How Quickly Can You Draw?

Practice drawing (presenting) your concealed handgun. How quickly can you draw it a fire a round? In a criminal attack, the bad guy isn’t going to give you much time to draw your weapon. A good rule of thumb would be for you to be able to draw your weapon from concealment, and fire one shot into an 8 1/2 x 11 sized piece of paper (about the same size as the vital area of an adult) in 1.5 to 2 seconds. This isn’t as easy as you might think. Buy (or borrow) a shot timer and try it. The first few draws will probably be very eye opening and will take a lot longer than you think they will. Then practice your presentation (draw) so that you can get the time down to below 2 seconds. Remember, the smoother your draw the faster it will be. Start slowly and work on accessing your concealed handgun through the layers of clothing concealing it, getting a proper grip, clearing the holster and then bringing the handgun up to your firing position and firing. Strive to be smooth…speed will come from smoothness.

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