What type of firearms self-defense training have the folks here had? I'm referring to civilians here, not LE. What type of training would you seek out? Who from? Do the 'safety rules' at many, if not most, ranges inhibit good self-defense training? Here, I mean not drawing from the holster, the requirement to shoot from a static position, (no moving around while you shoot) and only one shot every ten seconds or however many seconds. Do these rules, while they might be good for range safety, and good order, hinder developing good self-defense skills? The question about the rules is a fair one, I believe. Think about it. Do gunfights require not shooting from the draw, or allow only one shot every ten seconds? Do you just stand in one spot in a defensive scenario? I hope that if any of the members here are ever in a gunfight that they move to good cover as fast as they can, shooting, if needed, at their foe while they move. Yet how many of us actually practice this type of shooting? Granted, most of the rules do have a valid, and very rational reason for being in place, but a compelling case can also be made that they inhibit development of self-defense skills. By making rules intended to cover them for the worst shooters, ranges can make it harder for the more skilled shooters to acquire the tools they need. I am fortunate in that I own the range at which I do most of my shooting, so I can practice the skills I need to defend myself. I shoot from the draw, shoot while moving, in multiple directions, and there is no arbitrary limitation on the speed at which I shoot. Of course, the so-called 'square-range' is better than nothing, but the limitations should be recognized.