This is a discussion on how often are you practicing drawing from a concealed holster? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I don't practice nearly enough. I've seen shootings on you tube where the CCW holder has the weapon out and is shooting in the time ...
I don't practice nearly enough. I've seen shootings on you tube where the CCW holder has the weapon out and is shooting in the time it would take me to find the grip and pull my shirt up. I've made the decision to spend more time at the range and practice more often and this is definitely worth the time investment.
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Fast Draw Resource Center - The Making of a 0.252 Second World Record Fast Draw
World record is .252 using special gun and holsters, held by Howard Darby and shot in 2000 in Canada. Mundens best time was recorded at .150 seconds.
Records & Amazing Feats - Bob Munden ? Six-Gun Magic Custom Gunsmithing
Bob holds 18 unbroken World Records in Fast Draw competition that he set with a real, stock-weight, Colt .45 single-action revolver. Though the World Fast Draw Association erased the records more than once when they changed regulations or timing equipment, Bob set them again, always using a real gun and a real holster, no light-weight “funny guns” or gimmicks
Walk and Draw Level Event: Fastest Time Ever Recorded: .15 hundredths of one second — Arcadia, CA 06/04/1972.
Standing Reaction Balloon Event: Fastest Time Ever Recorded: .16 hundredths of one second — Norwalk, CA 01/21/1973.
Incorrect, Mundens fastest recorded time is .150 seconds, which handily beats the current record holders time of .252 seconds. He was hooked up to equipment that discovered his hand was withstanding 10 Gs of force when his weapon is drawn. Noting the 10 G's of force applied to his hand, it's unlikely to be "smooth". Going from 0 to 10 G's in 1/5 of a second or less is NOT going to be smooth, no matter how you slice it.
Does it really matter whether Munden was ever the fastest or not? I used him as an example of how violent the draw is, and whether it's the fastest draw or not, it's likely twice as fast as any member on this forum. And 0-10G's in 1/5 of a second give or take has nothing to do with how smooth one's draw stroke is at those speeds.
In fact, it may be obvious to all but those who cling to the errant mantra. BTW, have you any idea what times you record on access and drawing your own? I would imagine it's very smooth. I'm aware most go through life never knowing their numbers, or even care to know with the knowledge it would indicate geriatric performance.
Of course I use the term geriatric in many posts just tongue in cheek. I'm a bit geriatric myself, according to father time and the timer.
Last edited by AzQkr; March 20th, 2017 at 03:26 PM.
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I do periodically practice my draw, but probably not often enough. Being a frugal person I haven't picked up a timer, yet, but probably will within the year. Same goes for laser cartridges. Having always been first to finish firing at annual "timed" requal and getting expert every time I haven't given it much thought until now. The time limits we have during qual are pretty easy to make, so it hasn't been a challenge; this also means it's probably not realistic either.
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Hmm, I've never considered being as fast I need to be as it's an unknown how much time, under what circumstances, is going to present.
You have no idea what your reaction time to first shot is? Never been on a timer? If no, it's not really unexpected. I doubt few members actually have a clue about where they are now, nor will be able to determine later if any of their practice has shown positive results or whether age has slowed them and by how much..
I can't state with any certainty I'm as fast as I need to be. I wish I had a crystal ball that could give me some indication one way or another. As for "care to be", I've never liked the idea of settling for less than the best I can be where using a tool to save my butt is the subject matter.
The point is, I do not dither over such things. If I did, it would be irrelevant anyway, unless you were carrying the same gun, same place, and same cover garment every time; which I do not.
Reaction times to what? A buzzer or beep to which I am anticipating?
As far as I'm concerned it's all a wonderful exercise to determine what one can do on the range, fully anticipating the event, but that's about as far as it goes.
But at the root of it, is I don't care about it as much as some others may, it just not that important to me.
I wake up every day fully prepared to live or die, and give a good account of myself whichever way it goes.
Shooting is strictly recreational for me at this stage in my life, and while I keep an interest in SD by a necessity ruled by common sense, and have many years of training and teaching under my belt, things like draw time take a seat way back in the bleachers to my other interests.
" Blessed is that man, who when facing death, thinks only of his front sight"
And again we get to peek into the mentality behind your posts. Thank you for taking the time to explain your position and why. For the vast majority of ccwers on this and other gun boards, I'd not recommend they adopt the same mentality you possess. They haven't put the time in you have, nor for the number of years you have. We have to remember that when recommending such things as training.