The Ultimate Firearms Destination for the Gun Lifestyle

RECOILtv : Training Tune Ups – Double Tap vs. Controlled Pair

At RECOIL, we review every product fairly and without bias. Making a purchase through one of our links may earn us a small commission, and helps support independent gun reviews. Learn More

In this installment of RECOILtv‘s Training Tune Ups, we join Dan Brokos of Lead Faucet Tactical as he discusses one of the most well known phrases when it comes to shooting: the double tap vs controlled pair. Popularized by the ability to control the trigger on subgun platforms, the double tap is outdated in Dan's opinion. In today's world, shooters must account for every single shot they take, regardless of whether they are a civilian, serving in the military, or law enforcement. Dan's issue with the double tap resides with the principle philosophy of the tactic, where a shooter releases two rounds per sight picture. In today's environment, that's a big risk to take when sending a round downrange. But Dan has an alternative that is just as effective, and could be even faster than a double tap in multi-target drills (if you train enough!). A controlled pair eliminates the two rounds per sight picture, and focuses on shot recovery and follow through, training the shooter to release a round, control recoil, center sights on target, and then release the second round. While it seems like this would be a longer process, once a shooter is able to drill enough, their time decreases dramatically, evident by the display Dan gives us. Check it out and watch Training Tune Ups: Double Tap vs Controlled Pair. how your time stacks up!

RECOILtv is now supported on all of your favorite platforms! Search for the RECOILtv app in the App Store, Play Store, and on Amazon Fire, Apple, and Roku TV!
Download RECOILtv for Android devices in the Play Store today.
Download RECOILtv for iOS devices in the App Store today.

Enter Your E-Mail to Receieve a Free 50-Target Pack from RECOIL!

NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOIL

For years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included).

Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.

You want this. Trust Us.

1 Comment

Add a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

View Comments

Subscribe to the Free