your split-times have to slow down,or your hits come out of the A zone. Most people can get .25 second splits, on the TORSO someplace, at 6 ft, no problem at all with a decent sized SA .22 auto. With a bit of practice, they can cut that to .20 second. With a bit more practice, and I am talkig a VERY few hours, they can keep such splits on the chest, at 10 ft, with a fairly small, lw SA.22 auto, too. With a few more hours., they can do the same with a good, SA, mediumsized 9mm auto, like the Star BM, too. That is already more time and effort than 99% of the public wants to put into building realistic defensive skills.