that the crap will be at 10 ft or less (for civilians) and that you usually dont have to even fire. Most attacks are not made with guns and MISSES have changed a lot of minds, too. Cirillo's NYPD stakeout unit confronted over 270 armed robbers and only 40 made the cops shoot. Those robbers were cornered. If you have any sense, you'll leave your attacker a way out, cause if you hit somebody with a bullet, it will cost you $50,000 to half a million $ to stay out of prison and "un-sued" out of everything that you ever make. Just ask George Z if that's not true. All it takes is for your attacker to be some minority punk and nothing you do will be ok with the "law".