In the last 20 years of carrying I’ve had to draw my pistol twice. Both times in a Tucson Arizona and to a low ready position as the threat did not heed my verbal warnings. Once the weapon was in the low ready visible state the threat retreated. Their intent was immediately identified by their demeanor and posture as they approached (1st instance was 1 person while I was alone, the second was 2 individuals while I was with my family). I’m glad the distance was sufficient enough that I didn’t have to raise and aim but I was ready to do so if need be. Both times I was situationally aware of their presence from a distance and was able to prepare myself and protect my family (in 1 of the 2 instances).