A gun range that prohibits drawing from a holster is like getting a deep tissue massage with your clothes on. It’s a good experience and all, but not as good as it could be. Besides, how can a gun owner possibly train for effective armed self-defense without practicing their draw from a holster?
When it matters most, the first guy with the on-target shot typically wins. That’s why it’s so important to practice this self-defense fundamental until it becomes second nature and you can do without thinking about it.
Fortunately, all the ranges where I practice either allow everyone to draw from a holster and fire or allow you to qualify to do it after demonstrating basic proficiency and safe gun-handling. And if you can’t find a range near you that will let you draw and shoot, you can always practice the draw and dry fire at home.
If you’re new to guns or concealed carry, you can do a lot worse than taking the advice in the video at the top. And if you take only one thing away from it, make sure it’s the “slow is smooth and smooth is fast” mantra. That and a few hundred (or thousand) good reps will get you on the path to where you want to be.
Once you get your basic draw from open carry down, you can then move on to practicing the draw from concealment. And why not learn from the best . . .
How often do you practice your draw?
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