Failure to Stop is NOT the "Mozambique!"
IMHO, the "pause" makes all the difference in the world. The "mozambique" is something dreamed up by Cooper or maybe just reported by him as a result of combat actions in Africa where the two COM and one to the head follow 1-2-3 with the head shot being simply a finish to the kill. I agree that cops should use the failure to stop for reasons of liability and professionalism. I'm a civilian and believe you me, IF I'm shooting at a guy with body armor, I'm breaking contact to get to a place of good solid cover! Especially if I'm with my family! Their safety is my #1 responsibility and I am too old to play Dick Freakin' Tracy when there are pros bound to be onhand very soon.
Originally Posted by acparmed
OTOH, I remember the famous LA shootout. Those cops were maintaining a blind allegiance to COM either because they couldn't get a clear angle on a head shot or they couldn't MAKE a head shot. One BG actually offed himself when it became obvious he was going to get caught. I remember the stories of cops running into gun stores after AR15's! Me, I'd jog into a gun store and get a .30-30 lever action and a box of 170gr silvertip and take up a good supported position and breathe very slowly. Let the breath half way out, steady the sight picture and squeeze.....I think cops would be much better served by a Winchester M94 than an M4 or whatever whizbang copy of the army gear they want....