i'm a bit skeptical on some of this. Would the 'crazy distractions' really work? it sounds like the movies to me. Is there anybody (LEO perhaps?) who has seen this actually work? I could imagine a guy pointing a gun and when the victim starts dancing and singing there's a brief (and i mean really brief) moment of confusion, but he still has a gun drawn and pointed. Is it wrong to have my first thought to be cover and the second thought my gun? As soon as i see cover, i'm moving toward it and drawing at the same time. With the distraction method you are a sitting duck, counting on the BG being an idiot watching you draw and not his pull his finger. In my CCW class it was explained gunfights usually last less than 2 seconds. I don't want my life dependent on distraction. I'd rather take my chances moving. I know i can shoot while moving and it'll be harder for him to hit me too.
I'm enjoying discussions, thanks for all the tips!