I came home tonight and just as i opened my front door i heard a loud crash and saw the blinds in front of my sliding glass door move. I used my lacrosse stick to flip the lights on and protection as i made my way to my room (i didn't have my CCW on me today) and grabbed my .380, cleared my house then went around the back to see if anyone was around. Found no one but was grateful that everything in learned kicked in and instinct took over. Grabbed my weapon, flipped the safety off, two hands with a firm grip, etc...everything i learned and practiced like section nature. One thing tonight taught me tho was that i got my CHL for a reason. Not to carry occasionally...but to carry. If i had been ten seconds later they would have been in my apartment and i may not have been able to get to my weapon and would only have had my lacrosse stick to defend myself.