Me and my wife enjoy taking our two dogs for an evening walk after dinner. Both our dogs are what I consider small dogs at about 25 pounds each. One is a Bichon and the other is an American Eskimo/Spitz, both are neutered. When we walk the dogs she talks one and I take the other. We use these retractable leases that let the dogs go about 20 feet from us. They sniff and pee on everything. In our neighborhood we walked down to the cul-de-sac at the end of our street, I was on the side walk and my wife was walking on the middle of the road. There is normally no traffic on our street. When I came around the corner I did not notice but out neighbor was watering her potted plants in front of her house and I startled her a little. I said something like “...sorry did not mean to scare you..”, she replied “No it was me I just go surprised..” I did not think anything more about this and I headed to the street to join my wife and head to a small field everyone takes their dogs to. As I reached the road I heard the woman screaming and yelling something. I turned and saw a gray pit bull running as fast at it could towards my wife. It happened in a split second without warning. The woman came running after the dog but the dog was just too fast. The dog ran over the dog my wife had, our dog was on its back and the gray dog had its mouth on our now pinned dog’s chest. The dog then ran to the dog I had and ran over it over too. I pulled my Glock 43 out and started screaming at this gray dog to not touch my dogs leave them alone. I was trying to pull my dog back toward me with the retractable lease. The gray dog was now circling us and taking ‘runs’ at each dog, running it over each time sometimes placing its mouth on my dog. The gray dog was so fast there was no was I could have possible got a shot off. My wife froze is fear. I had my gun trying to get a clear shot at the dog with my right hand and the leash in my left hand. Me and my wife had about 20 feet between us. At this point I thought at least one of my dogs was seriously injured but I did not see any blood yet. The gray dog was so fast I had no chance of a shot. The gray dog was attacking my pets not me or my wife. Nonetheless, I felt I was in danger from this animal and was prepared to use my G43 if it came down to it. Eventually the woman some how gets the dog to get away from us and she gets it back in the house. I reholster my G43 and we run across the street and start checking our dogs for blood and wounds. They were shaken up but had no visible wounds. The woman approaches us to check on our dogs. She offers to any vet bills if the dogs were injured, thank god they were not. She told us the 100 pound plus pit bull pushed open the door when she went back into her house and apologized for what happened. We decide it is time to get back home and check the dogs again at home. We check them again and no blood or wounds. I asked my wife if we should call the police and she recommended not to. I normally carry the Glock 43 and use Hornady Critical Duty +P 135gr loads. I have a hybrid holster from Theis Holster and keep it on my strong side at about 4 o’clock. We now will only walk the dogs with normal 6 foot leashes so we can maintain better control of our dogs. So, what would of happened if I had to kill this gray dog to protect myself and my pets? What would have you done differently?