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Old January 1, 2010, 06:43 AM   #1
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Unintended shot during self defense

Hey everybody,
I have heard of two times where, after a self defense shooting, the person shooting shoots an additional round into the ground unintentionally after shooting the BG. Both stories didn't have a lot of detail about the last shot but I thought it was kind of interesting that a similar thing happened in two different situations. My thought is that their bodies were still very tense after the shooting and reflexes caused the last shot. I would like to hear your thoughts on this.
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Old January 1, 2010, 06:53 AM   #2
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Its a common occurance to have muscle spasms and shakes during both physical and stressful situations.

That is why it is so important to train yourself to keep your finger outside of the trigger guard until you are ready to fire and sear it into your brain in such a way you don't even think about it to do it. IMHO
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Old January 1, 2010, 09:32 AM   #3
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My thought is that their bodies were still very tense after the shooting and reflexes caused the last shot.
Yup. This is why Rule 3 is so very, very important. If the sights aren't on the target, the booger hook shouldn't be on the bang switch.
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Old January 1, 2010, 10:37 AM   #4
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That's why a lot of departments have DAO pistols - aka New York triggers. I've done that a few times at the range (unintended double taps on light trigger SA pistols) through the years and that's without the adrenaline.


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Unintended shot during self defense

Hey everybody,
I have heard of two times where, after a self defense shooting, the person shooting shoots an additional round into the ground unintentionally after shooting the BG. Both stories didn't have a lot of detail about the last shot but I thought it was kind of interesting that a similar thing happened in two different situations. My thought is that their bodies were still very tense after the shooting and reflexes caused the last shot. I would like to hear your thoughts on this.
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Old January 1, 2010, 12:07 PM   #5
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This is also why "get off the X" is so important - in other words, in the initial instants of a gunfight move away from where you were when it started (the "X") while firing. Often a wounded goblin will keep pumping rounds into that location as he drops.
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Old January 3, 2010, 10:58 PM   #6
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the booger hook shouldn't be on the bang switch.

such a way with words, I just love it.
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