For years I've heard the term "double tap" and I thought it meant something different from what this article describes. It turns out that what I assumed was a "double tap" technique was really a "controlled pair." Two shots, fired as rapidly as possible while still getting a sight picture (even if an imperfect one) for each shot. http://www.breachbangclear.com/double-taps-vs-controlled-pairs/ It turns out "double tap" means pulling the trigger twice after establishing the sight picture once, and the second trigger pull comes ASAP without regard to the sights, and no attempt to re-acquire a sight picture. I have tried shooting so rapidly that I can't re-establish any semblance of a sight picture. The results are terrible, as far as group size goes. I could completely miss a man-sized target at 7 yards with some of the shots. At 3 or 5 yards, though, point-shooting without sights seems to work O.K. This includes double and triple taps, where only the first shot was fired with the benefit of sights, and subsequent rounds came as soon as I could get trigger reset and visually confirm the muzzle was down more or less in line with the target. This guy posted a video where he explains the difference between double taps and controlled pairs, and he shoots very tight groups with both techniques. I don't know what distance he had between his target and his 1911, but his rounds hit within a couple inches of each other, right in the center of the target. I can't do that beyond about 3 yards-- spitting distance. [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGAtgqAEnM0[/ame] P.S. the guy in the video above talks about "2 sight pictures" for a double tap. He means one sight picture before you begin shooting, and one after the two shots have been fired, as you evaluate the target and see if that target needs more shooting or not. That's why he talks about how you get 3 sight pictures in the "controlled pair" process-- 1 before you shoot, 1 in between shots, and 1 more as the gun settles back on target after the "last" shot.