After some other forums I have visited and trips to the range, I have to ask this. Who is teaching new shooters to stand with their shoulders square to a target in a combat situation? More and more I see this stance that presents the maximum amount of vulnerable body area to the assailant, almost insuring a disabling injury even if the antagonist simply gets off a lucky shot. I look in amazement at the shooter that holds his pistol sideways at face level, not realizing center mass is completely exposed. Whatever happened to defensive shooting stances? I would hope that I never get into a shootout with anyone, but the best I could ever hope for would be someone that stands square shoulder facing me and giving me the the ideal target.