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    With the scenario given, I'd have to do something to help the officer. First thing would be on 911 to insure someone was aware officer needed assistance. 165 yards..whew...that is a heckuva attempt/shot with a handgun, much less to hit him 4 times. Since my EDC is a G19, not sure as to the effect I might have, even if I was able to put a round or more in the BG, but, knowing my mag capacity, and knowing I have two additional mags available, I think I could have certainly been a distraction until more help could arrive. If nothing else, it possibly would have given the officer more time to site in with his AR15 in an effort to hit the BG or pin him down till back up arrived. Bottom line...given the scenario...ASSIST THE OFFICER. JMO
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    Merged threads , same topic/event and discussion.
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    First, I can believe 165 yrds.... as we shoot the 200 yrd range with .357 revolvers all of the time. Now, would I hit dead center... no.... but I'll hit a 12" plate with a 6" brrl S&W with iron sites. All in adjusting for 'drop', which he probably didn't do and why he hit him in the leg.

    Second, most officers I know ... all feel the same way, if they are in trouble (which this officer was) they hope there are CC people around that are willing to help ... in particular , if they are the only officer around and outgunned or in trouble.
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    Long range handgun shooting is the venue at many clubs shooting IHMSA matches. Steel turkey silhouettes are the targets at 150 meters and rams at 200. (Pigs at 100 and chickens at 50)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    First, I can believe 165 yrds.... as we shoot the 200 yrd range with .357 revolvers all of the time. Now, would I hit dead center... no.... but I'll hit a 12" plate with a 6" brrl S&W with iron sites. All in adjusting for 'drop', which he probably didn't do and why he hit him in the leg.

    Second, most officers I know ... all feel the same way, if they are in trouble (which this officer was) they hope there are CC people around that are willing to help ... in particular , if they are the only officer around and outgunned or in trouble.
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    I believe the distance; I've watched countless hours of hickock45 videos on youtube of him consistently hitting his "gong" at 100 yards; with all types of pistols. God bless this man! He may very well be the reason that officer is still alive.
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    Regardless of distance and details. Good job.
    Although i really...really...REALLY want to think he got him from 165 yards
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    165 yards he must spend his time off shooting with Hickok45

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    Just like a 1911 everyone should own a 357.In 1983 I paid $265 or there abouts for Ruger stainless Security Six.A calm guy keeping his head in a high stress enviroment is one guy I'd want covering my back.Just a thought maybe he was a hunter and had a scope?That would make a long shot easier but this guy
    doesn't come across.I constantly do 100 yard shots with my handguns at the range. Granted I'm not shooting a regular target but cardboard size man's chest.

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    I don't doubt the distance. I used to have a S&W .357 Mag built on an N-frame, and I could hit milk jugs consistently at 100 yards (measured, shooting range). Hitting a man sized target at twice that was doable. Good work on helping out a cop under fire and bringing down a real dirt bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    I don't doubt the distance. I used to have a S&W .357 Mag built on an N-frame, and I could hit milk jugs consistently at 100 yards (measured, shooting range). Hitting a man sized target at twice that was doable. Good work on helping out a cop under fire and bringing down a real dirt bag.
    Now if the Mobile Home park was only that long (which it isn't). The maps show that it couldn't have possibly been that far.
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    I'd be interested to know the legalities of such a situation. Does the guy with the 357 have to worry about the cop viewing him as a threat now that there is another unknown shooter? I am still learning about the technicalities of aiding a police officer in a gunfight.

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