I don't plan to meet Wild Bill at high noon to see if I can beat him on the draw. But, I am not going to buy into this notion that getting your gun out quick is not important. Yes, I train drawing often and I train Quick point and shoot style training all the time. And I could care less what internet guy say's or not says. Besides, why is it so hard to train? You can do simple drawing in a lousy 5 minutes a day. So you say you are getting older? You mean slower? What part of the animal kingdom makes you different. The Predator always goes after the Young, sick and old. As I get older, yes my reaction times get slower. But it does not mean that I am dead. The world is changing fast. More predators, more gangs, more drugs. The Beast can show his ugly head any time. Probably the time you least expect. If this happens, don't go fumbling for your gun in your pocket like some old lady looking for a penny to give a store clerk. Have a little bit of dignity. Don't Get your head blown off because you bought into the garbage that you should not train consistently and Properly. If you are not going to do it right, then I say just don't do it.
CCW is not being Paranoid. Protecting your house with a good alarm system does not mean you are paranoid. I live near a high crime area, lot of gangs etc. But in truth a simple road range in the city of Bliss can get you killed. Just going to a ATM can get you killed, just walking to the grocery story can get you killed.
Just like the family man that took three in the chest as he walked into the parking lot, the day my family and I were a a friendly July 4th party.And yes that was Broad daylight. No one saw that one coming either.