I think it's necessary to close this one guys.
Why? Because it's utterly inconceivable
that any responsible
firearm owner would shoot at someone without being completely sure. To even consider this goes against the very mission statement of TFL, i.e.,
Welcome to The Firing Line, a virtual community dedicated to the discussion and advancement of responsible firearms ownership.
That may sound harsh, Bill, but from your post, I gather you're new to defensive tactics, and it has to be said. Everyone's got to start somewhere, and you've taken a good first step by asking questions here.
But, I strongly urge.... hell no, I'm begging
you to take that course, before you experience tragedy so horrible it can't be described.
To the rest of you folks, thanks for the sound and civil advice. Replies like that are what makes TFL special