If you live in the hood and you don’t have a gun you’re risking everything. Odds are if you have followed my rules you should be fine and never have to use it. If you present yourself as having nothing you should be fine. Typically people rob people like drug dealers because they have drugs and cash. They get robbed a ton.
Really its all about functionality versus cost. Its great if you have a concealed weapons permit and can carry a small pistol. Its great if you can afford all that. At the very least it will give you peace of mind.
In order to be robbed you must have something someone wants. If you’re in dirty work clothes you clearly have nothing anyone wants. They would assume you are as broke as them. Typically people need a very specific goal. I.e. so and so has 8lbs of marijuana an a few thousand in cash. That would make so and so a great target. They know exactly what he has, the risk/reward chart is super clear. They are incredibly unlikely to look at you and say oh he might have 1-50 dollars on him, might, and some maxed out credit cards, well Im gonna rob him anyways. That’s pretty much not going to happen. It can though if someone is desperate enough.
As far as gun choices its all about cost and functionality. There’s a movie and in it a guy who is a very serious gun enthusiast and he’s picked out the best gun through an obvious ton of research and he gloats and makes fun of everyone else’s weapons. He gets a gun drawn on him, some compact little foreign piece of crap, and talks some trash about it and draws his own gun. And talks about how great that is. Then the character with the crappy gun just shoots him a few times and he dies. By the crappy gun.
Point of the story is that it just has to shoot a bullet. A cheap 150 dollar used 9mm that works fine and an expensive 1200 dollar brand new .45 work the same. It’s just whoever shoots the other person first. It’s not warfare. It’s not long drawn out battles in which things like long range and long term use make a massive difference. It’s literally shooting someone at a very close range and getting away. People who don’t engage in combat don’t realize that the small nuances of a gun that make it special typically don’t matter. It’s about luck, speed, and the user’s proficiency. Something that draws quick, reliable, and 9mm or bigger…its very simple.
For everything else its all about small AR’s. The m4, the ar15, the ak47, the M1 carbine, etc. Short light and a good bullet. Solid weapons for every occasion and large magazine size. Very simple. Its very easy to get lost in the world of gun preferences. You can do research day and night. Its not going to save you if you don’t hear someone sneak up on you and shoot you in the back. The only thing that will save you is awareness and speed. Even then you face the legal issues of using a gun. If you got a little over zealous you’re quite fucked. It’s a last resort thing. You just have to try to pay attention to the situation.
You, being white, will be confronted in the hood by gentlemen and ladies of other backgrounds in the attempt of frightening or threatening you. Remember, these attacks are always unfounded and without basis. They cannot be “reasoned” out of. I put that in quotes because your logic and reason can get you out of the situation.
There are two situations. Ones can walk away from and ones you can’t. Don’t draw your firearm unless you have to. Sometimes people are just fucking around and want to get a reaction of you. This would constitute 99% of confrontations. Don’t ignore them either. Typically confidently saying something like “You alright?” puts them in an awkward position. You aren’t acting intimidating by them nor are on an opposing side. Something like that puts you on their side in a way. Like maybe they want to talk about something. You can also say something like, “Hey, whats up?” to their “Yo white bitch” comment and act like they didn’t hear you and that can diffuse the situation. You can also continue to have responses that don’t make sense. Troll them. Tell them what time it is. What you choose to do or say is very situational. The goal is to keep moving.
Situations in which you can’t walk away from are obvious. They aren’t going to keep distance or they aren’t going to stay seated. They are physically moving towards you or are already in your face. In every state you’re allowed to defend yourself. Defending yourself has multiple pros and cons. The biggest pro is the obvious one that you would be dead without having done it. The biggest con is that cops simply don’t care who started the fight and you catch a case and/or sentence. A lesser pro is that people won’t mess with you anymore. A lesser con is now you’re caught up in a familial war. Unintelligent people looking for fights with strangers on the street typically come from unintelligent families who are looking for fights wherever.
Tips for fighting. One, you should never be fighting bare handed. If you don’t have any sort of weapon at all you’re stupid and dead. Two, if you have a gun shoot and run and shoot and run. Don’t think you’re in any sort of protected area or that gun is going to defend you from being shot yourself. The intention is not to kill but to get away. If you must kill aim for center of mass and double tap. You should know this. If you’re fighting with a knife or knuckles the goal is to wound your enemy to the point where he needs to seek medical help or die. A large gut spilling slice, a solid neck hit, a femoral artery slash etc. Don’t be stingy and get deep. The human body is made to be attacked it puts everything deep. Knuckles, while considered a concealed weapon that you need a permit for, are great for totally disorienting head hits. Be aware though people who fight a lot are good at dodging punches. If you miss or he has lots of friends you probably brought the wrong weapon. A 9mm or larger with 8 or more rounds is ideal.
Always legally carry. Get the concealed weapons permit. If you ever have to use it and you’re a legal gun owner and they are not the world will have been happy to see them die and you win. Good vs. evil. If you don’t legally carry its evil vs. evil and you lived.