I have read many of the posts on this board with great interest and have felt that many have contributed to my learning curve. However, I do have some questions, especially for those members who may have a LE background. I totally understand the concept of "shoot them till they drop". But...what happens if, say your second bullet out of four striking your assailant causes him to turn around (for whatever reason) and while he still stands in the poor light your remaining two strike him in the back? Cannot, will not, an eager PA charge you with murder/excessive force/whatever in that case? It seems to me that the legal citizen attempting to protect himself or family is darned if he does and darned if he doesn't. I throughly enjoy the writings of Massad Ayoob and these, as much as anything have helped raise this question in my mind. I don't know who said it, but I also appreciate the saying,"Better to be tried by 12 then carried by 6." I just hope never to be put into the situation. I will always opt for Option 3 first...(Run!) I would greatly appreciate thoughtful responses. I first posted this on the ammo forum and Glockbuster kindly explained that this forum might be a better place.