No doubt going outside to confront the guy was a mistake. That's only the beginning though. That's not even the biggest fail. That's really trivial in this case.
The biggest problem? Obviously he was not prepared to handle a situation where he is confronted on the street through no fault of his own either. Even with all the advantages, knowing there's a bad guy, having time to approach him, having time to get the weapon deployed at his leisure, he still managed to get into a struggle for the weapon he ultimately lost control of and got shot with.
If he can't prevail with a firearm in this situation, no way he'd be able to prevail trying to defend himself if caught by surprise.
He either got way too close, wasn't prepared to actually fire the weapon at a real live person, thought the gun was a magic talisman that hypnotizes bad guys into compliance or all of the above.
Last edited by steveksux; 02-05-2012 at 18:50..