Originally Posted by Huntergirl
One can talk theory all day. What would really be helpful, especially to the naysayers, is a study of many actual cases of civilian CCW responders to a threat, the outcome , and the method of carry.
It might be interesting academically, assuming that we could gather sufficient reliable and detailed information. But otherwise, all that tells us is statistically what's happened in the past. That's really not going to tell you where your particular future "bad day" is going to fall on the bell curve.
Rare events happen. Your violent encounter could be statistical anomaly, but that won't make it any less serious to you.