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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokewagon View Post
    At what distances do you typically practice with your defensive handguns, unrested?
    Most often for me is seven and fifteen yards. Sometimes we'll go out to twenty-five, fifty, and even one hundred yards for grins. Of course those longer ranges are in the get away ranges, unless there are extenuating circumstances in a defensive situation.
    I was going to answer but you described my range habits to a tee! That's my routine exactly.
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    Usually, I do doubles and triples from low ready at 15 yards at either 6- or 8-inch targets.
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    Between 7-15 yds. If I am shooting steel, just for the fun of it maybe a couple of mags at 25 yds.
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    Mostly 7-15 yards. I like to shoot a magazine or two closer and one or two farther away as well.

    Tried shooting chickens on the silhouette range at 50 yards. That was fun, but not easy.
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    I tend to do most of my range practice at 25 yards. New guns always start at 3 yards and slowly move out from there. I like to stretch out to 50+ yards any time I can. Practicing at 25 yards makes 5-7 yards seam easy.
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    Seven and fifteen yards, typically. Probably mostly 7 yards though.
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    I practice about 90% of my shots at 5 yards and 7 yards. Both from holster and from low ready. Most of the time I do a "slow" double tap. I'm no expert, but I was a LEO for 8 years. We trained from 25 yards and closer, including 3 yards.

    Three yards technical is as follows: with your sidearm holstered and your hand on same, draw and fire three shots to center of mass in one and one-half seconds. (1.5 seconds). Do NOT extend your arm when drawing, and do NOT use your off hand. I always put my off hand behind my back and press my shooting arm against my side to steady the sidearm.

    IMO, three, five, and seven yards are most practical for self defense pistol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpyoldcomputerguy View Post

    Three yards technical is as follows: with your sidearm holstered and your hand on same, draw and fire three shots to center of mass in one and one-half seconds. (1.5 seconds). Do NOT extend your arm when drawing, and do NOT use your off hand. I always put my off hand behind my back and press my shooting arm against my side to steady the sidearm.
    Sounds very similar to training exercises I had years ago. We placed our off hand and arm diagonally across the chest. I don't recall the time limits.
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    I use an indoor range so all my handgun shooting is “unsupported”. Just 2 hand holds - I tend to use a modified Chapman grip. The Chapman being a modification of the Weaver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokewagon View Post
    Sounds very similar to training exercises I had years ago. We placed our off hand and arm diagonally across the chest. I don't recall the time limits.
    I "assume" lol, that is or was a standard sidearm training for LE agencies. I do not know it they still do that. In my experience, it was one of the most likely distances for an encounter.
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