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21st Sep '16 11:40:03 PM erforce
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* Seems to be favored by Keyser Soze in ''The Usual Suspects''; although he doesn't make the connection as he says it, Kujan reveals that this is also how [[spoiler: Edie Fineran]] was killed.

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* Seems to be favored by Keyser Soze in ''The Usual Suspects''; ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''; although he doesn't make the connection as he says it, Kujan reveals that this is also how [[spoiler: Edie Fineran]] was killed.



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* In [[VideoGame/NaziZombies zombie mode]] in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'', there is the Double Tap Root Beer item, which causes every pull of the trigger to fire two rounds, even when using pump action shotguns or bolt action rifles. While doubling your rate of fire sounds fun, scarcity of ammo can to push this into AwesomeButImpractical.

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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''
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In [[VideoGame/NaziZombies zombie mode]] in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'', mode]], there is the Double Tap Root Beer item, which causes every pull of the trigger to fire two rounds, even when using pump action shotguns or bolt action rifles. While doubling your rate of fire sounds fun, scarcity of ammo can to push this into AwesomeButImpractical.



** ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty 4]]'' and ''World at War'' multiplayer had a perk named "Double tap", which caused every weapon you had - even one taken from an enemy - to fire slightly faster.

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** ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDuty4ModernWarfare Call of Duty 4]]'' and ''World ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar World at War'' War]]'' multiplayer had a perk named "Double tap", which caused every weapon you had - even one taken from an enemy - to fire slightly faster.
21st Sep '16 11:35:03 PM LinTaylor
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* Episode 2 of ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' shows this happen three times, with the murders of [[spoiler:Thomas and Martha Wayne, Carmine Falcone, and Mayor Hill]]. Particularly brutal in the case of [[spoiler:Thomas Wayne]], whose assassin puts two bullets in his chest and a third in [[EyeScream his left eye]].
10th Sep '16 7:32:04 PM Kadorhal
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* In ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar World at War]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'' [[VideoGame/NaziZombies zombie mode]] there is the Double Tap Root Beer item, which causes every pull of the trigger to fire two rounds, even when using pump action shotguns or bolt action rifles. While doubling your rate of fire sounds fun, scarcity of ammo can to push this into AwesomeButImpractical.
** ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps 2]]'' changed it to Double Tap II Root Beer, which now doubles your bullet mid-flight.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar World at War]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'' [[VideoGame/NaziZombies zombie mode]] in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'', there is the Double Tap Root Beer item, which causes every pull of the trigger to fire two rounds, even when using pump action shotguns or bolt action rifles. While doubling your rate of fire sounds fun, scarcity of ammo can to push this into AwesomeButImpractical.
** ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps 2]]'' ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2 Black Ops II]]'' changed it to Double Tap II Root Beer, which now doubles your bullet mid-flight.mid-flight.
** ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty 4]]'' and ''World at War'' multiplayer had a perk named "Double tap", which caused every weapon you had - even one taken from an enemy - to fire slightly faster.



* No attention is drawn to it, but [[VideoGame/TheLastOfUs Tess]] does this to Robert when she executes him.

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* No attention is drawn to it, but [[VideoGame/TheLastOfUs Tess]] in ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'', Tess does this to Robert when she executes him.
7th Sep '16 4:00:44 PM Reav
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*In ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' after failing to stop Lust's approach with a bullet to the knee Roy Mustang swiftly performs a Mozambique Drill on the charging homunculus.
5th Sep '16 3:28:15 PM YgothanEru
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An amateur only shoots once. A ''professional'' always shoots twice. A subtrope of BoomHeadshot, this is usually the difference between a sniper and a more up close and personal silenced pistol assassin. [[MakeSureHesDead Better safe than sorry, after all]]. The Double Tap seems like [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill overkill]], but in both real life and in fiction it is an example of [[CombatPragmatist pragmatism]]. It's rare that the target survives a shot to the heart or brain, [[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain but it happens]], and there's nothing like [[WhyWontYouDie someone surviving their attempted killing]] to [[SpannerInTheWorks ruin your carefully laid plans]]. Similarly, there have been occasions where despite shots to the chest or head, people have continued to be coherent and capable of retaliation for some time there after. Some training methods insist on at least two shots to the torso and one to the head, a technique known as the Mozambique Drill. Being shot in any vital organ is bad but being shot twice in one is worse. Two to the head tend to be just as effective... [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Usually.]]

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An amateur only shoots once. A ''professional'' always shoots twice. A subtrope of BoomHeadshot, this is usually the difference between a sniper and a more up close and personal silenced pistol assassin. [[MakeSureHesDead Better safe than sorry, after all]]. The Double Tap seems like [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill overkill]], but in both real life and in fiction it is an example of [[CombatPragmatist pragmatism]]. It's rare that the target survives a shot to the heart or brain, [[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain but it happens]], and there's nothing like [[WhyWontYouDie someone surviving their attempted killing]] to [[SpannerInTheWorks ruin your carefully laid plans]]. Similarly, there have been occasions where despite shots to the chest or head, people have continued to be coherent and capable of retaliation for some time there after.thereafter. Some training methods insist on at least two shots to the torso and one to the head, a technique known as the Mozambique Drill. Being shot in any vital organ is bad but being shot twice in one is worse. Two to the head tend to be just as effective... [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Usually.]]
31st Aug '16 3:54:59 PM Luigifan
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An amateur only shoots once. A ''professional'' always shoots twice. A subtrope of BoomHeadshot, this is usually the difference between a sniper and a more up close and personal silenced pistol assassin. [[MakeSureHesDead Better safe than sorry, after all]]. The Double Tap seems like [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill overkill]], but in both real life and in fiction it is an example of [[CombatPragmatist pragmatism]]. It's rare that the target survives a shot to the heart or brain, [[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain but it happens]], but there's nothing like someone surviving their attempted killing to ruin your carefully laid plans. Similarly, there have been occasions where despite shots to the chest or head, people have continued to be coherent and capable of retaliation for some time there after. Some training methods insist on at least two shots to the torso and one to the head, a technique known as the Mozambique Drill. Being shot in any vital organ is bad but being shot twice in one is worse. Two to the head tend to be just as effective... [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Usually.]]

Usually shown as a portrayal of a professional making sure the target is dead or will be in short order. Expect at least two shots to the head or chest from said professional. Thorough professionals may be depicted putting two in both the head or chest. (In case of film or TV, the target may vary depending on the rating of the show in question as naturally a headshot will be far more gory than a torso shot; if someone is double-tapped in the head it's usually shown from a distance or not actually shown on screen at all.)

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An amateur only shoots once. A ''professional'' always shoots twice. A subtrope of BoomHeadshot, this is usually the difference between a sniper and a more up close and personal silenced pistol assassin. [[MakeSureHesDead Better safe than sorry, after all]]. The Double Tap seems like [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill overkill]], but in both real life and in fiction it is an example of [[CombatPragmatist pragmatism]]. It's rare that the target survives a shot to the heart or brain, [[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain but it happens]], but and there's nothing like [[WhyWontYouDie someone surviving their attempted killing killing]] to [[SpannerInTheWorks ruin your carefully laid plans.plans]]. Similarly, there have been occasions where despite shots to the chest or head, people have continued to be coherent and capable of retaliation for some time there after. Some training methods insist on at least two shots to the torso and one to the head, a technique known as the Mozambique Drill. Being shot in any vital organ is bad but being shot twice in one is worse. Two to the head tend to be just as effective... [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Usually.]]

Usually shown as a portrayal of a professional making sure the target is dead or will be in short order. Expect at least two shots to the head or chest from said professional. Thorough professionals may be depicted putting two in both the head or chest. (In case of film or TV, the target may vary depending on the rating of the show in question as naturally a headshot will be far more gory than a torso shot; if someone is double-tapped in the head head, it's usually shown from a distance or not actually shown on screen at all.)



* Not usually present in ''Manga/CityHunter'' due a combination of the protagonists usually trying to take their enemies alive, not having the time and having an almost uncanny ability to kill with one shot (it helps they normally use [[HandCannon .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum guns]]), but when Ryo teaches Kaori how to shoot the ''first'' thing he demonstrates is the Mozambique Drill (see Real Life below). [[NoKillLikeOverkill With a .357 Magnum]].

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* Not usually present in ''Manga/CityHunter'' due a combination of the protagonists usually trying to take their enemies alive, not having the time time, and having an almost uncanny ability to kill with one shot (it helps they normally use [[HandCannon .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum guns]]), but when Ryo teaches Kaori how to shoot shoot, the ''first'' thing he demonstrates is the Mozambique Drill (see Real Life below). [[NoKillLikeOverkill With a .357 Magnum]].
30th Jul '16 10:57:43 AM nombretomado
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* In D20Modern, there is a feat called DoubleTap, allowing you to deal one extra die of damage to your opponent, but giving you a -2 penalty to your attack roll. It requires two bullets to use.

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* In D20Modern, TabletopGame/D20Modern, there is a feat called DoubleTap, allowing you to deal one extra die of damage to your opponent, but giving you a -2 penalty to your attack roll. It requires two bullets to use.
26th Jul '16 10:01:33 AM Willbyr
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* Referenced by name and perforned by [[{{Otaku}} Gun nut Kohta Hirano]] in ''HighSchoolOfTheDead''. He doesn't even wait for the first bullet to finish [[BoomHeadshot its faithful journey]] before firing the second.

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* Referenced by name and perforned performed by [[{{Otaku}} Gun nut Kohta Hirano]] in ''HighSchoolOfTheDead''.''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead''. He doesn't even wait for the first bullet to finish [[BoomHeadshot its faithful journey]] before firing the second.



* Kiriyama does this at times during ''BattleRoyale''. No matter where he shot you, one shot in the head extra won't harm you. Later chapters subvert this, as he tends to kill people with [[BoomHeadshot one shot to the head]].

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* Kiriyama does this at times during ''BattleRoyale''.''Literature/BattleRoyale''. No matter where he shot you, one shot in the head extra won't harm you. Later chapters subvert this, as he tends to kill people with [[BoomHeadshot one shot to the head]].
22nd Jul '16 12:04:07 AM TomTheEducator
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\n* Discussed several times in Don Winslow's "The Power of The Dog", specifically by hitman Sean Callan. He refers to the second shot as "correcting" the first, in case it was off (interestingly, this is the opposite of what most firearms instructors teach: usually the ''first'' shot is the most accurate).

16th Jul '16 10:06:32 AM JackG
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