In addition to all the fine advice above: -Check and clean your carry sidearm more frequently than you would a gun you mostly store. Humans are humidity and salt magnets. -Movement, Cover & 360 scans reduces how much you might get shot. Work that into your brain's emergency priority program. -If you found it necessary to draw, reload and reholster as soon as you're certain you're finished. Think about what you look like to approaching LEO if you've got a gun out.