I'd like to comment further on one thing, and then I'm done:
Originally Posted by BlueTrain
The tenor of the previous few posts leads one to wonder whatever happened to situational awareness that some here speak of and seem to think so important.
If my situational awareness was always perfect, I probably wouldn't need the gun at all; if my Spidey-Sense detected something going down, I'd just leave.
Since I'm human, my SA is not always perfect, which is why I carry the gun. In case things go pear-shaped while I'm still trying to figure out what went wrong, I'd like to be able to shoot my way to safety and I might not have both hands available to get my heater into play.