Skiprr wrote:Just a note that, if my handgun has to be deployed while I'm at manual-engagement range (i.e., "bad breath distance"), the pelvic girdle is going to be my primary target. Several solid reasons for this, but since TAM (and others on the Forum) had to stand on a range several years ago for an hour listening to me pontificate on the subject--and I don't want to make them suffer again--suffice it to say that I think the old "rock and lock" pistol presentation technique went out with disco. That the pistol is going to stay pressed against my ribcage, unsighted, indexed at a point somewhere between the bad guy's navel and the top of his thighs until I can extricate myself by at least five feet.
Not knowing more about the specifics of the incident, it may very well be that the homeowner went through some of the same training as me during the last 15 years. It sounds ludicrous for that to be a sighted shot (ignoring Hollywood) but could quite realistically happen at contact distances. I wonder how many rounds were fired?
Thank you once again, Houston Chronicle, for giving us nothing but a headline and about 100 vacuous words that tell us next to nothing...then failing to follow-up on the next-to-nothing over a day later.
Yep pretty poor reporting. But you may be correct in that the homeowner had that training, but since it doesn't even say what type of firearm was used, it could be that he used a shotgun, and just shot "low"
I have taught Mrs. Jusme some of the "contact distance" shooting I learned as LEO, with the gun wedged firmly against her ribs, shooting while putting distance between herself and the threat. I still practice it quite often when I can. and most shots do end up in the pelvic area, of the target.