There may be a lot of reasons why two shots to an attacker's vital zone fails to put him down.
Over the time that I worked as a police officer and then as a gunwriter, I have informally tried to determine where, when and by whom fighting pistolcraft began.
Col. Jeff Cooper, a man for all seasons, warrior, scholar, hunter, husband and controversialist, is above all “the father of the modern technique of the pistol.”
Drawing a handgun from a holster and aiming it at a target is typically described as a process involving multiple steps, but it’s worth bearing in mind that some encounters may be too close and sudden to allow the entire sequence to play out.
Forty years after Col. Jeff and Janelle Cooper founded Gunsite, it is now America’s oldest defensive academy, teaching concepts such as the “Modern Technique of the Pistol” and the “Combat Color Code.” The curriculum and number of students may have expanded, but the colonel’s shadow is still cast every day in the Arizona desert.