and poor hits are more common than good ones. Multiple attackers are commonly encountered, too. So your split times better NOT be much, if ANY slower than the .25 second that any punk with a Jennings .22 can deliver. such a pistol is $50, on the street, ammo for practice is cheap and readily available, and ANY hit he gets on you is pretty likely to maim or kill you. HE does'nt have to stop you, for you to have LOST the fight. You have to stop him instantly, or he's likely to ruin your life. He gets to start first, you have to come from behind. Only an idiot like garnad "thinks" being slow is ok in a fight.