Yeah,I feel that IF(?) ya gotta shoot someone at 25yds., your chances of convinceing the authorities that it was a "good shoot" will be kinda slim.
Expect to be questioned at length about why you did not try to escape and/or hide, and why you felt like you had to endanger the innocents by sluggin' it out with the BG at the retreatable distances.
Now I'm not sayin' that a 25(or further) yard shoot will not turn out in the GG's favor. But I would think that your case would be alot harder to prove. Especially if a bullet from your weapon simply kicked sand in the face of an innocent.
Simply,....I feel that 95% of a persons practice should be shot at 10yds. and fast. Practiceing your draw stroke and your move (both ways) offline. A person would be better served by being able to put at least two, in COM, at 10yds.(max),very quickly. This vs. the slow carefully aimed practice at 25.
To each their own, but most of my practice starts out with two or three target stands,with plain white paper(8.5 x 11") in COM at 5-7 yards. Sometimes when feeling cocky I fold the paper in half. This, while moving offline to the right or left. Also alternating which target to be shot, in what order. 1st and 3rd.,3rd. and 2nd,etc. It puts a little extra thought process into the training. -------