do ragdoll overhaul creators do research?
because i (regretfully) have done research about- well, lets just say, the human body does not just stand around and step back when shot in the head. pretty much EVERY ragdoll overhaul on this site does just that. i shoot someone in the head, they just raise their hands to their mouth, step back, and just collapse. i cant do it myself, but making it look similar to real life must be really easy. somebody just make an overhaul where you shoot someone in the head, they just collapse on the spot. shoot someone in the body, they fall over in a random direction.
I'm sure none of the body-shot animations are all that realistic, but what you're describing here:
i shoot someone in the head, they just raise their hands to their mouth, step back, and just collapse.
Is a throat shot, every one I've used I'm pretty sure they do fall like a sack of potatoes, except when they're on the ground. I know it's against the rules or some shit to bring up Redux, but I have to, because that one definitely did not have any impact animations, they always fell straight over. So if you can find out what mod he originally ripped off, and whether it had any updates I imagine it's as close as you're going to get to what you're looking for.
I'm not 100% but some mods change each weapon individually to make muzzle velocity or the force of the round less which will have a bit more of a realistic effect. I think one was Ripplers Realism (https://www.gta5-mods.com/weapons/ripplers-realism) but I'm not for sure. So at least some people have the right idea.