Always fire when being fired upon
- If you block, your counterattack must be immediate. If you hesitate for even a fraction of a second, it will probably fail. If you must block, try not to think about the block; instead, think about the opening that it will create.
- Create an opening by firing at multiple targets (high, middle, and low), and then increasing the power to the target(s) that that is/are most exposed.
- Usually you will catch your opponent trying to block, thus creating an opening.
Watch the eyes
When an opponent is ready to attack, the eyes will open wider and the pupils will dilate. This is illustrated in the move Tombstone. In the final showdown between Johnny Ringo and Doc Holiday, the camera closes in for close-ups of the gunfighter's faces. Just as Ringo decides to draw, his eyes open wide, which Holiday sees and it allows him to draw a split second faster than Ringo so he is able to kill Ringo.