I went shooting with an old high school acquaintance. The guy’s a born marksman. His first time shooting the Performance Center Smith & Wesson 686, he stacked three shots on top of each other at ten yards. He compensated. The next one was to the left of the bull. The next one to the right of that. The last one hit dead center. And then we talked about and practiced self-defense shooting. “What do you do after the bad guy’s down?” he asked me. “Do you shoot him again?” Is he in your house? Where are you? Where are the kids? Is he holding a weapon? Have you scanned for other threats? Can you see? What’s your wife doing? How many bullets do you have left? Do you even know? It struck me that marksmanship is a relatively minor—if mission critical—part of armed self-defense. And if it is, the bad guy’s not going to stand still with his shoulders square onto you. So . . . how important is target practice anyway?