Last night I had dinner with a great old friend. He currently lives in Germany. Our friend is fluid in several languages, one of which is German and he focused on firearms training for that community while he worked for me...among other things. He told me a story about a student of his he had trained some years ago here in the USA. The student also lives in Germany, and has sufficient gravitas to have a concealed carry permit in that nation. Germany as you know is very restrictive in these areas and even toy guns are regulated. But the student's job was a high end time piece salesman, and was allowed to carry a weapon...as I said a very rare thing in that country.
In any case - he was trained in a very fast-paced and intense few sessions in the Suarez system.
A few years later, when opening the store in the early morning hours, he encountered three men that had apparently broken in during the night and were waiting for him. They pointed their pistols at him and demanded he open the safe.
The student slapped one of the bad guy's weapons aside as he moved sharply off the X, drawing his own weapon and firing. Room distances in a typical German Watch Shop I suppose. He killed one man and severely wounded a second. The third man fled the scene but was apprehended soon thereafter. I am not sure of the nationalities, but was advised emphatically that they were "not Germans". He was not shot or hurt at all.
Not only was there no legal proceedings against him, but his pistol was returned in a few weeks.
His words to my former staffer were, "Your training saved my life".
And as we shared a meal and enjoyed the lightning storm outside, he shared his students words with me.