if at eye level and with both hands, in order for it to be ANY faster than an aimed shot (by a good hand at such aimed fire) With one hand, at shoulder ht, 3m, and if fired from retention, about 1m is the range limit. Longer ranges mean you have to slow down, or you MISS. If you slow down even .15 second, you COULD have aimed that shot, or at least confirmed that the front sight was superimposed on his chest. Seeing that flash of the front sight suffices to hit the 10" circle of the chest vitals, to 5m or so. At 10m, not only do you need to see both sights, you need fairly precise control of the trigger, too, or any hitting you do will be just LUCK. This has been proven, again and again, with leatherslaps , ccw, when the shottists are required to pivot, to left and right, 90 and 180 degrees, and where different hand start positions are used. These realistic requirement remove the bs "set' start positions that let the point shooters, THINK that they are faster than the aimed fire shooters, at longer ranges than I listed above. Yes, you can be SLOW and point hit rather well, but what's the POINT? The ONLY reason to point shoot is being unable to aim. Sine the Advent of readily available luminous sights, there's no reason to NOT aim, beyond 10 ft or so, and you'd damned well BETTER aim.