I serve as a range master every Friday evening at our local public shooting sports complex. We are an OC state, and many of our facility's users carry their sidearm on their hips while at the range. After a number of years, I am still amazed at how very, very few people actually practice their defensive handgun skills while at our pistol range. We have moveable target stands that can be set up at any distance or in any configuration, yet all I ever see is this: shooter sets up a target stand at five yards and another at maybe seven to 10 yards, then proceeds to carefully and slowly align their sights, then squeezes off about one round each five seconds. Or, they'll load up a hi-cap mag, then dump the entire load as quickly as they can (completely missing the target more often than not). In fact, after all these years, I have yet to see anyone actually practice drawing and firing from concealed carry. Nor have I ever seen anyone (beyond myself) practice drawing and firing from a waistpack. Sadly, I once even had another range master tell me off for "careless gun handling" simply because I was practicing drawing from a concealed cross-draw holster and firing double-taps.
I'm curious what all of you have observed at your local ranges. It bothers me that so many people will accept the overwhelming responsibility of carrying a loaded weapon, then neglect to train themselves for the worst-case scenario. I'm hoping this situation is limited to our local range, and is not the norm in your area.