Sort of from another thread, but an interested twist here: What if: You are approached by two individuals who are extremely hostile and aggressive They make it perfectly clear that they are going to do "great harm" to yourself and you feel immanent danger. You do not see a weapon, but the two individuals are approaching you quickly. You do you pull your weapon or not... If you don't: You proceed with a overwhelming hand to hand combat were in which you could lose control over your firearm... If you do, but do not fire: You have shown a deadly weapon to the two individuals and may move into a life struggle with overwhelming manpower with your own firearm. If you do and fire: Have to stand tall and prove that you had 3 seconds (or less) to make a "potential" life and death decision!