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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''.
27th Oct '15 9:02:38 AM DannWoolf
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** ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps 2]] changed it to Double Tap II Root Beer, which now doubles your bullet mid-flight.

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** ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps 2]] 2]]'' changed it to Double Tap II Root Beer, which now doubles your bullet mid-flight.
26th Oct '15 5:00:33 AM EchoingSilence
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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.
23rd Sep '15 11:32:59 PM GentlemensDame883
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Compare MultipleGunshotDeath. Contrast OnceIsNotEnough. Compare and contrast KickThemWhileTheyAreDown, which is similar in confirming a kill but usually is seen as having more negative connotations.

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Compare MultipleGunshotDeath. Contrast OnceIsNotEnough. Compare and contrast CoupDeGrace and KickThemWhileTheyAreDown, which is similar in confirming a kill but usually is seen as having more negative connotations.
20th Sep '15 10:46:57 AM Polkaface99
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* In ''Film/TheSuicideTheory'', Steve typically uses the double-tap on a target, though when he takes out Percival's attackers he hits eat of the confederates with a single headshot. Then he double-taps the leader's ''groin''.
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