No, Mr. LeClair isn’t warning high school students in central Massachusetts not to join their local rifle team. The main man at smartweaponstactics.com‘s suggesting that those of us trained to aim for the center of someone who’s put us in imminent, life-threatening danger should, instead, aim lower. And move our following shots upwards. Mark LeCLair (nothing to do with the Montreal microhouse musician by the same name) calls it the “bottom center” approach (nothing to do with S&M-oriented football players). “The focal point being the bottom of the target combined with the avenue of approach would cause the trigger pull to begin towards the bottom of the target as the bottom centerline approach is being accomplished.” You hurt your what? Let’s try that again . . .
Where would the bullets impact: centerline and between the belly area of the target and the upper chest area of the target. Under stressful situations, this process would create a greater impact percentage than the normal center mass aim point.
Basically, by aiming low, your “flyers” wouldn’t whiz over the perp’s head and shoulders, as they would if you aimed for center mass. Mr. LeClair offers the usual disclaimer—“Smart Tactics is not liable for anyone attempting any of the tactics listed above”—but the question remains: is it a good idea to plan for failure?