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Author Topic: Going Second in a Gunfight  (Read 1086 times)


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Going Second in a Gunfight
« on: October 14, 2014, 02:48:46 PM »

Going Second in a Gunfight

"...     Who shot first? Who shot second? One of the comments/criticisms often thrown at police officers is how "totally untrained criminals - when shooting at the police have a much better record of hitting the officers first and then the officers have a less than stellar record for shooting back." These stats will vary but are always slanted to the crook. I've heard from police studies as much as a 90% success shot rate by criminals, with about a 40% return shot fire, success rate for police. 90-40! Give or take.

     Outsiders then ridicule the police as untrained and slow. The stats are also often used to condemn range training too. But things are not so simple. These inexperienced outsiders cannot see past the bare statistics. This is not just about target acquisition or…“finding them sights” fast enough. Not hardly. If you will just think about it for a second? They have just been, or are still being shot at!

     Now if you know me, I am not one to swing my total support to the current state of paper target, range shooting. No matter what modern ranger-runners invent, what new names they derive and what gymnastics they are doing, you are still playing on the one-way street of paper target shooting and still just re-arranging the deck-chairs on the Titanic, but in the case of the range you rearrange the targets. Close. Far. Slanted. Big. Small. All this will not bridge the gap to interactive, simulated-ammo scenarios..."

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