This is a discussion on If you were this officer, what changes would YOU have made? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by G-man* ^^^^^This! And to add, if the 45 was deemed insufficient, Iíd sure as hell go up the scale in power and ...
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I can't blame the officer in that instance, after suffering that kind of an experience. I can see where he's coming from. I'd like to think I'd still tote a .45 with fewer rounds though, being all rational and stuff, but ... the assailant just kept coming ...
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Comments are similar to the ones I remember from this story about 6 years ago.
I'd have switched to 185 grain carbon dpx +p hollow points instead of 9mm
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Thanks for the reply jmf552. The Gold Dots are among the most trusted pistol ammo. It is amazing the subject could continue the assault after being hit 14 times.
In my opinion, I hope that in a similar situation, I would think to use the largest-caliber weapon at my disposal: The car.
I believe that the officer did mention that he should have rammed the suspect as soon as he began shooting.
I hope that I would have the presence-of-mind to do exactly that.
(But I bet that I panic, and that I won't.)
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I've read this encounter a couple of times. At this time, due to the resurgence in 10mm, I'd go with that over a 9mm. When I first read the article, I would have gone with the .40 S&W over the 9mm.
Realistically though, he should have had a long conversation with the Doctor that made the stupid comment about him shooting the criminal up like he did. As he said, the guy was trying to kill him.