Again, as I said, do whatever makes you happy.
If however you are just shooting paper targets, you are NOT training in a defensive manner. It is better than nothing, but it ignores the most important components of personal protection.
You may do other things that you haven't voiced here but I can only rely on what you have written.
If you don't like the way it's voiced, I can't help you with that.
If you are satisfied about the way you train, then my opinion should be the last thing in the world you should be concerned with.
However the fact that you've chosen to dissent indicates that you feel the need to justify what you do or you question it. If its justification, then refer to my above comment. If its because you have questions, simply read what's offered here for free, take what you like and discard the rest.
I'm simply here to help people prepare for violent confrontations and I give them the best advice I have based on my experience.
If it doesn't jive with your philosophy or goals, then feel free to discard it.
Again, you and your family are the only ones who have to live with the consequences of your decision.
I'm mostly just posting to stop studying for my finals tommorow Please help me stop. You wouldn't believe how much time I waste doing this.
I understand what you are saying and think your philosiphy is good. Some people however can't for whatever reason train to the level of what you are talking about.
I would shoot more than paper if I could but that's what the range permits or cans and what not if they are on the birm. I try to practice what I can do like mag changes, double taps, etc etc. I'm not trying to justify anything as I said there is no doubt I am not as ready as someone who trains like you. There's still lots to be said for any individual IMHO who practices regularly as they are able to.