In the video above, Dom Raso does some game theory on who Rambo should have shot first and whether or not the cinematic victory was even possible. Raso rags on Rambo’s draw, grip and flinch. What he doesn’t mention: Rambo shoots TWO rounds at the first bad guy before serving one dose of lead into the remaining threats. Not necessarily the best plan. Generally, if an armed self-defender faces multiple threats it’s boarding house rules: everyone gets firsts before anyone gets seconds. “You want to slow everyone down as fast as possible,” Armed Response Training gun guru David Kenik tells TTAG. “That way it’s less likely that someone will shoot/stab/attack you while you’re shooting someone else.” Then again . . .
there’s always exceptions to the rule. “Unless it’s perfectly placed, a single shot from a handgun isn’t likely to take out a bad guy. You might want to make sure the most dangerous threat is fully neutralized before moving on to lesser threats, depending on how dangerous each of the threats are . . . John Farnham’s boarding house rules are pretty for multiple equal level threats.”