(Evaluating a shooter be it an instructor or student must be honest and accurate. It can’t crush them though. We must have tact.
We must create shooters who are competent and confident in what they can do Performance wise consistently and also what they can’t.
What they can’t do, they (should?) strive to learn; or they should learn to plan around their deficiencies.)
We all must do these things!
The Dude meant well. He did. But folks get guidance on gunfights from people who truly understand the level of skill required and the true nature of gunfights.
If you have adequate cover, you may be able to go his speed. Even then maybe not. There are lots of things that could make situation require both speed and accuracy.
If you can go slower, that is usually good. But if you must go faster and cannot, that is way bad.
Note on Over-Training:
Over training is a tool for making improvement to essential skills. It can be counter productive and is not recommended for new students.
It has several concepts, methods of conduct that it employs.
My bottle cap drills are over training. That level of precision and speed combo are quite likely, nothing is 100 percent sure, never going to be required. So it is over training.
If the over-training induces bad habits, it is counter productive. This is usually on an individual basis. But if training logic is flawed, then it should not be implemented at all.
What this means in part is that as of now I cannot currently do that shot everytime at “speed.”
I can do it most every time, but not EVERY time.
Know your limits.
Do not exceed your limits.
Proceed with caution. Speed is often dangerous in itself, precision too for that matter.
Don’t ever forget it is always better not to have to even touch a dang gun.