We hope it never comes to that, but like you say, be ready.
I was in a LGS at 10am at 33rd and B street when a bank robber held up the bank at 33 and B street this morning.
The LGS was robbed several years ago, and the gun clerk was murdered.
Crime seems to have a close proximity to all of us. Can't get away to anywhere safe any longer.
In my town.a Doctor is accused if killing 4 other doctors, and was trying for 5. They all helped fire him from a previous job many years ago in another city than he works now. Two people he killed were unsolved murders from years ago.
I used to carry my FNS 9 topped off with 2 17 rd mags equaling 35 rounds of 147 gr +p+ JHP. But trust a .45 for self defense more. My fnp 45 and glock 21 are just too bulky. I'd like to convert my 21 to a 20 but 10mm is hard to find around here.
If you're looking for a cc weapon, and you want a Glock, I would look at the G26 or G27. I have the 26, and carry it all day comfortably. It's accurate, easy to shoot, and so reliable it's almost boring.