In one of life's little sychronicities, I was just talking last night to Yenta about the fact that most LEO marksmanship skills are poor to non-existent in a gun fight. That is, not their ability to punch paper but rather their ability to take down a man in a gun fight. The corrolary to this is that if you are going to hit a man with something, hit him with something that COUNTS, i.e. does not deposit its energy on the wall behind him, WHERE it counts.
My thanks to Brother Key for forwarding me this FBI Academy PDF document. (Warning: Graphic autopsy photos.)
** Determined individuals can sustain MANY gunshot wounds in areas that produce great PAIN and continue to fight a LONG time, even without the aid of drugs or alcohol.
** Shot PLACEMENT is everything in a gunfight and ALWAYS the key to stopping a threat effectively.