Range vs real world safety considerations

Another well written, and well reasoned, article on this subject.
Note that Mike Pannone was a part of the same unit where the “This is my safety” while wagging trigger finger bullshit supposedly came from, yet he notes; “Keep your weapon on safe and finger off the trigger until your sights are aligned and you have made the conscious decision to fire….”
While running firearms training for my agency I always endeavored to make thinking shooters, not just people who could shoot a qual and regurgitate rote safety rules.