:kay: Good postOriginally posted by jdsumner
If the bullets do not disrupt the \'wiring'of the target (central nervous system) you may not get a 1 shot stop. You may have to wait for the subject to cease hostilities from loss of blood (hydraulic failure), or you may have to fire untill the \'drive train'(musculo skelatal) system is damaged to the point the target ceases, cardio failure for lung shots,or a psychological shutdown occurs (dude realizes he\'s been shot, and in accordance with Hollywood, flys rearward and falls). Actually, he just realizes he\'s been shot and reacts as programmed by Hollywood. Deal is, its a crap shoot. That is, I believe, why most instructors teach firing at least more than one shot at the onset of an attack before assessing hits/damage. Or, more precisley, firing untill the threat has ceased all hostile motion.
If there is an instructor in the house, please help me out and correct my errors.
There is much talk of 2 to the chest 1 to the head in case of failure to stop, but the head is a small often moving target. Having suffered a relatively minor pelvic fracture in a fall I can attest to the immobilizing effect of a pelvic fracture. In my mind I keep open the option of shooting for the \"pelvic triangle\", it may not be socially acceptable to shoot for the \"goodies\" but if you need to stop an assault, taking the legs out from under your attacker is something to keep in mindyou may have to fire until the \'drive train'(musculo skeletal) system is damaged to the point the target ceases