When is it appropriate to draw your firearm? I have lost faith my CHL class teacher(see fourm CHL-Texas With Ross Bransford in Austin, Tx) He told us that our Firearm is our LAST resort. Therefore; suppose someone was comming at you with a club, or a knife, or a gun for that matter. In a few words he said one should say "STOP", "DON'T", or "BACK OFF" or whatever you think appropriate. Then draw and fire if they do not Stop, Don't or Back off. Being that it is the LAST resort in my instructor's scenario one would not draw his firearm as a detourant nor would he advise you draw your wepon and say "I've got a gun!" Is this consistant with what you've been taught or believe? How many times could a drawn, un-fired firearm detour a purse snacher, burgler, or general bad guy? I see and understand both trains of thought but I can't say that I know what the right answer is or if there even is one. I have No desire to shoot anyone. That being said I have no intentions of me or my wife becoming a victim and wouldn't hesitate to squeeze one (or six) off. What do you think?