horselips wrote: »
I don't know if I qualify for a bona-fide 'hoot' or not, but with both my micro-sized pocket pistols, I can perform the 5-5-5-5 drill. That's 5 rounds in a 5 inch circle at 5 yards in 5 seconds. OK, now that I'm older, and on a bad day, maybe 6 or 7 seconds. But most often I can do it in 5. The ergonomics of the Taurus 738 are so good (and so much better than either the Keltec P3AT or the Ruger LCP) it's actually pretty easy to do, and yes, even with the NAA Mini Revolver it's usually not a problem unless my arthritis flares up.
No, I don't practice much for longer distances - 7 yards is max. Shooting someone further away than that might be problematic to my local D.A. And I don't practice diving on the ground and rolling while shooting at a moving target. Nor do I bother shooting with my weak hand, or trying to change magazines or rack the pistol's slide with one hand. None of that worst-case-scenario stuff. I'm not the guy to call when a flash mob or rioters or terrorists strike. But for straight-up CQB with a mugger or two at my ATM, or a carjacker, or an unsuspecting mass shooter going postal at my favorite restaurant, theater, Lodge or wherever, I might be just what the situation called for. If not, se la vie.
Do I get a 'hoot?'
(Didn't think so.)
bisley wrote: »
Hoo-Hooot. More power to you for doing whatever the hell you want to do, in spite of what the experts say. I'm not an expert - I just think that inexperienced shooters can't hit jack-shiite with a subcompact.
breamfisher wrote: »
I think this is way more common than folks thing. Kinda like Bigslug's recounting that 75% or so of drivers think they're better than average....