the el prez was instituted by Jeff cooper as an evaluative standard. It is SUPPOSED to be shot from realistic concealment, (ie, under a shirtail) using a lw, compact gun, and powerful ammo. You start facing UP range, your hands in "surrender" position, with your back to 3 man torsos. they are 10 yds from you, and they are SUPPOSED to be spaced 3 yds apart, edge to edge. On signal, you pivot, draw, hit all 3 men 2x each, reload, and repeat, for a total of 12 shots. When this is done with realistic gear and conditions, 7 seconds is VERY fast.