Some sage shooting advice is sound in theory, but in practice it may not hold water. When it comes to shot placement, there’s a lot of advice out there, but little evidence. Do your aim for the head, or not? When shooting at center mass, is it better to aim for the heart and lungs or the pelvis? Answers to these questions are often contradictory, leaving you unsure what the truth it. That’s where John “Shrek” McPhee comes in.
McPhee, also known as “The Sheriff of Baghdad”, served a in the U.S. Army Special Operations for over 20 years until his retirement from the service in 2011. He has since started his own company, SOB Tactical, focused on training civilians, law enforcement, and military operators. Over the course of his long combat career, he’s seen a lot of people get shot. Listen to the Sheriff of Baghdad as he explains shot placement and his preferred method of taking down targets:
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