I'm a pretty passive guy, and though I grew up hunting and can handle a rifle and shotgun as well as the next fellow, I had never owned a handgun. I recently built a car wash, and am often there late at night working (after my day job). There were just too many guys wandering around who looked like they had no business being there. My wife is no fan of guns, but she worried about me working late at the car wash, and when I told her I was thinking of getting a concealed carry permit she blew me away by essentially telling me to do it, and do it now. A Glock 23 and a Crossbreed IWB later I'm feeling much better. I've got the hardware, now I'm working hard on improving my skills. Maybe that's reverse order, but I'll get there.