Guys, I was practicing yesterday out on the open range doing all kinds of fun hip shooting and I noticed I shot better than the other people there, yet I was firing from the belt level at speed with me drawing, concealed, and quite a bit of it was at 15 yards. So it occurred to me this. I know we all talk about point shooting .vs. sighted fire, or 'MT', front sight focus, 'flash sight picture', or stances like Weaver, Chapman, Isosceles, Reverse Weaver, or thumbs up .vs. thumbs down on gripping, etc... But in reality it seems to me the technique, or even the weapon, is not as important as how familiar you are with it. Not talking about just being able to clean it, or shoot it abit on a square range, but real familiarity. The familiarity to use the weapon at a moment’s notice without thinking. I suspect some of the low hit rates on the street have to do with this more than anything else no matter what technique is taught or weapon used. Cause you see, I know my hip shooting is an inferior technique, especially at 15 yards, but all the other people there were casual shooters and really they were not truly familiar with their guns. Deaf Wanna kill these ads? We can help!