but no gunfight occurred.
There was a gun fight. In a knife fight, do both knives have to stab or cut in order for a knife fight to occur? No
Just because only one person had the skill, calmness, and diligence to employ his firearm at hand doesn't negate it was a gun fight. The thugs were caught off guard and were never mentally or physically able to employ their firearm. If it is me I don't want to exchange gunfire in a gun fight. I want him to hear nothing before rounds start impacting their head, torso, whatever I hit.