pull a gun

pull a gun on (one)

To draw a gun and threaten one with it. The mugger pulled a gun on me and told me to give him all my money. If you pull a gun on someone, you had better be prepared to use it.
See also: gun, on, pull
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

pull a gun (on someone)

 and pull a knife (on someone)
to bring out a gun or knife suddenly so that it is ready for use against someone. I screamed when the mugger pulled a knife on me. The police shot the thief when he pulled a gun.
See also: gun, pull
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A store employee, retired New York firefighter Richie Chapman, saw Williams start to pull a gun from underneath his sweatshirt, so he quickly drew his own gun and fired, striking Williams in the shoulder.