Had an interesting phone conversation with a local combat sports gym. I am interested in learning things like no gi Jiu-Jitsu and Mauy Thai so I called and asked about pricing/schedule etc. Anyway the guy asked me what I was looking to get out of it and I mentioned that I am a firearms instructor and wanted to bridge the gap in my hands on skills for self defense and general fitness purposes. He tells me, "well, without fighting skills, you are just a walking holster, right? You need to learn how to retain that gun." I let the comment go, but it rubbed me the wrong way. I don't think this guy knows much about the kind of shooting people interested in self defense are engaged in. Is this a common attitude in the combat sports? Either way I go to check it out on Monday.