Yes, ....but. I've had one time over the last nearly 30 years where I was carrying, but did not draw, in a situation that was somewhat "grey" regarding use. It worked out alright. I've lost confidence in using my CCW at more than 10' or so without having a stray shot or two, and at that distance, I'm hoping if it's obvious I need to draw my weapon, I'll have time to use it. I have pretty good situational awareness, but an overdeveloped awareness of lawyers & prosecutors. I really, really hope I never have to use it. I'm much more comfortable with open carry & a more full-sized handgun.