One never knows the where or when of next encounter
I practice from contact to "out yonder" , with handguns and shotguns mostly. Since I tend to shoot shotguns more than rifles, and am a big believer in slugs for SGs...
The "rock style" targets are okay - I feel like I'm "helping" critters and getting quality trigger time if I break the canteloupes/ mellons and such from contact - 100 yds( or "on out yonder") with handguns and SGs...it is benefical to both me and the critters.
Being in the South , well heck anywhere, I can see a problem with today's "concerns", having to shoot "out yonder" to err...satisfy a situation. "Critter Control" with handgun, shotgun or that thutty thutty that is so prevalent down here.