Thanks Patch for the welcome! I've heard my pastor packs as well. We have gambling establishment across the street from my church and my pastor always speaks out against gambling and receives regular threats against him. I think there is a verse in Luke that talks about Jesus telling one of His disciples that if he doesnt have a sword then go and sell his tunic and buy one. Also, the Apostle Peter was packing a dagger when he cut the Roman soldiers ear off. I always use the analogy of health and life insurance too. My G21 is just an extension of my life insurance coverage for me and my family. Just like the life and health insurance coverage that I pay for every month; I'd hate to have to use it, but if I did, I'm glad I'm covered.