Risk mitigation is your friend and your first line of defense; Situation awareness your second and the firearm should be your last.
Start off by not going to that dangerous area...park in well lit areas at night; if you are really paranoid don't have a routine that someone can set a watch to.
Wherever you do go watch your environment; try to get out before it turns into a SD Scenario once you notice something is not right/threat is imminent
If you cannot get out then defend yourself.
Last edited by Frank Ettin; October 15, 2012 at 12:50 AM.
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