Unlike Miguel, I am going to take the Buffalo shooter’s manifesto at face value until proven otherwise.

I read it and can tell you that several posts will come from an analysis of it.

But I want to hammer home on this point again:


The shooter states that he targeted locations where CCW was prohibited or low.

He chose a location where if people were armed they would be limited to 10 round magazines and not have access to rifles.

He stated he would be wearing level IIIA armor that could defeat the ammunition carried by the guards at Tops Market.

He thought this attack out to minimize danger to himself, and considering that he was taken alive, it worked.

You need to be prepared to fight someone who is wearing armor and knows you will only have a handgun.

You need to start training to put the first few into the pelvic girdle just in case your assailant is wearing armor.

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By J. Kb

7 thoughts on “Again, Aim low”
  1. I’m reminded of https://patents.google.com/patent/US4508508A/en — a patent by Paris Theodore, who developed the notion of “Quell zone”, the parts of the body where a bullet hit will quickly take the target out. And he created targets to train this. They have a picture on the front and the markings of the target zones on the back. The idea is that humans don’t come with scoring rings on their shirt, so you have to know where to hit without that help. Then when you flip the target over it shows how well you did.

  2. Some additional points for the case of ‘Aiming Low on the Torso’. Frist when firearms are brought into the conflict, very few people stand still and don’t move. All parts of the body move far more and with greater amount of movement, than the midsection area. In fact, the midsection moves last, and depending on the physical conditioning of the individual, there is on average about a two to four tenths of a second stationary period that occurs after other parts of the body initially move.

    Secondly, the probability of the bullet ricocheting through more than one bone and or major vascular area, has a much higher percentage between the hip bones area.

    Thirdly, the probability of backbone-spinal damage is very high. Nothing changes the mindset faster than losing range of motion due to extensive nerve damage in the lower spine.

    I have studied hundreds of hours of video footage showing people being shot in the chest and continuing to fight on, firing fatal shots before they die. However, every time the leg or legs of an individual are rendered inoperable, the fight almost always ends or is lost by the victim that have incurred such injuries.

    When tenths of a second are in play, the extra three to four shots on a midsection which moves last, almost always proves to be the lifesaving strategy.

    1. I take it from your explanation that by “midsection” you mean the lower torso (pelvic area) as opposed to “center mass”, correct?

      1. That is the ‘context’ isn’t it? And technically, the midsection is belt-high and not the center chest area—never heard anyone refer to center mass as the midsection….always the area of the belt or belly button.

  3. Interesting read to Disect aint it.
    I aint buyin Mongo Boy wrote all of it.

    There are things in there that stank like Suzie Rotten Crotch.

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