Speed of presentation vs accuracy: What is the most important to you

Speed of presentation vs accuracy: What is the most important to you

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    Speed of presentation vs accuracy: What is the most important to you

    I’ll start it off by saying I’m not really sure which is more important to me.

    I carry my Glocks AIWB, but my 1911 is strong side iwb or owb. Drawing either requires defeating the cover garment, and I am consistently quicker on the draw to shot on target with Glocks from AIWB than I am the 1911 from strong side draw.

    The difference to me is negligible, 1.38 vs 1.86 on the time.

    I still make the choice to carry the 1911 at times because A) I like it, love shooting it, and B) it is more accurate for both close CQB style flash sight picture, and longer distance slower fire. ( anything 5 yards or closer is done one handed when practicing SD style drills)

    So for me, the two balance out, making them both top choices for me.

    Is this a consideration for any of any of you in your choices, and what do you place the most value on and why?
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    I depend on accuracy because I'm slower than a herd of turtles charging through peanut butter in feburary
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    “You can’t miss fast enough to win.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dial1911 View Post
    “You can’t miss fast enough to win.”
    But that turns the question in to a philosophical discussion, because you can still be the first to get off a a shot or two, or three and still eat some lead yourself.

    To be clear, this is meant as a discussion to share your thoughts and opinions, because there are no absolutes.
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    I'm of the "aim small, miss small" mindset.
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    Again the answer for me is.... it depends.

    Up close and counting nose hairs speed of presentation and COM hits is more important than small(ish) grouping accuracy.

    Far enough away to have time to aim allows better accuracy and speed of presentation would still be desirable but wouldn't be so critical.

    How far away is far enough to have time to focus on accuracy but isn't far enough to allow escape? I dunno? Betcha the answer is also..... it depends.
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    I am too old to be fast so I better hit what I'm shooting at.
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    Hmmmmm...... accuracy I reckon. Not really sure though. My presentation is maybe a lil faster than average, but my shooting is fast and accurate. On most strings in our qualifications I’m usually done and reholstered while the rest of the line is halfway through the string.

    Really ticks off my guys and gals because I’m old and fat !!!
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    No absolutes here for sure but I'd give it to accuracy as a fast presentation may not always hold that much importance but missing is a sure loser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post

    To be clear, this is meant as a discussion to share your thoughts and opinions, because there are no absolutes.
    That is my thought and opinion, even if it wasn’t an original statement. Taking rounds because I fail to hit the operational organs and controls would really suck. Agree that there are no absolutes in life but given the ideal I’d prefer not to have to wait for the other person to bleed out before they stopped shooting at me. Therefore, I’d rather be deadly accurate than fastly dead.
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    For me, it's all about shot placement.

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    I guess it would depend on what kind of attack seems most likely in a person’s situation. For me, being a city-dweller, I think that’s a BG playing casual until within a yard or two, and then presenting a weapon. That thought compels me to rate speed above accuracy.

    In a different situation - say a small town where a new face would stand out, or a rural setting where longer shots are more likely - I might think differently.
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    I see it as two separate phases. You can't shoot until you get the gun out so ideally I'd be super-quick getting the gun out and then slow down however much is needed to get proper hit placement. The more time I save in the first phase the more I can use in the second. Of course, that's assuming I don't panic.
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    My shooting buddy and I did a timed shoot with our cool weather jackets on . To make things more interesting , only head shots counted " think Walking Dead " at 7-10 yards

    At the tone moving our jackets etc out of the way and drawing from iwb our times , 1.46-1.90 and 2.16-2.38 respectively,
    Out of 20 shots each we both had no misses .

    We agreed that being accurate was more important , as we would not be winning any quick draw competitions any time soon ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dial1911 View Post
    “You can’t miss fast enough to win.”
    "Second" or "Third" as the case may be.
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