If you are restricted in your round types from carrying enhanced lethality ammunition in an environment where there is a lot of threat PBA running
around, the three-round engagement capability can multiply target shock effects without having to worry so much about the headshot.
It DOES require a very beefy set of forearm and wrist control to keep it on target however and your ability to /switch/ targets is still clenched-grip
much slower than it is for a dedicated autofire gun. Which is where a bodyguard finds himself at his 'lowest point', facing 2-3 kidnappers,
assassins or just plain wrong-side-of-town 'party goers' in protecting his client.
Of course I've seen guys file down the sear to the point where they are effectively walking around with single action trigger release in a DA frame
and the outcome for most is much the same with the first, 'intentional' round going more or less where they expected it to and everything after that
more or less artillery. Sad part is, half the time they are so psyched on whatevers ahead of the front post that they don't even /feel/ it
happening. Even though they are sending rounds as much as 300yds downrange.
A more logical approach, especially if lethal force is NOT an expecation of need, is to look at what you can do with compressed air and pellets or
paint ball sized rounds. No explosive chemistry, no long slide and heavy recoil spring to 'shake' the gun mass in recovering to the next
sight-picture engagement cycle.
In theory, you should even be able to cooccupy a single barrel (vice metal storm heavy-muzzle crap) without blowing out the working pressures. Which
should average out ballistic effects and muzzle point indexes a great deal.
And of course, zero'd case length means four times the onboard round count.
Provided only that you KNOW HOW TO SHOOT (something most people are afraid to learn because of the blast effects). And/or have something like an
assisted incapacitation mechanism (pepper spray or better in a splatter cone round) it becomes real easy to fire not just 3 rounds but 5 or even 10
'per burst', using nothing more than basic paintball-meets-Daisy technology in which the largest replaceable 'clip' element is a CO2 cylinder or a
microhybrid fuel cell driving a tiny compressor.
In the end, I think both our own fascination with guns and our keepers indulgence in our obsession with their symbolic power is largely inherrent to
the need to 'make some noise if not a statement'. And that is probably what locks us into a mentality of 'controlled' lethal firearms use.
Because a silenced full-auto, .17mm, pneumatic weapon with 50-100rds worth of cyanide or ricin type toxin heads-
Standing in for some kind of irritant agent.
Would be far more threatening than something which 'reports' it's presence to all around and requires special technologies (high pressure steel
casting etc.) to create as a function of trackable sales.
Lord knows, in the hands of the average idiot, it would be ten times more likely to score accurately at common 'in your face' engagement ranges
where all that fps is just not necessary in discouraging teen thugs or deliberate muggers.
And it would hurt like hell, if you weren't wearing full upper body and head protection.