Jim, you have such a way with words.:biglaugh:The question could cover a lot of ground. One does not know whether the term "double tap" is referring to a Controlled Pair, a Dedicated pair or a Hammer????? Of course anyone can call anything what they like, even some folks who should know better have picked up the term "double tap".
If just referring to automatically firing 2 shots (no matter which of the above techniques are used) then there is still controversy. No doubt, few people would today advocate the firing of just one shot in a lethal encounter with a handgun - there are simply too many failures on record with torso hits, even with good lung area hits, indeed even with heart shots, to stake your life on the odds of one shot working.
Indeed, based on actual results, it is clear that 2 good hits, even with the 5.56mm rifle, are often not sufficient to stop a fight instantly and there are many top flight trainers who now teach the "Non Standard Response" of shooting from 3 to 7 rounds as a reflex (the "Standard Response" being to fire two shots as a default).
Definitely worth thinking about.
you made the list buddy!It would be worthless without being shown proper technique. There's actually a lot involved from sight picture to trigger management to recoil control and a few other things. Kinda like those instructions I mail ordered. "How To Build An Atomic Bomb". I lack the necessary background to make sense of the instructions.
Heh, I type that as a joke, now I'll wind up on some alphabet agency watch list.
1st, thank you for your service!!!Wan't there some old story floating around about a Texas Ranger saying the way to do it was to "shoot them down to the ground"? <snippage>