I don’t have much confidence in my ability to draw quickly, but if I wait until I’m flawless, I’ll never have my gun with me.
I may still be practicing on how sights work, but if I wait until I can consistently drill two rounds through the same hole, I’ll never have my gun with me.
Go read the whole thing.
Welcome to the Year of the Dragon Lady.
UPDATE: Why do I find Nancy’s post outstanding and consider it a slap in the face to Tommy Tacticals? Because we are being flooded by “instructors” with no experience in Real Life trying to tell everybody that if they do not take their Super Duper Ninja Class (at the special rate of $80/hour, S&H not included) and follow their dictum to the last comma they will surely die. And sorry but that is a gigantic load of bullshit.
Yes, I understand that before you donned the 5.11 Tactical polo with the embroidered logo of your company, you served in (fill the blank) with the (fill the blank) or you were in the (fill the blank) Police Department for 15 scores and you were the (fill the blank) for their SWAT team. But I have bad news for you: that is not applicable to your regular John or Jane so you are failing on your duty to teach your pupils.
The good instructor will teach what the student needs. If he is a cell phone salesman and she is a nurse, don’t tell them they have to be “Samurai” or “Knights of the Round Table” they are Civilians, not Warriors. They are more likely to meet with Milty the MeathHead at bad breath distance than a platoon of Cuban Blue Berets at a hasty ambush.
And yes, more practice & training will be needed. But with an economy like the one we have right now, for some it might come to either beans or bullets, feed the family and pay the bills or use that money to take another 2-day class on proper vehicular counter ambush techniques that will come as handy as hairdressing for unicorns and trolls.