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This is a discussion on double tap a .45? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by ExSoldier762 A lot of folks agree with you. But what happens if the BG's buddies all show up and wish to discuss ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier762
    A lot of folks agree with you. But what happens if the BG's buddies all show up and wish to discuss the situation with you....?

    Man I thought it would take me longer to hit post # 1000 since I only joined in DEC of 2004. Love this place.
    Reload and Discuss it with them too with 230 grain flying wasps if need be

    Dont worry the next 1k will be faster yet


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    Quote Originally Posted by AZG23
    As far as what you train...I often fall back to the story of the cop who double taps, reloads, doubletaps and reloads..doubletaps and reloads

    the same LEO died in a shootout WITH 3 MAGS WITH 13 ROUNDS IN EACH LAYING NEXT TO HIM and an empty gun. He was so used to doing a double tap and reloading a new mag. That it got him killed...shoot em to the ground.
    Document please.
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    It is necessary to shoot until your opponent is no longer a threat.

    If more than one, one each and PRN.
    Keep the shotgun handy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC135
    Document please.
    no document to support...as stated its is a story..true or not.

    It is often stated that you will do what you have trained to do. Dont practice poor habits....this is my point. Poor training techniques can have a detrimental effect on your health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
    I dont pratice double taps i jsut shoot till i run dry No tac relaods nothign Fancy just shoot the 8+1 and reoad would matter 45 or Hi cap 9mm
    Amen brotha....simple: relax, squeeze, squeeze, and repeat if needed. Regardless of caliber...
    Listen, Think and React.....Nuff Said.....

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    I would double tap or whatever as you train for any gun you are carrying. Personally I like the double tap,but will change it up and double tap some and then empty magazines. Better than gettting in 1 habit or mind set.

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    Excellent thread...great posts! +++Jim Lynch A handgun is not a man stopper. The only double tap (controlled pair, better) that I feel comfortable with is from the 12 ga.

    Heard in debriefing the group of LEO shooters who fired 27 rounds, "but sergeant, that's all we had."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier762
    That would be FRANK? Or Roger?
    Roger! He is also the Master Builder of Habitat for Humanity CoF's. I'd was tempted to call him Jimmy Carter, but he'd kick me out of the club for good!
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier762
    First of all anything worth shooting once is worth shooting TWICE. But you've got to proceed in a tactical fashion so that means when facing multiple opponents, you have to put a round into each threat before going back to clean up and finish up. Think of it like: Everybody gets FIRSTS before anybody gets SECONDS!

    Second the term "Double Tap" is something of a Hollywood creation. There is a correct term but broken down into two components. A fast pair of shots using one sight picture is known as a Hammer while a pair of individually sighted shots is a Controlled Pair.

    OTOH there is the venerable term created by the shooting community but originating from those heady days of the Rhodesian mercenary (remember how the magazine Soldier of Fortune got started?) referring to a technique called the MOZAMBIQUE which is two shots to the chest and one to the head. The domestic term for this comes from the police and is called a Failure to Stop drill or scenario.

    Anything worth shooting once with any caliber is worth shooting twice with all calibers. I can't overstate this fact.
    Damn Ex, I just wrote almost these exact words in another thread.
    You know what they say about great minds, huh?

    No combination of handgun and handgun bullet is going to give you a reliable one-shot-stop. Sometime it might, but most of the time it won't. Depending on distance, close range - hammer, after 7 yards, a controlled pair. If neccessary, do it again and again, reload and do it again. Shoot until the threat is past.

    End of lecture.
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