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Study: BG shooting LEOs

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    Study: BG shooting LEOs

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    New tests: Even inexperienced shooters can be fast, accurate when shooting cops


    --even “naïve shooters,” untrained and unpracticed with handguns, are amazingly accurate in making head shots at close range, and tend to shoot for the head instinctively;

    --shots intended for an officer’s vested area often end up in unprotected vital parts of the body because of a suspect’s poor gun control;

    --the speed with which an officer can be put behind the reactionary curve, even by assailants who have no expertise with firearms, is startling.


    http://www.policeone.com/officer-sho...icles/1227784/


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    Doesn't surprise me.

    A cop has to REACT to an action that has already been
    performed. In some cases it is impossible to "catch up".

    It just makes the job more dangerous.
    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Biloxi Bersa View Post
    --even nave shooters, untrained and unpracticed with handguns, are amazingly accurate in making head shots at close range, and tend to shoot for the head instinctively;
    According to the article, this particular finding only applies to ranges from 1-3 yards. At this distances getting hitting with one out of three attempted headshots on a stationary target isn't really all that difficult, so it's not all that surprising.

    The article's pretty interesting, but I really wish they addressed movement by the officer. Hitting a moving target is a lot more difficult, probably especially so for a novice shooter. I'd like to see how that would have affected accuracy and choice of aiming point.

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    The article's pretty interesting, but I really wish they addressed movement by the officer. Hitting a moving target is a lot more difficult, probably especially so for a novice shooter. I'd like to see how that would have affected accuracy and choice of aiming point.

    Id be willing to bet that movement isn't addressed because the shootings usually don't happen that way. It happens so fast that neither party has a chance to move.

    Shooting and moving is an advanced combat technique that wouldn't be used by inexperienced shooters...not consciously anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Shooting and moving is an advanced combat technique that wouldn't be used by inexperienced shooters...not consciously anyway.
    I was referring to the target moving, not the novice shooter.

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    Ahh yes...its late and I'm tired...

    That and the left handedness in me must have missed it...
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