Double taps (a.k.a., closely paired groupings) are a lot of fun. And Sturmgewehre unleashes them as quickly as any cowboy action shooter I’ve ever seen. That said . . . if the gunslinger’s thinking about self-defense, he might want to slow down and modify his draw. Although it’s nearly impossible to see without pausing the video, Sturmgewehre’s weak hand meets his gun hand on the way out to his final stance. For self-defense purposes, you want the hands to meet-up closer to his chest and then push out, rather than join hands mid-push. In a combat situation you may need to NOT to push the gun out, keeping it close to your chest for better retention or negotiating a corner. More importantly . . .
Training yourself to have one ballistic stimulus – response pattern (draw = double tap) is not a great idea, strategically speaking. You want reflexive gun-handling and marksmanship. But you want to be able to THINK about what you’re doing. How many shots do I need to put where when? Do I even need to shoot?
A combat vet recently told me he was in “pure reactive mode” the first few times he was in the thick of things. By the fourth time, he could reload a mag while considering his next move—with bullets flying nearby.
“Most shooters inoculate themselves to low-level stress,” he said. “Combat is always high-level stress. If you really want to be prepared for an attack, you need to practice under higher stress.”
At the end of the string, Sturmgewehre does a double tap on the right target and a single shot on the left. An ideal exercise: have someone call out which target to hit with a specific number of shots. “One shot right, two shots left.” Also, “Two shots right, no shots left” (where the shooter acquires the left target but holds fire with his finger off the trigger).
Bottom line: it’s more important to practice doing simple shoot / no shoot and multiple target drills than become Quick Draw McGraw and/or put two bullets in the same hole. Lest we forget, putting two rounds through the same hole is not as lethal as making the the bad guy leak in two places.