I know what you mean, the only time I have ever had to draw my weapon (either service pistol or private) was in my front yard when a neighbors dog came charging at me barking and foaming at the mouth. My wifes cat was behind me but I thought he was coming at me so I drew my Tauras 45. Millienium and took it off safe. The dog was about 4 feet away when its owner yelled and came running making the dog stop. The dogs nose was about 3 feet from my barrel. Another second and the dog would have had a lead facial.
Only time I have ever had to pull my pistol and that includes three wars and working as a Federal Security Officer for 4 years.