I once read a story in “Guns” magazine by Col. Charles Askins. He was a world champion pistol shot and was working for the Border Patrol.
One day while on patrol he spotted a canvas or some type of cloth covering what he suspected were illegal aliens. He approached them and suddenly someone in the canvas pointed a stick out of it.
Col. Askins thought it was a rifle barrel and instinctively pulled his pistol and fired. Fortunately for everyone he missed. It turned out to be a husband and wife, and not illegals.
Every time I hear someone recommending range time when a person misses a shot or shots in a stressful situation, I think of that trained Border Patrol Agent and world champion shooter.
There is a technical answer to the “Range time” issue. Laserlyte makes a laser which fits in the barrel of a gun. When the trigger is pulled, the noise of the hammer falling causes the laser to emit a ten millisecond beam which appears as a red dot where the bullet would strike.
As a training tool, it is superb. It allows training anytime and anywhere, with no ammo cost, range fees, travel costs, etc.
With one of these and sufficient practice time, close quarter shooting skills will be such that “More Range Time” will become “I love a happy ending.”