:texas: With all the various discussions about CHL and various firearms. It brings me to this question. Since the whole point of CHL is for self defense and defense of others... has anyone had to show (draw, point, or fire) their weapon in hostile circumstances? I hope this never happens, but I took this "journey" considering this as a possibility. What got me thinking about it years ago was when my inlaws came home from their retail store business with a paper sack containing around 45,000 in cash from Christmas time sales. Most established companies use an armoured service. I was really afraid of seeing all that cash around. More recently, I have started travelling around south Texas and Houston for Industrial sales. Some places that I go aren't in great parts of town. So I'm interested in any info. I'm a licensed Commercial Pilot and all I did was TRAIN, TRAIN, TRAIN... for emergencies. Can't afford "Thunder Ranch". But would like to here some good truths in this area.