The previous post generated a lot of feedback and got me to thinking. Thanks to Cathi B. for making a great point. Many criminals (at least the thugs and muggers) do not take the time to learn and practice firearm skills. We probably won’t see them in a NRA class or at the range practicing drawing and shooting. Who do we see? Law abiding citizens who are having practicing, honing their skills and generally having fun.
What does this mean to those of us who live an armed lifestyle? We probably know a lot more about firearms than that average mugger, and have a lot more skill. Does this mean they aren’t dangerous? NO! In some ways they may be more dangerous, as many who choose to attack an innocent person have no conscience about pulling the trigger. They simply do not care. However, if it comes down to a gun fight, I take some small comfort in knowing that my skills are probably much more advanced, and I have practiced getting off the “X” and responding to a threat.