Originally Posted by pacanis
It's technically two to the chest, one to the head. It's call the Mozambique method.
If I recall John Wick (the movie) does a lot of chest shots, then one to the head to finish the job.
I would just practice the method. If/when the time comes I'm sure you will aim at whatever you can see.
Correct method name, and what they started training us when a concern came up about "bad guys" wearing body armor.
Since I've retired, I've also heard of training now where it's not the two to the chest, then if it doesn't stop the threat, one to the head, but to fire center mass, and keep firing, keeping the rounds impacting the threat's centerline till they stop. The recoil will cause upward creep and should line you up from his/her chest to head, if needed.
Under stress, you can't depend on the ability to count rounds. You WILL revert to your training when under stress, so you have to train in that manner to react well, when under it.
Keeping the reversion to training idea in mind, I remember a shootout the local Sheriff's Dept had several years back I got the aftermath info on from a Deputy I knew. Barricaded suspect fired on the Deputies and a reserve (who was an assistant DA). They all did NOT return fire immediately when rounds started coming their direction, but thankfully, did take cover.
They couldn't explain why they didn't immediately respond to the threat until, I BELIEVE (could be wrong) under hypnosis, or maybe just post op briefings, they all indicated they didn't return fire because they were "waiting for the whistle to blow." Apparently their range training required them to hold fire till a whistle blew. As a result, their training was changed. Luckily for our department, we always trained "at will" once the line was hot.
Sorry if this veered off topic a bit, but I just wanted to reinforce the notion about stress causes you to revert to training.