Theres an old west tradition of shooting the 3rd guy through the door, so that the other two dont realize the party is on until its too late.
Of course, this only applies in fanciful stories around the camp fire, not real life duress.
Kudos for self defense. I expect to see more of this with the deluge of ammo and gun purchases.
In reality, you shoot the highest threat target first. Failing that, closest target first. Shoot to stop, shift targets, repeat.
Sgt. York, of WWI fame, took out seven German soldiers who were charging him with bayoneted rifles, using a M1911 45 Colt semi auto.
Said he started at the back and worked forward, as he did when shooting birds. Asked why, he said that if he shot the first guy, the others would stop and shoot him. By taking out the last guy each time, the guys in front didn't know what was happening.
Talk about self control. He must have clanked when he walked.