Out of all the problems that can occur during an actual shooting, these areas are the most preventable, but also can be the most dangerous. Muscle memory of drawing the firearm, changing a magazine, and clearing malfunctions can be developed to the point of unconscious competence. Reaching this level is absolutely critical because under stress, all of the blood in our bodies goes to our core and to protect our organs, draining it from out extremities. This means we lose fine motor skills, and only have gross motor skills…meaning your hands will feel like flippers. The skills have to be solid. Equally important is the ability to recognize when a firearm has run dry. Every gun owner should strive to develop this skill for obvious reasons.