I suppose getting the weapon pointed in a safe direction then making it safe might be a good first step.
Assuming the shooter is wearing boots,it might matter how much blood is coming out of the boot.
Assuming bones are broken,ripping a boot off may start bleed that was not happening yet.The boot and sock might be as good as anything for stabilizing till the pros arrive if there is not serious bleeding.
Each situation will be different.
Its better to not shoot the foot.
Last edited by HiBC; July 3, 2012 at 02:13 AM.