Originally Posted by bonney
80% of the time, you never have to fire at all, if you get the gun out and visible to the attacker in time for him to see it and stop. 1/2 of the remaininder stop at shots that miss them. The range is almost always well inside 10 yds. over half of the shots fired, never touch the attacker at 7 yds, and at 10 ft, over half of the shots do not strike the vitals. A derringer has better accuracy than most men have with a target auto, when the latter are being shot at. :-)
As a cop maybe, as a civilian I highly doubt the validity of that statement. If I'm pulling my gun I'm shooting, because someone else already had their gun out and ready.