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Discussion in 'News Articles' started by TxMongrel, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

    Jan 22, 2018
    Big Country
    I think its called the zipper effect. Start at the groin... 2nd shot should be gut, 3rd about chest and 4th should be the head. Natural recoil of the rifle makes it easy to work your way up.

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  2. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Mar 19, 2008
    Kerr County
    Hurts just thinking about it! :(
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  3. Glenn B

    Glenn B Active Member TGT Supporter

    Sep 5, 2019
    Texarkana Area
    Never heard of the "zipper effect" but it was called "vertical tracking" when I was taught it and when I taught it to others at my agency. Same thing but my agency usually preferred to use terms that sounded more professional than zipper effect. In addition, we were also taught to shoot at the pelvic area due to the possibility of body armor being worn by an assailant; of course that did not preclude also shooting center mass. Pelvic shots were said to be quite effective in helping to stop an assailant. They were also preferable to taking head shots as the pelvis is usually much easier to hit than the head; the head often is one of the most difficult targets to hit due to movement.
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  4. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

    Nov 22, 2011
    I suppose if a .45 broke my pelvis I'd be highly motivated to stop what I was doing and lie down. :)
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