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Old 08-19-2017, 16:44   #1
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Another invention of the Rhodesian conflict era, this is a double tap to the body and then one to the head (just to make sure).

I saw a video about this tactic's origin which said the Rhodesian solder came upon a Cuban fighting on the other side with body armor at close range. He double tapped him but with the armor he did not stop until the head short which then and thereafter became the standard for CQC. I don't know why it would be limited to a pistol except maybe that a rifle bullet will penetrate body armor.

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Old 08-19-2017, 19:57   #2
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Head shot will always end the debate. Tough to do until close-up, but if successful, works.
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I don't know who does this kind of shooting besides in the movies. I think it's strickly a training thing. In all my experiences either witnessing or my own encouters, any time a gun is fired is a headshot. I think in real life most people don't want to fire more than they need to to save bullts and to reduce the noise amount so usually if you were into that kinda work you will just train and be very good at doing one shot to the head and it doesn't matter if you are in motion or standing still cause most of those situations are close like within 50 feet or so otherwise there is normally a sniper for any long distance stuff.
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my mantra is aim small miss small and i practice 2 to the head 1 to the chest.this works well for me.never leave the house without your arms .
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The Mozambique Shooting Scenario goes back to the 1800's when the British had trouble with doped up local tribesmen on the island of Mozambique. Later on, when our troops had trouble in the Philippines with Moro tribesmen, our guys went to doing 2 to the chest and 1 to the head as well. The 2 + 1 shooting technique has been around for many years.

In Viet Nam, our guys would do a burst of auto fire to the chest and a burst to the head. That replaced the 2 + 1 shooting pattern. You would end up with like 4 or so rounds to the chest and 3 or 4 rounds of small bore rifle rounds to the head. Some modern day tactical police or SWAT type teams still practice the 2 + 1 shooting techniques.
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