Week 3 Wednesday was retention shooting. Moved in closer to my target within 3 feet and practiced what I learned at FPF. Also tried a few times with having offhand just on my chest and out of the way. One time I grabbed my pistol and realized I had my support hand thumb on the slide, which could easily have caused a malfunction, so I just kept my hand off for now.
I noticed that it was pretty easy to get decent hits at that range from retention if I had a base to shoot off of (eg putting magwell against my ribcage). I also had to shoot higher instead of just straight ahead given how high I put my target, the person would have been over 6 feet tall. Great to have anatomical features on the target this close in to get more confidence to shoot faster, especially when I was practicing multiple follow-up shots. Not too hard with side steps either as long as I kept my torso squared up with where I wanted my shots to go.