Many people have gone through the BASIC safety class and then simply feel they are prepared to carry a firearm for self defense. In most cases this is simply NOT true. I am a firm believer in carrying for self defense, however you NEED to get additional training. Even if you have sought out additional training, you need to maintain your skills by training which means going to the range and getting trigger time. It is very important to make sure you train properly as well. Remember this training could save your life!