No, you are not wrong, but as most confrontations take place at very short distances, right in your face, draw and fire comes to mind.
As each fight, with or without guns, in it's self is a single unique incident, you find something that works, and go with it.
I found instant aggression works. And taught same.
Living in Micky's town, Orlando, not frequenting Clubs after 1AM, or Bars, or drinking to much, the chance of getting in to a fight (especially at 77 YOA) is remote.