I watched a training video where the instructor expressed his thoughts on how a handgun is a defensive tool. Taking the defensive tool mindset allowed the students to focus on the training versus trying to focus on training and protecting the condition of their collection piece. It made me take a deep look at why I would treat my defensive tools like collectibles. I didn’t do this with my service rifle during my 20 years of service with countless deployments. Currently, my DVC Carry, Trojan, Kimbers, and Glocks have scuff marks from use. I treat them well but use them like a tool. Some of my tools have been slid across the asphalt and dropped on the concrete. In the end, my focus stays on my defense with the tools at hand. There is no time or concern to worry about the condition of the collectible in a defensive situation. Don’t get me wrong, I do cuss when I clean them and remember what happened.