I meant to mention - last weekend's personal protection course I was teaching on, we finished up with the Tueller drill. Most of you will know it I am sure.
It had been a while since last doing or seeing one and I have to say - it is a salutary reminder of just how fast things can happen. I would recommend anyone to run this with a buddy at the range when possible.
We selected two of the ladies in the student group - the one to be shooting had achieved very reasonable proficiency - the other was a small person and so not in theory quite the fastest at running.
There was no shooting from leather on this course - just low ready and that is how we started this. With #2 lady's hand on shooter lady's (#1) shoulder - she proceeded to run away, that being signal for shooting lady to place two reasonable hits on target - at the sound of the first shot, the lady running had to drop a small bag and then on hearing shot #2, to stop.
Our shooting lady was not hyper fast onto target, but not too slow either and her shots were very a close double tap
. #2 lady finished up barely beyond the bag at about IIRC 24 feet.
So - reverse this as being #2 lady running at #1 in attack mode - knife let's imagine - so even from low ready, not leather - #1 shooting lady would only just have gotten off her shots. Many reckon 21 feet is an average.
So - all the more reason IMO to get into that dry fire practice. Every millisecond saved is distance saved from attacker. I doubt I will ever be as quick as I once was (and that was not that rapid) - but do find with practice I do come up much better into a point aim that is very close indeed to a fully sighted one. Important too I reckon to make sure the cover garment is included in the draw because the ''sweep aside'' type manouver is a part of draw that potentially can slow things, badly.
Once more my friends - food for thought and a nudge to keep up that practice, even the humble dry fire :smile: