Suarez: Alternatives To The Face Shot

More on mindset and killing.

For educational purposes only.

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9 responses to “Suarez: Alternatives To The Face Shot

  1. Was it Mr. Mosby that coined, “hips and heads my dear hips and heads”?

    Part of my PMI to newbies

  2. Once again, Suarez is correct.

  3. Randolph Scott

    Suarez teaches the right stuff.

  4. revjen45

    Reminds me of the scene in the flick about Judge Roy Bean in which Bad Bob comes to town to dispatch His Honor. While BB shouts invective in front of Bean HQ the scene shifts to the loft across the street where JRB
    sits with a scoped rifle. POW and BB drops like a sack of rocks, shot in the back. A bystander notes “He nevber had a chance,” to which His Honor replies “Nope, never did.”
    When it’s a matter of life or death there’s no room for chivalry.

  5. Great article, thank you. I would also add, please learn to hunt and go hunt and kill a decent sized mammal (deer, bear etc). I’ve never killed another human being and really don’t want to but I think hunting is an important skill . The first time I put a deer in my sights was a big moment for me, I had to consciously decide to take his life. There was a millisecond (time slows down sometimes and this was one of them) where I had to acknowledge I was going to kill this animal. I did and he dropped 2 feet from where he’d stood. This kind of thing may be helpful to you someday.

  6. HHH Old Vet.

    Every “No Reflex Kill” is like dropping a bag of rocks. May all your headshots Rock On!!

  7. Alfred E. Neuman

    by thoughtfullyprepping
    There’s been a few comments about head shots to deal with a body who is packing an IED.
    Only how close is dangerous if that device goes off.

    As a basic rule of thumb, within 50 feet (15 m) is the kill distance when a carrier detonates. If you are beyond that, you may get away with being severely injured.
    Yet in a building or subway packed with people, it doesn’t take a lot of BOOM to cause devastation from the primary effects of a blast i.e. overpressure, flame, let alone intentional shrapnel damage and harm caused from building debris.

    NOTHING is set though, it all depends on the quality of the explosive, the construction and content of the device i.e. bearings, wire, nails. The surroundings i.e. the fabric of the buildings, relative altitude of the device to you, if anyone is in front of you to absorb material and blast, and Mother LUCK!

    Yet sometimes the “safe” distances quoted by the experts to keep everyone from harm may be unattainable (if not a bit fanciful).
    As an example, quoting from http://www.respondersafety.com regarding stand-off and evacuation distances.
    A Suicide Belt weighing 10 lbs (4.5 kg)
    In a building the recommended stand-off range is 90 ft (27 m)
    How the hell you can achieve that quickly in a building escapes me and, of course, it is totally dependent on the fabric of the building.
    Outside they quote 1,080 ft (330 m).
    To complete the series:- A Suicide Vest weighing 20 lbs (9 kg)
    Internally the stand-off range is 110 ft (34 m), externally that distance is 1,360 ft (415 m)

    At 330 and 415 metres, visually I couldn’t positively identify a body packer without a damn good scope and generally speaking your unassisted eye definition at those ranges is ‘variable’ to say the least. As an example

    Feet Yards (m) Visual Features
    300 100 (91) You’ll recognise a face
    600 200 (183) You’ll just see a face
    900 300 (275) You won’t be able to clearly identify hands
    1200 400 (366) You may see large leg and arm movement
    1500 500 (458) You’ll see them move but colour definition is lost
    1800 600 (550) It’s moving, and apart from that, very little detail.

    A head is about 6 inches (16 cm) wide.
    Of course all you super shooters will achieve that 101% of the time at 300-400 yards.
    I like to dream too.
    At best, today, my average is 3 MOA.
    At 100 yards (90 m) that’s 3 inches thus doable.
    At 300 yards, 10 inches. That’s doubtful.

    Only I’m still way sceptical at loosing off at ANY range as the IED could be triggered by a bullet’s impact, the subsequent shock of the fall, or a ‘dead man’s switch’.
    Me thinking that some devices use home-brew explosives like TATP which can be very unstable.

    You’ve also got three major problems to consider before taking a shot.
    Isolating the carrier without prompting a detonation
    Clearing everyone away without prompting the carrier to detonate
    And putting decent cover between you and the carrier as you shoot.
    All that takes time. Someone on a remote trigger would negate that.

    So is all the B.S. about headshots actually worth lip service?
    The premise behind the thinking is a central nervous system shot will prevent the carrier from detonating. Sounds great doesn’t it.

    Right up until you consider what happens next.

  8. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.