In the video below, a man in far better shape that your humble correspondent (inventor and poster boy for the term OFWG) shoots and reloads his GLOCK twice. Quickly, too. The first problem here is the same one that bedevils millions of shooters. One that I’ve repeated millions of times, but bears repeating . . .
He stands still.
I can’t imagine a real world self-defense scenario where it’s a good idea to stay planted and unleash that many rounds. After all, you can only fire at someone if they pose an imminent, credible threat of grievous bodily harm or death. In which case, they’re extremely likely aggressing towards you.
In which case, you need to GTF out-of-the-way first. Or, at the least, at the same time as you’re unleashing a ballistic response. And definitely towards cover (an object that stop bullets) or concealment (an object that hides you). Remembering that a moving target — you — is harder to stab, shoot, pummel or rape than a stationary one.
If you’re stuck practicing at a square range (i.e., within lanes), that’s a problem. You’re training yourself to shoot from a stationary position. If, like our friend Glock Gun 4U, you’re outdoors, once you’re reasonably good at hitting what you’re aiming at, there’s no reason NOT to practice shooting and moving.
As for his stance, that “head down between your arms” position is called “turtling” (for obvious reasons). Bad idea. It adds little to your accuracy at the expense of severely limiting your peripheral vision. Turtling makes it extremely difficult to ID other threats, escape routes and cover/concealment options.
And it’s slower. You don’t see professional shooters hunker down when the timer beeps; a situation where every millisecond counts. Shooters who wear multi-focal glasses note: turtling forces you to look out of the top part of your specs. That may be good for target acquisition, but it sucks for getting a good image of your handgun’s sights.
Bad shooting habits are born and made. Unmaking them, training yourself to get off the X and maintain a proper posture, is critical to your survival in a defensive gun use. You have been warned.