desired point of impact


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desired point of impact

A precise point, associated with a target, and assigned as the impact point for a single unitary weapon to achieve the intended objective and level of destruction. May be defined descriptively, by grid preferences, or geolocation. Also called DPI. See also aimpoint; desired mean point of impact.
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I At some point, you will have to hold over your desired point of impact, and at that point you must know your trajectory exactly and precisely.
When he released the bow, his arrow was nearly 10 inches from the desired point of impact.
ONE OF THE BASIC TENETS OF HANDGUN shooting is focusing on the gun's front sight, then aligning it in the rear sight notch as you superimpose the two on the desired point of impact.