IMO, this story was a royal fluke. In other words, this couple is darn lucky that the would-be robber was a first rate IDIOT.
The fact that a firearm could be “passed” to the husband during the robbery, is definitely A-TYPICAL to say the least!
Having said that, here are a few observations:
Never let your Guard down! Even in your own home or driveway!
NEVER get out of your car during a robbery, if possible.
If you carry concealed, carry on your PERSON 24/7, No Exceptions.
If you carry a handgun in your vehicle, have it reasonably accessible so you can draw and shoot quickly
You are sitting in a 2 ton weapon. If possible use it! It trumps a measly handgun any day of the week plus Sundays.
I often harp on the fact that Armed Citizens neglect their “Vehicle Fighting Skills” way too much.
Being that we spend the majority of our time in our vehicles, the probability is always high something will happen while we are in them.
If you don’t have the means to practice live fire in a vehicle, at least take some time practicing how best to access your gun from your holster while seated in your vehicle (with your seat belt on) and accessing the gun from a hidden area in the car (like the center console or under the seat). Work on it and Tweak it until it is smooth and relatively quick.