I carry 100% of the time outside the castle. When I holster prior to departure, I always remind myself, consciously, of the responsibility that carrying entails prior to going out the door. I find that once out, even in the most challenging or frustrating encounters, in traffic, in stores or elsewhere, I may have, I find myself much more patient and much more prone to deescalating situations than I would otherwise. Carrying actually makes me calmer. Mike Marcon on GetoftheX forum.