Originally Posted by BigO01
I have to completely disagree with jeepcreep927 and eng208 here .
With todays mass murders and thrill killers/robbers I think the 30 yard shot has more validity than playing "Quick Draw McGraw" from a concealed position for your average CCW holder .
The vast majority of times when the person is the main/only intended victim of a holdup unless caught completely unaware because he/she wasn't paying any attention to their surroundings events will often be obviously unfolding negating a , Wild West Fast Gun Slingers skills .
Recently the average civilian faces far more dangers in situations that a long range shots far more probable with the recent Mall , School , Restaurant , and other public venue mass victim shootings ...
I just came in on this thread, so I'm a bit behind on all the conversation... But, let me say this:
The chances of you being in a mass murder situation are FAR less than you being attacked/mugged if you happen to spend any amount of time in public. You also run a greater risk of home invasion/buglary. Look at ANY city's crime logs and see which is higher per capita. The Luby's massacre stories or Mall shooting stories just sound scarier.
This doesn't mean that long shot accuracy is useless. If you can shoot well at a distance, you can probably shoot well up close. Why not plan for any/all scenario?