This is a discussion on Officer's .45 Round Inside Barrel of Gaffney SC Serial Killers .25 within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; If I were the officer I would definitely tell people I was aiming for that....
If I were the officer I would definitely tell people I was aiming for that.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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No big deal. The Lone Ranger did that all the time! LOL
I thought .45 didn't shrink? I drive through there nightly. I was glad they got that guy. Truck stops are bad enough, we don't need guys like this too.
excuse me while I say thats bad ass.
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I concur that she was probably staring at the perp's weapon and her aim gravitated right towards that possibly without her even trying to do so! Go officer, good shot.
However, now I'm concerned all the antis will start saying "why didn't you just shoot his gun?" in addition to all the "you should just shoot him in the legs!" comments
This is the third instance of same that I have heard of this.
The second was a couple of years ago ('06 or maybe '05) where a LEO had fired at a close combatant and his round precisely entered the chamber of the BGs revolver as from the _rear_ impacting the next round to be fired causing that round and his projectile to jam the gun preventing it from cycling.
The LEO survived and the fight was stopped.
I have also hear from back in '00 via the news of an officer firing again same circumstance as the OP and his own projectile entering the barrel of and becoming lodged amongst the BGs own gun.
Several other tales of same have been passed on through history but these other two in specific like this most recent story were items I have seen with my own eyes featured in real newspaper accounts.
My memory is ridiculous.
With a little help from Google I found the exact article I'd read as archived...
- JanqThursday, April 27, 2006
Amazing shot cited as self-defense
Police bullet lodged in gunman's weapon
By HECTOR CASTRO
A highly improbable shot left an officer's bullet in the cylinder of a gunman's revolver, and police say it's a pretty clear sign that the officers who shot the man faced a deadly threat.
"Physically, it is impossible to conclude anything other than the fact the suspect was pointing directly at the officers," Deputy Chief Clark Kimerer said Wednesday, adding, "I've not seen anything quite like that in my 24 years."...
This photo, which was provided by the Seattle Police Department, shows the brass cartridge being pushed out the rear of the cylinder on the gunman's revolver.
The full story can be found at; http://www.seattlepi.com/local/26816...gfollow27.html
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