Have you ever timed your draw?

Have you ever timed your draw?

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    Have you ever timed your draw?

    I was just practicing drawing from concealed. I was wondering how fast I can draw from a standing, I know I am going to draw stance. I learned I can do it in less than 2 seconds, probably closer to 1.5 seconds.

    Have you ever timed yourself? Obviously in this scenario you are ready to draw. But how about setting up a situation where someone comes in and says draw (or some other keyword) and you are timed in your reaction?
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    This is something that Reborn and I teach, practive and do all the time on our range. I believe that our average time from draw and a single hit to CBM is about 1.7 with some 1.5's in there too. Not bad for a couple of old guys...
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    no

    Iíve never timed it Ė but I estimate that Iím sub 2 sec on the draw.

    I start to move & draw as fast as I can.

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    During an evening SD course, from under a garment, it was 2->3 seconds for 2 shots on a target (the instructor timed it)...hey, I'm an old man...
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    I think that 1.5 seconds is the ideal time to strive for a concealed draw and one hit on target. When my chi is in line I can hit it at about 1.2.

    Work on this easy drill to improve. Place one reactive target downrange at 7 yards and go side by side with your competitor, each of you have only one round in the gun. Using a shot timer tone, both draw from similar concealment and try to strike the reactive target first. This is where you see the big difference between 1/10th of a second.

    Another competitive variation of this and even more fun is to place one round and your magazine on a table, gun in holster. On shot timer tone load the one round into the magazine, draw and load the gun and engage target.
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    i also didn"t time draw but i think i did pretty good.(same with reholstering).
    hope i never have to be it to the test.(real life senerio).
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    I shot the flying "W"which is 5 ten inch steel plates in a "W" pattern at 15 yards in 3.96 a few weeks ago.

    That was with both hands at the shoulder position and timed with a Pact timer.
    Upon the beep, you draw,fire and the last plate is the "stop" plate.
    I was using my Colt CC XSE .45.

    I hadnt done it in awhile. I'm not near as fast as I used to be.
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    I will have to practice a lot more to get in those ranges. Thanks guys gives me something to work towards.

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    Yup... I use one of these: CEDHK - CED8000 Shot Timer
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    Sorry, but no.

    Quick drawing for me is as practical as biochemistry and I just don't have enough hours in the day to work on it.

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    Its just another way to become proficient with your gun.

    Practical?
    Maybe it is,maybe its not.

    The idea is to practice it enough so that you can do it with speed and without thought.

    If you ever to have to draw, the last thing you need to be doing is fumbling your gun.
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    I agree having a quick draw is a good idea, but I'm herding small children around while usually carrying enough stuff to maintain said children if not carrying the children. Because of this,a two second draw would not possible the vast majority of the time for me. Therefore what little time I get to practice is spent on more realistic things like target acquisition and accuracy.

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    Quick Draw

    Well, I carry concealed everyday in a "Thunderwear" holster. Now if any of you are familiar with this holster, it's a rather "deep concealment" type, similar to the "Smart Carry". I've been practicing on my draw, but slowly. I feel it's more important to be able to get to your gun and pull it smoothly, without fumbling, than it is to draw fast. With my type of carry, quick draw takes a LOT of practice! But it makes me feel less conspicuous when I'm out and about. I'm much less aware of the concealment this way than even with IWB holsters. Taking my time, with the goal of getting the gun's muzzle on target, I have gotten it down to about 3 seconds. Not great, but in a serious situation, if you are at all aware of your surroundings, your hand would already be on the grip of the gun. I really don't believe you are ever going to be face to face with a drawing where 1.5 sec. is required for survival. I may be wrong though, but this mind set works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    I shot the flying "W"which is 5 ten inch steel plates in a "W" pattern at 15 yards in 3.96 a few weeks ago.

    That was with both hands at the shoulder position and timed with a Pact timer.
    Upon the beep, you draw,fire and the last plate is the "stop" plate.
    I was using my Colt CC XSE .45.

    I hadnt done it in awhile. I'm not near as fast as I used to be.
    If you show up at my steel plate shoots, I'm going home

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    Hey Cloudspeak...

    My time aint that great. When I was doing it weekly I could get in the high 2's pretty consistently.
    We have several members in the club that can go low to mid 2's.

    After a few times on the line, just about anyone can do mid to high 4's or low 5's. Like anything else, its just practice.

    A missed shot or a fumbled draw against any of them and you just lost.
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