There are many excellent ideas placed on these forums by knowledgeable, thoughtful people.
Because of your time and effort, I have purchased a 3AT, a DeSantis pocket holster, and today received my Florida concealed firearm license. Before reading the DC forums, I was unaware of all three of these.
Because of your time and effort, I have been able to think through many circumstances and formulate my self defense plan of action. Several things that I once knew, were brought back by posters on these pages. I am much more aware of my surroundings than I was last year at this time.
Because of your time and effort, I know that I need to become a much better shot than I am right now. I am working on that.
Because of your time and effort, I know that I want a bigger carry pistol and am aware of many options for carry that will allow me to do that.
Because of your time and effort, I may be able to protect my family and others should the pistol be the last resort during some future horrible event.
Heartfelt thanks to those more knowledgeable that have taken the time to share their knowledge. I hope to prove a worthy student and a reliable armed citizen.