Stay safe Sir.
Stay safe Sir.
What is this training stunt that you guys are referring to?
And as a Senior NCO in the AF retired you of all people know that a one time demonstration of something is not "training". Training is when you are taught a task, preacticed it, demonstrated proficiency in it, and tested to a repeatable measrable standard.
If I got a soldier and through him out of an airplane without any training and he landed (which he would eventually LOL), it does not make him "trained" for airborne ops. It just lets him know what it feels like.
Anyway...we could go on and on concerning the "photographer" situation, and it has been hashed out many times previously on this and other forums. This particular course (fighting pistol) was approx 18-20 hours of pretty intense training. The majority of those hours were on a "hot range". Approx 900-1000 rounds, lots of repetition and correction when needed. Emphasis on Safety was stressed from hour one before any weapons went hot.
The point I'm trying to make is that by the time the photographer took the pictures in reference, all students had measurably met YOUR statement in bold above. This does NOT take into consideration any previous experience in either military training, LE training, or other defensive pistol training that might have been experienced prior to this course. The notion that only "novice" gun handlers were on line isn't accurate nor correct.
Anyway, as always, I enjoy the reparte...Take care and be safe Sir!
Is the baby deaf now? How do you know that BG would not have killed everyone in the store ,including the baby. It has happened many times. We were not there. The clerk had to make that call. Hindsight is always 20/20.
Good Guy TOOK ACTION, which scares most warbling liberals...
It has been said, gun control means hitting your target.3 shots fired, 3 rounds in bg.looks like good gun control.
I wish that the GG had killed the BG. It would have simplified things. Dead bad guys don't consume food, oxygen or take up prison space. This worthless piece of garbage should be pushing up daisies.
YUP! You can always count on the robber taking the money and leaving you unharmed...
Five-women-dead-in-Tinley-Park-clothing-store - Southtown Star
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Terre Haute motel clerk shot during robbery - 13 WTHR Indianapolis
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Motel clerk killed in overnight shooting
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I recon that should suffice for now
Excellent tactics by the GG in my opinion. He saw the threat. He maintained a level head. He used "helping the other clerk with the money" as an excuse to gain a better angle. He used the other clerk so that he could draw his firearm and then he pushed her away from the threat and further behind the counter. He also moved further away from the infant/mother and opened fire to eliminate the threat. Very good tactics and a very good use of situational awareness. I hope I never encounter a situation like this, but if it happens, I hope I have the training necessary to react just as this guy did.
good shot imo
The CCW rules are you have a right to defend against death and serious harm. A BG with a gun drawn constitutes someone intending to kill or do serious harm (and if not, that is the BG's mistake). I assume the BG had a gun drawn, else I might have another opinion.
Maybe instead of saying this guy could have shot a mother and her baby, we could say the BG tried to use a mother and her baby as a shield and the hero responded well. I think the only people crying about the mother and baby being endangered are those who have no experience with firearms and have no concept of how such a situation *should* look.
I would have done the same.
Is the baby deaf? Don't know. But I'm pretty sure she's about 7-8 years old now, which she wouldn't have been if the criminal killed them all.