The other day I was sitting at the puter while the wife was running bath for the kids. The doorbell rang. I walked up looked out and did not recognize the person. I unlocked the door opened it slightly and stuck my head out. (they were 2 WM, late teens-early 20's-baggy clothes) As soon as I peered out one said smiling "Hi cousin Jeff; Uncle Ted dropped us off and is going to the store." I slammed the door immediately and locked it bc I did not know these guys. As I left the door I went to the bedroom to get the ol pistol in case these guys felt the need to hang around. As I did I saw them walk along side my unit and towards the back. I walked back to the LR and saw these guys hanging out at my nieghbor's back door(we live in condos thus the close proximity). I was just about to walk out and confront them when she emerged(the nieghbor). I watched closely with my pistol in my hand. I waited to see what was going on. I saw one guy reach to his pocket and pull out a sheet of paper. They talked for a minute and then left the nieghborhood. After they left I went to her door to find out what was going on. As it turned out they were selling magazine subscriptions where they can win a trip. These groups have been here before as they are usually college kids and Yes I was a victim of this scam once which is why we do not buy from them now. She informed me that they were very wierd in the way they carried themselves. I explained the whole cousin thing they pulled on me. I told her I had watched them walk to her house and whiule she talked to them. I told her I was armed and I had waited to make sure these guys were not up to something (she knows I have a smal collection as she has seen me cleaning them before on the deck). So did I over react or did I under react by not calling 911. My original impression was some punks having fun playing jokes on people but then I thought maybe drugs were involved. It really took me off guard as claiming to be a cousin would never appeal to me as being a sales pitch. Had I had my pistol in my hand while at the door, I am sure it would have made itself visible at this point. I tried not to enflame the situation anymore than I had to. But I do realize if they had tried to hurt my neighbor I do not know if I would have been able to stop them in time. I hope some of you LEO's can give me some insight on my actions and maybe some hints on how to better react in a similar situation. Thanks.