Speaking of that "One Perfect Shot"...

Speaking of that "One Perfect Shot"...

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    Speaking of that "One Perfect Shot"...

    As you turn in your driveway, you notice a rough looking van parked at your house. When you get to the back door (normal entry point), you notice your wife is nowhere in sight. This is very irregular so you draw your gun to low ready. Suddenly a BG appears in a doorway about six feet from you, with your wife as a hostage/cover and has a gun but it is not pointed at your wife. The BG is distracted by his partner yelling something and turns his head which puts it right next to your wife's head. Could/would you raise the gun and fire at the BG in this fleeting moment of distraction? Are you confident you could hit the BG without hitting your wife?


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    Yes, I am more confident in my ability then the BG not shooting first.
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    Absolutely. The next sound you will hear is, BANG! THUMP!
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    Yes
    Keep the shotgun handy!!

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    My condolences to your widow. At a moment like this the chemicals in your body will be screwing up every sense you have but one, the sense of sight. Even that turns to tunnel vision. I'm a good shot under normal circumstances, but these are not normal circumstances, and this isn't Hollywood. Maybe you would get lucky but I wouldn't risk it. I have students ask , "why not shoot the gun out of the BG's hand?" That only happens in the movies folks, shoot for center of mass. You'll be lucky to hit that.
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    6' Away

    At 6 feet? ~ Truthfully...I would absolutely take that cake head shot ~ without a problem & without any hesitation.

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    Next loud noise you hear is me... Wonder what the wifes Lifes insurance is worth

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    This situation exemplifies the desirability of having some sorta plan with your spouse.

    For many it might be a shouted (innocuous) keyword at which point spouse slumps to dead weight - enough to surprise BG and put him just a tad off balance - buying perhaps that extra second needed to ''get things done".
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    Wasn't there a similar question to this a couple months ago? Only I don't think it was your wife or home, but the shot sounds familiar.
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    Indeed - I think that thread was based on choice of platform, to achieve the result.
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    Ditto: P95

    This situation exemplifies the desirability of having some sorta plan with your spouse.

    For many it might be a shouted (innocuous) keyword at which point spouse slumps to dead weight - enough to surprise BG and put him just a tad off balance - buying perhaps that extra second needed to ''get things done".


    Very Worthwhile Addition Chris.

    Additionally: You can always get married again but, you'll not often get the chance to take a real life close-up profile head shot on a Bad Guy like that.
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    yep, also my girlfriend is so skinny, alot of the BG would be exposed.lol.

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    Backatcha!!!

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    You could always shoot your wife in the leg to throw the BG off guard.

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    Definitely a shoot the hostage situation.

    ooops! I thought you said EX-wife. :)

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