“Perceived Penalty for a Miss” is a psychological factor that may affect your balance of speed & precision.
That is how we at I.C.E. Training Company
talk about the psychological factor that could cause you to hesitate to take a shot that you absolutely can make in a defensive shooting situation. Worrying about missing might also (appropriately) cause you to slow your shooting down or chose not to take a shot at all if the penalty for missing is high enough.