A gun range that prohibits drawing from a holster is like a clothes-on massage. It’s a great experience and all—but not quite great enough. Besides, how can a gun owner possibly train for self-defense without practicing their draw? In the heat of battle, the first guy with the best shot wins. Unless the guy is made out of paper, of course. Fortunately, all the ranges where I practice have no problem with quick draw McFarago. Or, in this case, Andre. My Russian mate’s draw may not be perfect—we had to work on keeping his weak hand out of the action during re-holstering—but I wouldn’t bet against him in battle. How’s your draw and how often do you practice?