Report Shooting to wound in RECENT TOPICS Posted May 17, 2012 · Edited May 17, 2012 by stradial TV and movies would have us believe that shooting to "wound" is fairly easy thing to do. Here is an example of why in real life that is not the case. Date: Oct. 26, 1881 Place: OK Corral (Tombstone, AZ) In a space of roughly 10' by 6' seven men (4 on one side and 3 on the other) fired 30 shots in 30 seconds. Three men were killed and two were wounded. Two of the shots fired were with a shotgun and the rest were with pistols. The men were in all were good with their weapons and were trying to shoot to kill. Here are the results of all 30 shots fired at close range by trained men trying to kill. Frank McLaury - one shot in the head, one shot in the chest (died) Tom McLaury - shot in the torso with the shotgun (died) Billy Clanton - one shot in the wrist and two shots in the chest (died) Virgil Earp - one shot in the calf Morgan Earp - grazing shot across the shoulder blades Doc Holliday - while not shot, a bullet did hit his holster and bruise his leg So even if we count the bullet that hit Doc's holster, we can see that the percentage of hits were less than 30% and that four of the nine hits were not fatal. So shooting to wound is mainly good for the movies, TV and books.