OlBill wrote:Head shots are much easier said than done.
I guess I must have had some unusual training. I have been taught that the correct failure drill is actually four shots for this very reason. The first two to the center of the chest, with the third round to the head if possible. But that you should immediately transition downward and ut a fourth round into the pelvis area, and a little tot he side so it hips one of the hips off-center if possible. I forget where I was taught this, and I am guessing it was SAPD, but I could be wrong. IIRC, the instructors noted how hard a target to hit the head shot is (especially if the target is moving), and they pointed out the hips can be much more effective in actually stopping a threat because of the way they can drop a person to the ground (moving his base out from under him causing to to be off balance and fall). This seems to make sense to me. It also helps disprove the allegation that you were shooting to kill, but emphasizes the shooting to stop the threat.