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Old April 9, 2008, 09:43 PM   #23
Deaf Smith
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First off you are talking about a P3AT. That weapon has very poor sights, poor trigger, poor grip, and low power. It is not a precision weapon.

That means precision shots at almost 7 yards is pretty iffy. And with the low power you do need precision shots if at all possible.

The ones suggesting COM are right for the simple reason the P3AT just does not offer much in the way of precision shot placement for CNS (central nerve system) targets. And the 8 shot capacity of the P3AT does not offer a huge firepower abilty to compensate for it's low power.

The bottom line is, go for COM hits. The downside is the attacker may very well pay you back. But who knows, you might luck out.
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