I carry a HK USP .40
Glock 23 .40
Glock 23 .40
When wheel guns lock up they become hammers. The ones I have had stop shooting were issue guns that were not maintained right and ammo issues.
I am a relative newbie. My always carry is a Kahr PM 9 in a UBG IWB holster. I have just recently started practicing my draw, but started with my XD 9 in a OWB holster. Just using snap caps in the house so far, but I think I do pretty good, my average draw and shoot time is usually under 1 second. (My best time surprised me at only 0.6 seconds but that only happened once. The big question? With snap caps I don't know if I would have hit a barn.
A friend decided to time me at the range today with my Kahr, but he wanted to time me through 5 shots. He said he read that a good time was five shots in 5 seconds including the draw. Range was 21 feet and he pinned up a 4 X 5 inch paper. I got 4 of five in the 4X5 in 4.93 seconds. I missed the first shot.
To be honest I think I was very lucky to get 4 of 5 in that small a target with my small Kahr although it would not have shocked me with either my 5 " 1911 or 4" XD 9. Heck I'm lucky to hit that small a target 4 out of 5 with no time constraints and careful aiming between shots with the tiny Kahr.
What I don't know is if that is good, bad, or average as I had only been timing the first shot with a snap cap.
How do you practice drawing and shooting? What distance, what size target and what is a good time?
I can't say that. I had the sweetest S&W Mdl 38 Airweight years ago on which the firing pin bushing would back out after the first two shots. Seems the action of the primer pushing back would back up the bushing, and by the third shot the first two primers...having failed to reset because of the backed-out bushing, and being allowed to remain sticking out a few thousanths from the rear of the cartridge case...were binding on the pan as the cylinder turned for the next shot. Made me very unhappy. Little bugger, with a 2" barrel!, would shoot 10-rings all day long.All of the problems I've had with my personal wheel guns has been ammo related.