I have always been taught to keep my attention focused on the threat. If the gun malfunctions, I should be able to clear it without looking at the gun.
However, in my recent class, and in my practicing, I always find myself looking at the gun to discover the source of the malfunction. It could be
1. Empty magazine
3. Stove pipe
4. Double feed
How do you know what to do unless you verify what the problem is? Isn't it faster to look at the gun and then clear the malfunction? Or am I missing something?