If you are fortunate to live someplace on this Earth where you can obtain a CFP (concealed firearm permit) for CCW (carrying a concealed weapon) then you are empowered to defend yourself against all enemies foreign or domestic (a phrase from the American oath of allegiance of politicians and the military (military here having the meaning of army, navy, marine, coast guard, and air force -- not capitalized because these are generic)) whether these enemies are criminals or invaders. Currently the USA is being faced with invaders from Mexico and Colombia in cartels dealing dope. Home grown criminals of all races and ethnicities are ever present on the streets as well. Where I live, car theft is a major crime because dope dealers and local bank robbers need stolen cars to ply their tradecraft. So anybody who drives a car is at risk of being murdered for it. This happened recently here just down the street at the local self car wash. There are 4 issues that confront anyone with a CPP who is armed, and these issues cannot be ignored nor taken lightly. The first is that you need to be able to draw and shoot your weapon from concealment within a fraction of a second in any situation. A fraction of a second is within the time it takes you to say "one-thousand one". This needs to be practiced with an unloaded gun in front of the mirror while wearing every type of clothing you might ever have on at the time in order to get good at it (gun here having the meaning of any firearm). [Gun geeks get bent out of shape when they hear "gun". They prefer words with more syllables like "firearm". It's more cool that way for them.] So drawing and shooting is the first issue that must be dealt with. Practice is the way to deal with it. A mirror is critical so that you can see what you are doing wrong. The second issue is hitting what you are shooting at. This requires training and practice. Training involves having someone who is a professional instructor teach you how to do it right. Practice involves going to the range regularly and doing what you were taught the right way over and over. So this is the second issue. Drawing and shooting accurately FASTER than your opponent is the third issue. This is a matter of seizing the opportunity at the best time and making your move. Whether or not you are a faster shot than someone else who is threatening to kill you is a complete crap shoot (matter of probability). If the perp already has his gun trained on you then you are at a severe disadvantage. The way to prevent this situation from occurring is to be totally aware of your surroundings (called situational awareness) at all times and recognizing anyone within your zone of awareness who seems odd or out of place. Perps are normally not wearing 3 piece suits. They normally wear the badges of their trade -- hoodies and saggy pants. They are often of a different race or ethnicity than you are. They are often unkempt and stink. So be aware of them and be safe. Keep your distance from them at all times. This is the third issue. The fourth issue is being outgunned or outnumbered. If you have a handgun and a perp has an AK-47 or AR-15 then you are at a severe disadvantage (handgun as R.Lee Ermey says is "a gun that you can shoot with one hand"). In this case you are going to want to seek cover for yourself the moment you see the long gun in their hands. These carbines are high capacity and sometimes fully auto. This is called outgunned. Outnumbered is simply when there are two or more perps who are armed while you are alone. Certainly the main tip-off here is when you see TWO odd or out of place people in your zone of awareness together. Naturally then you need to keep your distance from both of them and exit the area if they seem to behave strangle for the circumstances. Best thing is to leave the area right away before they can pull off their crime. If you are outnumbered and you do get into a gunfight with them both then you need to quickly shoot the first preferably with a double tap then shoot the second one before he figures out that it was not his buddy doing the shooting, also with a double tap, then come back to the first perp and double tap him again, then go back to the second and double tap him again as well. That's 8 rounds. So then you should tactically reload and then proceed to check them out again, making sure they are either dead by now (4 hits each should do it) or else kick their guns away from them. There is no room for error when you are outnumbered. There is no time to shout or speak. It is a matter of shoot or die. Those are the 4 issues of self defense with your CFP. Everyone with a CFP needs to think about all this, visualize it, get training if you don't already have training, and practice regularly, then stay aware of your surroundings at all times, especially in convenience stores, in banks, at gas stations, at bars, or while on the street. Comments? Questions? Did I leave anything out?