This is an offshoot on Roger's thread and I would like to try to make things a bit clearer.
Let's try this range experiment.
Place a man size target at about 7 yards and place a 5 inch black circle on the upper chest.
Face the target squarely with the gun in two hands and in a low ready position.
One cue raise the gun and rapidly fire 3- 5 shots while focusing on the front sight.
Now we will try it with a QK reference point..meaning raise the pistol until the barrel is about 2 inches below the spot that you want to hit. Once there fire 3-5 shots as fast as you can pull the trigger.
Now I want you to do the drill with total target focus.
Look intently at the exact spot you want to hit ( Which, in this case, would be the center of the black circle) raise the pistol and rapidly fire off 3-5 shots.
In my experience most of the shots--regardless of which method that you used--will be in a tight cluster. (If not you have to work on your grip and trigger control)
OK..after shooting with total target focus look at where your gun is in relation to your body. ( Notice I did not tell you how high to raise the pistol. That will be dealt with by hand eye coordination)
For some it will be at chest level. For others it will be at chin level and for some it will be at mouth/nose level.
In other words, don't worry about the mechanics.
If you focus on the exact spot that you want to hit then nature will take care of the rest.
The Fairbairn/Applegate/Sykes method of point shooting (FAS) did not use any part of the weapon or it's sights when using target focus, since it is human nature to focus on the threat when under deadly assault.
The system did, however, include methods of shooting with the sights (usually from behind cover) when time and circumstance allowed it.
Comments and civil discourse on this thread are most welcome.