That's a good question and that has sometimes crossed my mind. But my thing I were to be openly carrying my firearm and it is obvious, the idea of the subject trying to go for my weapon is something that would go through my mind immediately and that is when I would feel that my life was in danger. But I would try my best to keep that person away from it, and I don't think that I would want to shoot because in my opinion, it would be hard to prove that in court and shooting an unarmed man is not going to look good for you. I hope I am making sense lol. Carrying a TASER or baton is a good idea, but that is just too much to carry on top of carrying a firearm IMO. I would say OC is sufficient.