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To: Biggirl
FWIW, about a year ago a Freeper posted a link to an article that may be germane to this topic...

The “Center Mass” Myth and Ending a Gunfight

http://forums.gunsamerica.com:80/yaf_postst14_The-Center-Mass-Myth-and-Ending-a-Gunfight.aspx?c=0301

“Lots of people stay in the fight after “center mass” hits, and some even win it... One, two or even several well placed “center mass” shots may not do what you think it will...”

The author,Jim Higginbotham, who has had decades of LEO experience makes the case that even in the case of lethal hits, the perp has enough time to fire back, and in many cases kill people who were waiting to see the effect of their initial hits on target.

As a civilian, I found this article to be a real eye opener, and while it may be old news to those of you in law enforcement or the military (thank you all for your service), I hope you will take the time to read this article. God forbid any of us should get into a gunfight, but this article could be a lifesaver someday.

29 posted on 01/20/2011 6:30:44 PM PST by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: ADemocratNoMore
The author,Jim Higginbotham, who has had decades of LEO experience makes the case that even in the case of lethal hits, the perp has enough time to fire back, and in many cases kill people who were waiting to see the effect of their initial hits on target.

Well, the "myth" comes from movies where people get shot and fall down dead. It just doesn't work that way in real life. It takes ~time~ for people to die in the real world. It's not a pretty thing. But with enough holes in them, they won't be able to put up a fight while it happens. Preferably, large gaping holes.

32 posted on 01/20/2011 7:48:59 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: EdReform

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38 posted on 01/21/2011 1:43:59 AM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: ADemocratNoMore
The author,Jim Higginbotham, who has had decades of LEO experience makes the case that even in the case of lethal hits, the perp has enough time to fire back, and in many cases kill people who were waiting to see the effect of their initial hits on target.

That's why cops are taught to keep firing until the bad guy goes down. Some places, I think they are taught to empty the magazine.

50 posted on 01/22/2011 5:38:41 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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