I got out to my sister's place out in the country today. I did some more seven yard draw-and-fire practice, this time with Buffalo Bore, Federal Fusion, and Winchester White Box "Self-Defense". To be perfectly clear, I step off 7 big paces, and I draw from concealment and fire as soon as the barrel is between me and the target. It's more hip-shooting than "flash sight picture". I draw, get the muzzle between me and the target and fire. Here's my first go with 5 shots of Buffalo Bore 158 High Velocity, 5 of Federal Fusion 158gr, and 5 WWB 110gr "Self Defense".
The extra holes in the cardboard were from me wringing out that Model 10, which will probably go to CCA next week to be Cerakoted. I shot it at 25 yards and my group was in the right side of the target, but I know it was my trigger pull being hampered by the much-too-fat Pachmayr Presentation grips. Anyway, all 15 went into a sheet of 8.5"x11" paper. Not bad for using my cowboy sense instead of a sight picture.
This is a shitty picture of my next 15 rounds, which were 5 rounds of 110gr Winchester, and 10 rounds of 125gr 38spl +p. Again, all on paper, and three rounds in a row went into the ragged spot in the 4 o'clock of the bullseye.
This isn't something you need to spend hours and hundreds of rounds practicing, but it is something you should practice. Time to first shot is a big deal. Where that shot goes is an even bigger deal. And doing this is fun. Now back to work for the week! Some of us don't get the Fourth of July off.