30 November 2012


I was watching some "True Stories Of Shit We Caught On Camera" thing.

There was a scene where a robber at a convenience store was fired upon by the store owner.

Range about three feet.

Dumps the whole cylinder at the perp.  Not.  One.  Hit.

This reality checks with GURPS 4e nicely.

Average person has a DX of 10.

Assuming the shopkeeper has no points into Guns/TL8 (Pistol) his skill defaults to DX-4 or 6.

That means he needs to roll 6 or less on 3d6 to hit a person sized target.

No range penalty.

It was a small double action revolver.  RoF of 3.

A snub-nosed .357 has a recoil number of 5.  What that means is for every five over the base chance to hit, you get an additional shot hitting.

-1 for firing double action.

Base chance to hit = 5.

No chance to hit with more than one round, but he pumped all five out!

Basically a poor chance to hit twice with five rounds and two turns of fire.

A .38 is slightly better with a Rcl of 3.

Additionally there's a potential for a -2 for Pacifism (Reluctant Killer).  If Colonel Grossman is correct, we all have that by default.

1 comment:

  1. A million years ago (ok, 20 or so), I remember seeing a video of a gas station attendant in the LA area firing on an armed robber from about 3-5 ft. He was using a revolver of some sort. I wonder if this is the same video you saw. I suspect that there are at least 3 or 4 bullets still in the ceiling of the gas station...


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