Thursday, October 13, 2011

Take Your Time in Gunfight

Research finds that reacting to a movement (e.g. being drawn on in a gunfight) is faster than the initiating movement. In other words, the person who is drawn on (not the one who draws the gun) reacts quicker.

Gunfighter 2 can be 10% faster reacting than if the same person drew his gun first (~21 milliseconds faster than gunfighter 1). Still, unless gunfighter 2 is a better shot, he will probably die because while #2 moves ~21 milliseconds faster than #1, the initiation of #2's movement is ~200 milliseconds.

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