|Position 1 - Accessing the gun|
|Position 1 - Acquiring the grip|
Position 2: In Position 2, the firearm is drawn and rotated to face the threat. The rotation allows you to engage the threat if you are in a close quarters situation and don't have the room to push all the way to Position 4. If your firearm comes equipped with a manual safety, it should still be on in this position unless you are actively engaging a threat. In Position 2, your support (non-firing) hand should be indexed somewhere out of the way of your draw. I personally prefer placing it in the center of my chest once I am done moving my cover garment.
|Position 2 - Drawing the gun|
Position 3: In Position 3, your support hand meets up with your firing hand and your full firing grip begins to take shape. Your muzzle should be pointed straight in the direction of your target or a little lower. I don't recommend having the muzzle pointed upward. Position 3 is also referred to as the "retention position" and you can fire from this position if necessary. As in Position 2, shooting from this position is only recommended for close quarters situations. Your finger should still be indexed alongside the frame, and any manual safeties engaged.
|Position 2 - Rotating the gun|
|Position 3 - Support hand meets for firing grip|
|Position 4 - Full extension|
I highly recommend practicing the draw and re-holster with a dry pistol. Start by practicing step by step, but be sure to focus on smoothing out the steps into a fluid motion to maximize efficiency. Avoid "bowling" the draw - moving in a bowling motion from Position 1 to 4, skipping Positions 2 and 3. "Bowling" eliminates the possibility of close quarters firing, and presents your firearm to the threat with only your firing hand gripping the gun, leaving it vulnerable to a grab.
It takes a lot of dry practice to build solid habits, but by focusing on your technique each and every draw, you will see improvement.