2. No, he has in hand whatever he felt was gonna win him the battle, otherwise refer to the Link image in Standard Equipment. That's not how it works.
3. So you legit want to argue two characters who can move in the same speed, have a distance of 60 metres between them, and character A will stand there like an idiot and will still be slower in pulling out a thing out of his backpocket, while character B RUNS 60 METRES AND BLITZES HIM BEFORE HE CAN DO ANYTHING.