Hey, all! Anyone read the NRA magazine American Rifleman? The other NRA magazines have the same column, The Armed Citizen. It is my favorite column, the first I read each month it comes. It tells about 8 stories of real people encountering potentially deadly BG's and use their guns to end the critical situation. The stories in which people actually fire their weapon very RARELY include the BG actually getting shot. People usually miss. And then the stories of the ones who hit, very few actually die. Every couple months, the BG is told of dying nearby (my favorite stories, if I'm honest). 1) In critical situations, do armed citizens really have such a pitiful record of hitting the correct target? 2) Do people who get shot really have such a large chance of living? 3) Are gun owners who are well-trained and practice regularly really that rare? Anybody with knowledge of actual stats? These stories make me wonder if my own training would keep me safe.