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Old April 22, 2013, 07:49 AM   #5
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Playing Card Standard

While the playing card standard is an authentic way of judging accuracy, it ignores the time factor (and of course the stress factor of someone shooting back.)

I concur with the accuracy standard of six shots into a playing card at 7 to 10 yards being excellent.

I think 2 shots into the center scoring area or head of an IDPA or IPSC target at the same distance in as many seconds is a good "gunslinger" demonstration. With range safety considerations, doing that from a holster draw may not be practical.

However, never lose sight that the standard for Hikok, Earp, Matterson, and others as "man killers" was to walk away.

I offer that while they all had to be good marksmen, their willingness to face death was more important to their survival.
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