What's the main determing factor in how many shots a person can take?

I'll see some police footage where a suspect gets shot 7-15 times and they're still walking around or shooting like everything's normal and other times they get shot once and they're down. Why is it that some people can tank so many shots? Guessing it's just shot placement.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    placement, the biology of the person, and most importantly, the amount of meth they have ingested.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Willpower but unironically

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's just shot placement. Assuming someone can fight through the pain, the only way to do serious and incapacitating damage with pistol rounds is to hit a major nerve or blood vessel (this includes the heart and brain).

    That, or getting extremely lucky and severing a tendon/shattering a bone which prevents a limb from moving.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Luck

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The vast majority of it is shot placement. You put a round through a brain stem and the target will always drop instantly. The next most important factor is how stimulated the target is. Enough adrenaline (or meth) can keep you going for a surprisingly long time, even with injuries that will prove fatal. This sort of chemical augmentation can help prevent a target from going into shock, keeping them on their feet longer. The distant, DISTANT third factor is caliber. For the most part, common defensive handgun rounds are pretty fricking similar. That said, few people, drugged up or not, are going to still be in their feet after multiple 12 gauge rounds to center mass.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, really. But it's worth adding that a lot of the people you see shot in videos are 100% fricked, the video just isn't long enough for you to see it. IMHO video games and movies have taught people that the bad guy instantly despawns when his HP reaches zero or clutches his chest and falls over the moment the gun goes off, while in real life it can take many seconds or perhaps even minutes for someone to die from a fatal shot.

      Heart, upper spinal or brain shot will take someone down. Anything else probably won't if they are determined.

      Even a shot to the head/brain isn't necessarily fatal, it's really only the brain stem or the upper spine like you mentioned which is guaranteed to put someone down.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how quickly their blood pressure drops

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >how quickly their blood pressure drops
      Blood pressure can drop for more than one reason though, if it drops because there's a hole in something then that's not negotiable.
      If it drops because the brain prioritises blood flow due to sensing damage then that's negotiable. Adrenaline is a negotiation but another way is drugs that prevent the brain from knowing what state the body is in, i.e. sensory impairment.
      If you're so high you can't feel your fingers, you probably don't feel the nerves telling you have a hole in something either.

      A kidney punch will drop a sober person but probably not a high or drunk enough one, because their brain takes way too long to notice and react to the damage.

      Heart, upper spinal or brain shot will take someone down. Anything else probably won't if they are determined.

      >Heart
      That won't be instant unless it's a big hole though, small holes in the heart kill relatively slowly, maybe 20 seconds to two minutes. Could be longer than a witness video goes for.
      Plenty of people have walked down the street with a knife in their heart looking for help before they collapsed, or died in an ambulance from it.

      This, really. But it's worth adding that a lot of the people you see shot in videos are 100% fricked, the video just isn't long enough for you to see it. IMHO video games and movies have taught people that the bad guy instantly despawns when his HP reaches zero or clutches his chest and falls over the moment the gun goes off, while in real life it can take many seconds or perhaps even minutes for someone to die from a fatal shot.

      [...]
      Even a shot to the head/brain isn't necessarily fatal, it's really only the brain stem or the upper spine like you mentioned which is guaranteed to put someone down.

      >Even a shot to the head/brain isn't necessarily fatal, it's really only the brain stem or the upper spine
      A friend's husband was a neurosurgeon in Dallas, he would spend every night carving out chunks of brain from GSWs which usually stopped them dying but also stopped them from renewing their mensa subscriptions, not that people who get GSWs in Dallas probably had them to begin with. Probably stopped them walking or speaking for six months too.

      One day I was hanging out with his wife when he came back from a shift and he said to me:
      >anon, if you ever decide to shoot someone in Dallas, please do me a favor and make sure you hit the brainstem.
      I think he'd had a worse than usual shift.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >if it drops because there's a hole in something then that's not negotiable.
        so like getting shot?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Depends on where you get shot. A hole in a big artery is bad news. A hole in fat and muscle not so much.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            So what you're saying is, it depends on how fast their blood pressure drops?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >so like getting shot?
          I literally explained why it's more complicated than that.
          Can you read Black person?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            none of the homosexual shit you typed makes the answer "how quickly their blood pressure drops" any less wrong.
            The answer to
            >What's the main determing factor in how many shots a person can take?
            is
            >how quickly their blood pressure drops

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Heart, upper spinal or brain shot will take someone down. Anything else probably won't if they are determined.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gotta hit 'em in the T Zone.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CON and max HP.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fatties have higher AC?

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To imagine how living things stop moving from bullets, imagine how they move in the first place. Think back to biology class. The respiratory system, circulatory system, nervous system, muscular system, skeletal system. A sudden extra hole in different parts will cause different problems.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shot placement, mostly. A hit to the brain or heart will drop a man no matter how big or tough.

    Beyond that there's willpower/drugs with pain tolerance letting someone shrug off any non-fatal hit. Plenty of normal people will take a bullet to the leg or arm and decide they're not being paid enough for this shit.

    Last factor is body mass. Let me be clear, fat and muscle don't stop bullets. Even 9mm. Even .22. Bone might stop some bullets but chances are the bone is going to break. What all that mass does is give you the resources to survive the bloodloss. Being bigger means you've got more fluid to lose and that means you've got more time between being shot and fainting from bloodloss. Sometimes stronger bones can take a bullet and break less. Sometimes. Otto Von Bismark apparently tanked 5 revolver rounds and point blank range but Otto Von Bismark was Built Different.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you ultimately die via brain death.

    as for what kind of ways leads to brain death...

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's like a frickload of factors that go into "did that stop them?" But I'll try to address the big ones.

    >psychology
    Everyone handles the pain and sudden shock of getting shot differently. Some dudes will instantly lose consciousness when they see they've been shot with a .25 ACP to the foot. Get someone on enough PCP and they'll fight through their arm getting amputated with a 12 gauge.

    >nerves
    Your brain can't tell your muscles to do anything if the connection is severed. Nerves are weirdly distributed, so it's pretty much impossible to tell if one's been hit, but it will 100% shut down whatever it's connected to.

    >blood
    You need a lot of that stuff to keep your brain working. Start draining it from an organ and it could take minutes before they lose consciousness. Drain it from a major artery and it takes less than one minute. Punch a big enough hole in the mainline from your heart to your brain and it'll take a couple of seconds.

    >muscle/bone/ligaments/tendons
    I'm grouping these together because it's the same principle. Directly removing the part that moves the body will make it impossible to move. Break a leg and they are incapable of standing. Sever a tendon and the muscle can't manipulate the body part to move. Sufficiently damage the muscle and any motion it's responsible for is impossible.

    Every gunshot wound is a complex and unique combination of all of these. That's why there's such a massive range of hits to incapacitation and time to incapacitation. Handguns are typically worse offenders for higher hit count because they typically only do damage to what they directly hit. Rifles have comparatively few cases of people shrugging off multiple hits because you have to seriously hit the lottery to not get dropped by one or two center mass hits from a rifle.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because you have a variety of internal organs and not a fricking healthbar

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    meth

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What's the main determing factor in how many shots a person can take?

    >vidya related
    fricking masterpiece of a movie

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