Well some of those of us who have sought out and gotten training also carry for personal protection, not to show off (and I carry whenever I legally can, mostly my visits to Nevada and Arizona). And you are free to make your own decision, but that doesn't mean that your decision will necessarily be helpful to anyone else
Thanks for trying. I'm sure you have helped a lot of folks with your posts in this thread, while it's likely that one or two will continue to ignore all that you have shared.
Having trained with a few respected instructors (Clint Smith, Massad Ayoob, Tom Givens, James Yeager, John Farnam, Jerry Miculek, Andy Stanford, Karl Rehn and few more), I think
I understand more than I did when I first started carrying. But the more I learn, the more I realize how little I know.