1000's of such stories I've read, in the NRA mag, I can count on one hand the times where a ccw'd, powerful handgun was swiftly drawn and either cowed or shot the bad guy. In all the other cases, the defender got LUCKY and was able to run and GET a gun, or reach under a counter or cash register, grab the gun, and beat the bad guy to the shot, etc. Since anyone can easily get a used, $50 Jennings or Raven, it's pure LUCK when the attacker does NOT have a gun, and most of the NRA clippings are about such attacks. Nearly all such attacks could have been stopped with a walking stick, by an agile,trained man. Of course, many defenders are aged or otherwise, handicapped, so the gun is thus the only practical choice.