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My 1st ever time almost hitting 911 and pulling my gun

UberLyftFlexWhatever

Well-Known Member
It happened in Jacksonville Florida, 8pm ish. The young man gets in back and asks me if I have a cash card. I ask, " What is a cash card?" He then said a thing to get cash. I said, " Oh a debit card". He then said yeah and I told him nope, I only have savings(Total lie). Then he asks about people who pay with cash which was another odd question since he should already know how Uber/Lyft pays. His questions just continued to seem like he was sizing me up. He then started talking about needing to get money to send to his baby mama. I told him that Walmart has moneygram and it is instant, very low fee etc. He said he didn't have money to send. Then I happen to look at his drop off and it is an an area I never accept rides from at night. I subtlely opened up my 911 emergency button on my phone, unholster my 357 and lay it under my left thigh ready to at least get one shot off if something happened. Then he gets a call, says something real quiet like " Nah man, Im gonna stop now, ill hit you up after". He then says I can drop him off where we were, still a good few miles from his destination. Needless to say, I was freaked out but surprised how calm I was. I honestly think this kid was trying to see if I was worth robbing. If we denied every ride without a photo or being the named person, there would be no rides. People like this kid are why many, many drivers I know refuse any ride from particular zip codes. Have a Merry safe Christmas everyone and be careful out there.
This uber driver pulled a gun on a pax in Denver that made him feel unsafe.
That’s a prison jump suit he’s wearing.
He thought he was within his rights
He’s still incarcerated

Does he look happy?
Does he look like he wished he never had the piece in the vehicle?
Does he look like he knows his life has changed 4Ever?

 

R1d1qls

Member
Are you left handed? If not, you would be in for a big surprise if you try to aim back with your right hand. Also, you most likely would either loose grip on the gun or break your wrist. I would suggest something lighter and easier to handle in close quarters and a lot of practice shooting with your left hand. Also, that 357 would basically be similar to a concussion grenade inside your car.
 

EphLux

Active Member
It happened in Jacksonville Florida, 8pm ish. The young man gets in back and asks me if I have a cash card. I ask, " What is a cash card?" He then said a thing to get cash. I said, " Oh a debit card". He then said yeah and I told him nope, I only have savings(Total lie). Then he asks about people who pay with cash which was another odd question since he should already know how Uber/Lyft pays. His questions just continued to seem like he was sizing me up. He then started talking about needing to get money to send to his baby mama. I told him that Walmart has moneygram and it is instant, very low fee etc. He said he didn't have money to send. Then I happen to look at his drop off and it is an an area I never accept rides from at night. I subtlely opened up my 911 emergency button on my phone, unholster my 357 and lay it under my left thigh ready to at least get one shot off if something happened. Then he gets a call, says something real quiet like " Nah man, Im gonna stop now, ill hit you up after". He then says I can drop him off where we were, still a good few miles from his destination. Needless to say, I was freaked out but surprised how calm I was. I honestly think this kid was trying to see if I was worth robbing. If we denied every ride without a photo or being the named person, there would be no rides. People like this kid are why many, many drivers I know refuse any ride from particular zip codes. Have a Merry safe Christmas everyone and be careful out there.
We will be reading about you in the news. You are not cut out for this job. You cannot read people and situations. You're going to end up shooting someone. The prosecutor for your murder trial will use this post of your predilection for being a trigger happy ride shre driver. My advice: delete this post. Leave your 357 in the safe. Better yet, sell it.
 

Bbonez

Well-Known Member
The prosecutor for your murder trial will use this post of your predilection for being a trigger happy ride shre driver. My advice: delete this post. Leave your 357 in the safe. Better yet, sell it.
Yeah, sell it, cheap. I'll give you $100. I would rather have a prosecutor read this in a trial than have something else read at my eulogy.
 

EphLux

Active Member
If someone is robbing you with a gun, just give up the Goddam wallet and be as friendly about it as possible. Or go to the atm and give him money. set up a go fund me or talk to your bank and get your money back. That .357 is going to ruin your life, bro.

Yeah, sell it, cheap. I'll give you $100. I would rather have a prosecutor read this in a trial than have something else read at my eulogy.
Nobody is going to kill you while robbing you unless make sudden moves or you try to act like @@@@ing John Wayne. A buddy of mine lost his life making a quick move to hand gunman his wallet, gunman interpreted as reaching for a weapon.
 

Bbonez

Well-Known Member
If someone is robbing you with a gun, just give up the Goddam wallet and be as friendly about it as possible. Or go to the atm and give him money. set up a go fund me or talk to your bank and get your money back. That .357 is going to ruin your life, bro.
No, what will ruin your life is not having a weapon when you need it. I can see EphLux now, goes to ATM withdrawals all his money gives to man with a gun then gets shot (nobody wants witnesses to armed robbery). But you do you, and we will continue to protect ourselves.

Nobody is going to kill you while robbing you unless make sudden moves or you try to act like @@@@ing John Wayne. A buddy of mine lost his life making a quick move to hand gunman his wallet, gunman interpreted as reaching for a weapon.
You say:
Nobody is gonna kill you during a robbery....my friend died in robbery.

You are a fast learner
 

EphLux

Active Member
No, what will ruin your life is not having a weapon when you need it. I can see EphLux now, goes to ATM withdrawals all his money gives to man with a gun then gets shot (nobody wants witnesses to armed robbery). But you do you, and we will continue to protect ourselves.



You say:
Nobody is gonna kill you during a robbery....my friend died in robbery.

You are a fast learner
If you are an Uber driver packing heat, you are most definitely living in a fantasy world. I truly feel sorry for any smuck who has so little street skills that he cannot diffuse an armed robbery by simply coughing up the wallet, saying a "God bless you my brother". You get killed in a street robbery for not having empathy. If you kill the street robber, you will be facing tens to hundreds of thousands in legal fees to remain out of jail. This idiot pulled out his 357 based on some simple questions. Likely he was merely nervous. Learn to control your fear or get the @@@@ out of this gig.
 

Bbonez

Well-Known Member
As far as the courts are concerned, he’s the criminal
Now that's nonsense, most courts have a high lever of respect for the constitution and believe "innocent until proven guilty ".

What about my post did you find nonsensical?

If he had ccw safe, his bail would be posted and he would be at home.

If you are an Uber driver packing heat, you are most definitely living in a fantasy world. I truly feel sorry for any smuck who has so little street skills that he cannot diffuse an armed robbery by simply coughing up the wallet, saying a "God bless you my brother".
I believe you are the one in a fantasy world, you think you have the chops to talk your way out of being murdered by a psychotic meth head. I would rather even the odds up and have a weapon.
 

Bbonez

Well-Known Member
just go back to your Mortal Kombat and binge browsing of GlockTalk
I don't have a Mortal Combat to go back to & I have never heard of GlockTalk. Probably because I only have 1 Glock and dont like it that much. I prefer my Smith and Wessons.
 

steveK2016

Well-Known Member
Maybe not, it is better than nothing, and it is so easy to conceal.
I said something like that to my gunsmith and he said "22 caliber has killed more people than any other caliber. And that mini-mag load is nasty - it has a lot in common with the .380 caliber in ballistic gelatin, especially the hollow point premium ammo you use. It it not effective for ranges of more than 6 feet - but if you are that far away you shouldn't be shooting, you should be running."
Or, as my mom once said "it's not the caliber, its the placement -- the first one to get a round into their opponents left eye is the winner." She was an outstanding shot.
I'm not saying the guy aint gonna die, eventually, the concern is how quickly they'll die. Quick enough to save your life? Maybe if you had 30 rounds to punch enough holes in them as fast as possible but 5 rounds? Whens the last time you were at the range? Whens the last time you did draw fire from conceal? Whens the last time you did confined firing? Whens the last time youge done off hand shooting, in confined space?

Youre only ever 70% of how good you were at the range at any given time ..worse as time goes on . having a higher caliber with some stopping power will give you more leeway.
 

UberLyftFlexWhatever

Well-Known Member
I like this guy, he has lots of YouTube weapon videos.
A retired English teacher (good communication skills)
With a compound in Tennessee
and he knows, and will teach u everything about weapons.
He’s also a crack-shot

 

JTTwentySeven

Well-Known Member
You should know as a driver, guns are not allowed on you. That makes other pax feel unsafe! What is wrong with you? You should be banned from the platform. That is a very stupid move. What if someone got a hold of your gun? Uber should ban you!! If you're still reading this, I'm only messing around. Good for you, you made us proud. The only thing I'll disagree on is that maga hoodie in your picture, otherwise good job getting ready to defend yourself.
 

UberLyftFlexWhatever

Well-Known Member
You should know as a driver, guns are not allowed on you. That makes other pax feel unsafe! What is wrong with you? You should be banned from the platform. That is a very stupid move. What if someone got a hold of your gun? Uber should ban you!! If you're still reading this, I'm only messing around. Good for you, you made us proud. The only thing I'll disagree on is that maga hoodie in your picture, otherwise good job getting ready to defend yourself.
However Seriously,
If YOU NEED a weapon to feel safe while driving uber & lyft’s clients.....
...YOU’RE in the wrong business.

That’s coming from a NYC u/l driver who is neither big nor tough.
 
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mch

Member
I dont bring a wallet when I drive. I hide my debit card in one of those emergency saftey kits in my cargo area w the spare tire and I keep my drivers lic w my ins and registration. I also make sure I have $30-$40 cash in my console. The cash serves two purposes. 1) tolls, 2) in case I get robbed, I can tell whoever that I don't bring my wallet with me in case I get robbed and that all I have is $40 in the console for tolls and food.

I also keep a stun gun and pepper spray on me. That's more for any situation that should arise where someone is mad/drunk/high/crazy enough to attack me. I can handle myself and don't scare easy but Im not interested in getting an assault charge. The stun gun is to give me time to get out of the car and then pepper spray is in case whoever is in the car decides to follow me. If some sh*t goes down in my car and turns physical I'm outta there. Maybe back in the day when I was younger I would have effed someone up (or attempted to lol) for trying me but not anymore. I know of a guy who did 3 years because a guy started swinging at him in front of a bar and he clocked the dude, and the dude hit his head on the curb and died. It wasn't an Uber situation, just a standard bar fight but still.

Having said all that Im still only under 200 rides but I haven't been in any type of situation yet where I've felt even remotely unsafe. I've picked up some rough looking characters but they were just trying to get from point A to point B and I never felt like I was being sized up.
 

BikingBob

Well-Known Member
I carry $200 in cash and no cards with me. I fill up ahead of time before going out. I'll gladly get shaken down for $200 if I live.

But if you had shot him in the face, would you have tried for a cleaning fee? Bodily fluids pay the most!
 
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