If you think BGs can't shoot from a gangsta style you'd better read this...
Walt Rauch had an article in his Gunfighting, Guns, Gear column in the August issue of Combat Handguns that deals with how well BGs shoot in deadly encounters.
The article is really a 'book report' on Violent Encounters by Anthony J. Pinizzotto, Ph.D., Edward F. Davis, M.S., and Charles E. Miller III. The work is based on "...800 instances of felonious assaults...." 40 included in the piece, "....involving 43 offenders and 50 officers."
The sailient/troubling findings are:
- The majority of offenders were instinctive shooters. One offender said it this way, "...you have the instinct or you don't. If you don't you're in trouble, on the street anyway."
- But, contrary to popular belief, they practice, and the gangsta style works with a 68% hit rate.
- Officers average hit rate was 29% and they shot on average from 21 to 25 feet. Quite a departure from claims that average is arm's length to 21 feet.