Somehow, I think that the guys who claim they would draw and fire before the BG could pull the trigger, or who could fake him, would be a little less sure of themselves if they really were facing a gun. I think they would be saying "Yes, sir, sir, what do you want, sir?" if they were not too scared to even talk.
Jim (who does not claim that he would be any better)
P.S. Real BGs don't stand around pointing a gun, exchanging witticisms, and waiting for you to fool them, practice your fast draw, or demonstrate your unarmed combat techniques. They take John Wayne's advice and just shoot you.