Carrying a gun is an awesome responsibility but I believe you have a responsibility to carry your gun to protect yourself and your family. You also have a responsibility to be proficient with your gun. If the occasion ever arises that you need to protect yourself and/or your family all your fine motor skills will shut down. Your adrenaline will be pumping and your muscle memory will be the only thing working at that moment. If you haven’t developed those muscle memory skills you will be in trouble. It’s one thing to think ‘oh, I would just draw and shoot’ but if you haven’t practiced drawing it’s not that easy. Spend time at the range drawing from the holster you carry in, with different types of clothing. A jacket is a complication over just a shirt. What if the shirt is tucked in? These little things can make a big difference if you haven’t worked with them. The people that survive a gun fight are the ones that practice. You can practice at home, unloaded of course! But you can also enter competitions to put added stress on yourself. Go to your local range and shoot. At a minimum you should shoot two magazines a month but my recommendation is to shoot 50-100 rounds a month or more. Be prepared and don’t take your reactions for granted. Be smart, be safe.