We have all heard it. Functional accuracy all but vanishes when we are stressed. If I have seen it once I have seen it a thousand times. Some guy or girl at the range steady plinking targets, perfect stance, never drawing from their concealed holster. Just burning off ammo, and thinking it is going to help them during their moment of truth. Hopefully that day never comes for anyone. But if it does we, as responsible gun owners, need to train like that day could come soon. Yes, plinking targets at the range is better than letting that gun sit in your drawer while you think about practicing, and yes drawing from your holster and going through drills is better than just plinking targets. But it is always a good idea to occasionally stress your body, and shoot tired, heart racing, muscles aching, because we can not accurately recreate the emotions or physical stresses one encounters during a defensive shooting, so we do the next best thing. We wear ourselves out, then shoot our course of fire. The below picture was taken just doing normal drills. Three rounds from the concealed holster at 15 yards in under four seconds, and four rounds from the concealed holster in under five seconds. I didn't do any failure to stop drills or anything special like that. Just easy basic drills, using the sights. Not point shooting. Then I went and drank a couple coffees, went out back and did suicides for about ten minutes, Did two sets of pyramid pull ups and did push ups till I couldn't do them any more. Went right back inside and did the same course of fire, with the same pistol, and the same number of rounds. Still not too shabby. But as we can see, it was no where near as good as doing it fresh, so just imagine what those groups would be like if I was actually stressed because I thought someone was going to kill me. Practice practice practice.