengage before he gets shot.