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Subject: double tap reliability
bravoss    5/2/2007 10:33:47 AM
how useful is double tapping with 9mm ammo against the armored target. i understand that when confronted with multiple targets you dont have time to lose and every extra,unneeded shot might cost you life. so the most optimal thing to do is double tap. but i thought about a situation where you encounter armored person and you double tap, then you should assess the situation, but to me it seems pretty risky, those short moments when you stop shooting might cost you life too. friend of mine told me that the best thing is to learn to double tap many times in a row, like you fire two fast shots, than readjust your aim very fastly and then shoot again, and when you master that its good. if there are big chances that double tap wont stop the person why not just shooting bullet after bullet until he falls? isn't it faster to shoot more bullets one after another than repeating the double tap few times? altough there is a reason why the say its good to stop after 2 shots and adjust your aim...
 
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bravoss       5/2/2007 11:27:50 AM
basicly my point was, if you encountered a single armored target and expected that it probably wont go down after a double tap, and you cant do a mozambique drill effectively, would you go for two or more double taps(so you readjust your sight), or just shoot bullet after bullet with no stops continuosly until the target is down?
 
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RockyMTNClimber    Target with body armor = Head shot or run.   5/2/2007 11:48:35 AM
 
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Horsesoldier       5/3/2007 10:57:30 AM

basicly my point was, if you encountered a single armored target and expected that it probably wont go down after a double tap, and you cant do a mozambique drill effectively, would you go for two or more double taps(so you readjust your sight), or just shoot bullet after bullet with no stops continuosly until the target is down?


Shoot controlled pair, assess, proceed to failure drill is needed.  As a protocol it may run into problems if everyone you are fighting is in body armor.  However, it probably bears noting that if you put two rounds center of mass into a guy wearing soft (Level IIIA, etc.) body armor, they're probably headed towards the floor, even if they have not sustained any life threatening injuries. 
 
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bravoss       5/6/2007 5:29:36 PM
Thanks.


 
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