Just found an interesting website designed for teaching skills needed in gun/shooting games. It has several drills, including one that allows you to draw and dry-fire at a target against a timer. Anyhow, seemed pretty educational. Put on your 'bear gun' and see how you do. It is interesting to see the difference between our perceptions and reality. Are you fast enough to get your gun out when you need to, before it is too late? Give it a shot and see.
Post up how you do, there aren't really any wrong answers. If you want to get real crazy, throw a shotgun over your shoulder and see if you can make time.
I have been playing with a Redhawk in a homemade holster, and running the standard target at 50% size, dry firing from just a few feet away. Anyway, with that combo, I am getting times of 1.9 seconds from hands hanging at sides to the gun snapping on the center of the target. FWIW, a good draw and shoot speed with reaction time is considered to be 1 sec or less from an open holster.
It would be interesting to see how everyone does with their various combinations of gear. Chest holsters, long barrels, etc. Post 'em up! Go to the Draw at the Beep drill and set a time. The buzzer will beep once, signalling start, and then again when your time is up. If you have the sights lined up on the target and have fired before the second beep, you've made that time. See what you can do 5/10 times or so. I am guessing the beep is .1 second long, so if you snap during the second beep, then you would probably be .1 second higher than your time.