For starters I just want to say that I have read a lot on this forum and you guys and gals have helped me make some really big decisions about carrying a firearm. As of right now I have a Glock 19 that I have owned for almost exactly one month and have about 800 rounds through (will be over 1,000 after my range trip later on today). I got some pretty good instruction from an IDPA master shooter that I work with. I think thanks to him my fundamentals of grip and draw are decent and at the least I am trying to do things properly and not developing bad habits.
Here is my question. What type of a skill set should someone have to feel confident carrying? I have been carrying around the house, and admittedly when my permit showed up in the mail yesterday I took my Glock for a little road trip down to Cabela's (only a 30 minute drive!) to pick out a new holster. I now have a Galco King Tuk that I fell asleep on the couch wearing, which I find to be very comfortable and concealable.
Now that I have my carry holster I know I need to work on drawing from that which will be very different from drawing from the IDPA style kydex OWB holster I have been using. I can certainly attain minute of bad guy accuracy, but that is shooting isosceles with both hands and I know that is not realistic when it comes to self defense shooting.
I know this is going to differ for everyone, and I think mindset comes into play here, but I have a calm personality and have been in enough messy situations to know that I will not just "freeze" if I am in a SD situation. So lets hear it. What do you think the skill set should be for a person to carry their weapon and have confidence they could handle a self defense situation?