Originally Posted by elm_creek_smith
Get caught out in the street, parking lot, or even a mall, and you may see the reasoning for being able to hit a target at 25 yards, especially if the shooter is armed with a rifle.
Would you be standing still and returning fire or would you be moving? If you would be moving, do you practice shooting at targets 25 yards away while GOTX?
Considering the odds of needing to make long range shots with a pistol, I think very little training time should be devoted to it. If someone wants to practice it, so be it, but with training time and energy being limited, it's makes sense to me to allocate the majority of my time to working on skills that have a higher probability of being applicable in likely defense scenarios and keep the long range work to a minimum.