Engaging multiple targets

Engaging multiple targets

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    Engaging multiple targets

    There have been a couple of posts and a video posted where a single good guy is put into the position where he must engage multipe bad guys.

    My questions are these:

    If faced with say three bad guys all armed with handguns how would you engage them?
    Everybody gets some and come back?
    One gets multiple rounds til he goes down then move onto the next one?
    Would the type of weapon you are carrying be a consideration?

    Personally each would get some and then come back to whomever is left standing/moving/still a threat.
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    It seems that I read somewhere, ( it might had been from Ayob?) that no one gets seconds until all have had one. ( I may have spelled his name wrong but you know who I mean I hope LOL)
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    Id engage the first targets at once with dual headshots, with my custom 1911's, one in each hand. Then put two rounds into the third guys head, simultaneously of course. Shooting two pistols at once isnt so bad with a little training you can hit two different targets at once. I learned all this from watching action films of course, also Id be wearing my mall ninja vest rated for multiple hits from. 338 mag, just in case the bg nerves were twitching and I wouldnt catch a stray round from their weapons. All in a days work here at the mall.
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    Multiple threats! No thanks, I'd rather not.
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    IMHO once you draw or start to fire I am willing to bet the BG are going to be ducking and covering and running away. Get off the X and squeeze buttock tight because it is going to go bad very quickly.
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    Box drills. Done. And as far as selecting which target to go after first, you shoot at the target that presents the biggest threat to you. I.E. Obviously shoot the guy thats 10 feet away as opposed to his buddy who is 20 feet away. And when it comes to shooting at a guy with a knife and a guy with the gun, I would choose the guy with the knife... the gun is only dangerous on one end and he is under just as much stress as you now that you have leveled the playing field with your own gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slidewayz240 View Post
    Box drills. Done. And as far as selecting which target to go after first, you shoot at the target that presents the biggest threat to you. I.E. Obviously shoot the guy thats 10 feet away as opposed to his buddy who is 20 feet away. And when it comes to shooting at a guy with a knife and a guy with the gun, I would choose the guy with the knife... the gun is only dangerous on one end and he is under just as much stress as you now that you have leveled the playing field with your own gun.
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    You should have posed this question to Josey Wales.
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    Granted it's been almost 20 years, but when I was doing my pistol qualifying in the Air Force, the directions were "two shots to the chest, move to the next target".

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    It depends.
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    Double Tap x 3

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    Seems most people look at this as a 'stand and deliver' exercise.

    Move, Move, Move!

    If you GOTX, there is a good chance to get at least one BG between you and the others as a sort of cover/concealment. Then you can worry about 1 at a time.

    Again, it all depends on positioning. But it does upset the OODA loop.

    It works well in FOF drills*.



    *(Yeah,Yeah, I know - few really see the value of FOF training or have the time/resources...)

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