This is a discussion on Sentry position within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am sure the officer in question knows the 4 safety rules and said rules were probably hammered home in training... And we can all ...
And we can all see how effective her technique (or lack thereof) really was...I am sure the officer in question knows the 4 safety rules and said rules were probably hammered home in training...
You can tell people to keep their finger off the trigger until your blue in the face. But telling them is just not enough. They need to be trained in proper gun handling techniques.
We have been teaching Sentry for a dozen years now with no reported A.D./N.D./Unintended Discharges whatsoever. It’s a proven technique that’s easy to teach, easy to learn and easy to execute.
It’s a simple fix and a preventative solution to an identified problem.
Now, that would add a great deal of incentive to pay more attention, now wouldn't it!
OK... Why was the female officer pointing her gun at a already subdued subject? What ever would have justified her shooting him?... So why was her gun even in her hand? I noticed there was a plain clothed officer also with gun in hand but he seemed to have assumed an overwatch position keeping an eye on the crowd, and for other subjects.
Don't know if it really matters any...but that video is from about the early 1990's. I worked for that department back in 2001 and it was being shown in the police academy then (probably still being shown today), their training has changed since then. From what I remember the female Officer didn't get fired...
Thanks for the info Foxy.
Sentry position looks somewhat dangerous for the sentry. The CAR appears to be better for everyone. Chances of hitting partner when he/she is in this position on the ground seem pretty high. Not a LEO, but I do watch all the TV cop shows. They always depict the best tactics. Please take this in the spirit it was posted in.