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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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16th Jul '16 9:49:42 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheGodfather'': When Michael goes to kill Solozzo and his bodyguard [[DirtyCop McCluskey]] at a meeting, Sonny instructs him "Two shots in the head apiece."

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* ''Film/TheGodfather'': ''Film/TheGodfather'':
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When Michael goes to kill Solozzo and his bodyguard [[DirtyCop McCluskey]] at a meeting, Sonny instructs him "Two shots in the head apiece.""
** In ''Godfather III'', Vincent shoots Joey Zasa twice, then aims carefully and fires a third shot to finish him off.
16th Apr '16 2:33:50 AM Tron80
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* Present in full force in ''Gunsmith Cats''. Rally is a professional bounty hunter and bona fide gun nut who can regularly [[ImprobableAimingSkills Shoot the hammers off guns]]. She still double taps just about every shot that doesn't count as an example of the aforementioned ImprobableAimingSkills. When her partner Minnie-May starts doing it with grenades, though...

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* Present in full force in ''Gunsmith Cats''.''Manga/GunsmithCats''. Rally is a professional bounty hunter and bona fide gun nut who can regularly [[ImprobableAimingSkills Shoot the hammers off guns]]. She still double taps just about every shot that doesn't count as an example of the aforementioned ImprobableAimingSkills. When her partner Minnie-May starts doing it with grenades, though...


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* In ''Fanfic/{{Wonderful}}'', [[spoiler:mass-murderer Jack Slash]] was killed when [[spoiler:[[ActionGirl Miss Militia]]]] shot him thrice in the head after [[spoiler:[[PapaWolf Danny]]]] tackled him out a window and onto a piece of rebar.
19th Feb '16 4:35:18 PM nombretomado
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* No attention is drawn to it, but [[TheLastOfUs Tess]] does this to Robert when she executes him.

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* No attention is drawn to it, but [[TheLastOfUs [[VideoGame/TheLastOfUs Tess]] does this to Robert when she executes him.
10th Feb '16 4:44:38 PM JackTheHammer
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* Mikazuki of MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans has a tendency when firing his sidearm to always shoot twice. Never once, twice, everyone he has ever killed it has always been with 2 bullets.

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* Mikazuki of MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has a tendency when firing his sidearm to always shoot twice. Never once, once: twice, everyone he has ever killed it has always been with 2 bullets.
bullets. Special mention goes to the third guy he killed, with [[RuleOfThree 3 bullets.]]
28th Jan '16 6:04:07 AM PixelKnight
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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. 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]], 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.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.]]
22nd Dec '15 12:23:14 PM Yalsaris63
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* There's the Mozambique Drill, which is a quick double tap to the chest followed by an aimed shot at the head, designed for close-range encounters. Particularly helpful if your enemy happens to be wearing a BulletProofVest and/or you are using a less powerful gun (rifle rounds can penetrate most soft body armor, but handgun ammo has quite a bit more trouble with this).

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* There's the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique_Drill Mozambique Drill, Drill]], which is a quick double tap to the chest followed by an aimed shot at the head, designed for close-range encounters. Particularly helpful if your enemy happens to be wearing a BulletProofVest and/or you are using a less powerful gun (rifle rounds can penetrate most soft body armor, but handgun ammo has quite a bit more trouble with this).
5th Dec '15 2:44:50 AM Damar
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* Major Mitchell performs a double-tap on a downed alien in ''Film/IndependenceDay''.
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