SHOOT Run Hide Fight
1: Shoot: If you have a firearm with you, a clear line-of-fire, and reasonable expectation that there are no other people behind the assailant, carefully (but quickly) aim and fire your weapon until you are out of ammunition. Aim for the center of mass, unless you suspect or observe the assailant is wearing body armor. In that case, take more careful aim, and deliver your firepower to the head of the assailant.
Several shots center of mass regardless. If he’s wearing body armor it’ll still hurt and disorient him for a few seconds. Then go for the head if he’s still standing.
I STILL say “front sight”...
Read Ayoob. I think the actual sequence, IIRC, is 1)COVER, 2)Concealment, 3) then engage. Clear your mind of everything except front sight. Ayoob wrote that when they studied quite a number of LEO shootings many of the skilled shooters had struck the assailant’s weapon or weapon hand. After interviews they realized that THAT was what the guy was looking at. Like you say, Laz, center mass, front sight.
Unless you have a workplace like mine that is a victim zone. No weapons on premises and they will throw you off staff if you violate policy. Once a doc is thrown off staff at one hospital it is virtually impossible to ever get privileges at another hospital. So we are a victim only zone......and all the potential bad guys know it.
Unfortunately for a lot of us, there are multiple other places people work that have the same policies, including schools and government buildings. All you can do is tell your next of kin to sue the place of employment if something happens to you because of that policy. If I owned a business I would encourage employees to carry.
and after Trayvon . . . Slip Away . Live to fight another day.