Draw is still slow but I've only had it for a week. Sitting, driving, squatting down = no problems. I've got a belly starting and still no fat gettin poked. Lol ya it does look like a fanny pack but no one sees it so no big deal. :-) as far as the gun being so close to "the goods" to each his own but I have enough trust in the integrity, safety and function of my gun that a AD is not a concern for me. The pockets hold my gun well. No problems there.