Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Illustrating the...

...importance of shot placement.

Target Awareness

Steve Moses of Bluff Dale Firearms Academy used this image during V's first defensive handgun course to impress upon us the importance of shot placement and bullet penetration. Click in the image for a larger view. Make your own conclusions. Anatomy is what it is.

This image was taken from Amok Australia. If you are at all interested in combative knife martial arts, you might want to click on the image to see what Amok has to offer.

7 comments:

phlegmfatale said...

wow. Visual aids are always helpful!

W W Woodward said...

It would appear that the traditional K-5 Center Mass target area just might need to be adjusted a little.

ExistingThing said...

Missing the brachial artery on the arm side of the armpit. A vulnerable target when punching. Otherwise, a very useful diagram.

Sadly, people underestimate the effectiveness of knives. A criminal with a blade at 20 feet is an immediate threat. Tueller Drill applies even if you don't have a triple retention holster.

JD said...

We did knife drills in Karate class at Black Belt level. We used a washable marker instead of a practice knife so you knew where you got hit. Sums up easy - knife fights are ugly and you will get cut. . . it is just a question of how badly. . .

DirtCrashr said...

We had "knife" fights in Junior High School (German class, Heidelberg duelling?) with such felt-pens - and everybody got marks all over each other.
In college Fencing the lunge was pretty devastating and practically only opposable by a "stop-thrust" or parry-riposte - which would still get you sharing breath and was by no means a complete real-world guaranteed of success.
Winner of a knife-fight goes to the ICU, loser to the morgue.

Mikee said...

I would like another poster, just like this except with somebody who is, say, 80 pounds overweight. I suspect all that flab might make my, uhhh, my friend's, gut a little safer. Its for a friend, really.

Aklestes said...

I would also like to see another poster, maybe including the arterys under the armpits, and also maybe the target standing in a different fighting stance.