I know this thread has been dromant for a couple weeks, but...
I think that anyone that considers carrying a gun should not only practice a lot, but should shoot some IDPA courses. The first one that I went to got my heart pumped up. Not knowing what you are going to shoot, and have everyone else watching you, is a challange in itself......
I agree and am planning on shooting my first match UC this month. Up until recently, there was no place within an hour that I could even think about it. Now we have a new range nearby that holds matches every month.
I'm really looking forward to it, and using my Colt Commander too!