This is for non military, non law enforcement experience people. But anybody can weigh in, I'm always interested in information! Have any "civilians" here had to actually use their weapon in a self defense situation? Or to defend someone else? I had to show a person my gun one time, after being followed in my car. Long story, but the guy made gestures and followed me, coming at my car after we stopped. I got out and showed him my teeny gun, and he went away! I was young and stupid and should never have gotten out of the car maybe....no cell phones in those days, but anyway. I did, but wouldn't now!