True story, happened to a co-worker of mine. We'll call him "E" for anonyminity. It was about 7PM, so the sun had set and it was getting dark. E had just pulled up to a buddy's apartment and was getting out of his car. Being a lefty, he carries at his 8 o'clock. As he was getting out of the vehicle, he had one bag of groceries in each hand. He was intending to transfer both bags to his right hand, but before he had a chance to do so, he noticed something out of his peripheral vision. At his 7 o'clock (blind spot), a man had walked up to him quickly and unnoticed. Poor SA on his (E's) part, he points out. He turned towards the man, who stopped about 5 feet from him, gun drawn and pointing at E (from the hip.) "This is a robbery. Give me your wallet." E thought for a second and decided to drop the groceries and draw. (Later he noted that a wallet is easily replaceable and if the same exact situation rose again he'd probably just hand it over.) So. He dropped the groceries and acted like he was reaching for his wallet, but instead drew on the thief. The thief turned and ran about 15 feet, then turned back towards E. At this point E says time slowed down, he got tunnel vision, and his hearing went away. He saw two (muzzle) flashes. He returned fire, 5 shots from his new Colt Defender. E was not hit. 4 of E's 5 shots are accounted for. With 3 of them he killed a brand-new, just installed air conditioner in the building behind the thief. (Apartment complex apparently not seeking restitution as they are pleased he chased an armed robber away.) The final shot may or may not have hit the criminal. He says as he fired the last shot, the criminal turned around in a funny, fast way and ran. No blood was found. Criminal still at large. Cops say it was a good shoot. Apartment complex happy. E still a little shaken up. Anyway. Just thought I'd share.