If it comes down to it and you fear for your life or that of a loved one, can you actually shoot an attacker? What if your gun jams or you run it empty? Can you get past the ‘ick’ factor and, in Diana Liedorff’s example, jam a pencil in someone’s eye? Nick’s Team FNH USA compadre advises that you think through those scenarios before you’re presented with one. As Jimmy Malone famously asked, what are you prepared to do?