Fast draw, and why "reassess" in Mozambique drill?
I have two questions:
1. From a citizen's legal CCW perspective, we are almost always behind the curve before we are even permitted by law to draw our weapon, much less being allowed to legally fire on an assailant*. Therefore, I would think that the speed of our draw, no matter how Hollywoody and cowboy/westerny that may be, is probably one of the most critical skills we as civilian CCW holders could possibly have (next to shot placement). Yet I rarely see that particular skill being strongly stressed in basic CCW schools or classes, or even on the Web or in CCW books. Why is this? Is a fast draw considered too aggressive or gunfighter like, or do people simply feel that it is not needed?
2. Also, the Mozambique drill (the "Safety Shot") is two shots to center mass, reassess, and then one aimed shot to the head. Now, I am far from a blood-thirsty person, but if my life is on the line (which is the only time I would shoot anyway), and the BG is pointing a .45ACP at me with hate in his eyes, I don't think I should wait to "reassess" for a head shot after my initial double tap. (As we all know, unlike what Hollywood screenwriters think, handgun bullets will only normally stop a BG by bleeding him out, which can take up to 10 to 15 seconds even with a direct heart shot. Experience hunters know all to well about these things better than anyone; only a deep brain shot or a hit to the upper spinal cord instantly "drops" all assailants 99.9% realiably). Therefore, my question: When you are facing eminent death, and you are legally permitted to shoot, why wait for the headshot -- why not use that third shot of the Mozambique drill immediately?
*Meaning that we cannot typically draw our weapon until a definitive life-and-death situation presents itself, such as when the BG draws a gun or a knife at close range. In other words, we cannot simply draw our weapon even when we are merely deeply suspicious, or even if directly threatened (unless we want to risk our CCW and/or criminal charges). LEO's obviously have a few more options than we do, and for good reason.