Another reason why you need to practice distance shooting with your handguns
That is an excellent shot. Suicide by cop? Perhaps. Regardless, a deranged armed man is standing in his front yard with a loaded rifle in a quiet neighborhood. The officer is completely justified in taking the shot to protect innocent lives. I wonder if Deranged Lives Matter will start a riot over this.
When I went through the NJSP Academy, revolvers were the issued duty guns for 99% of police departments at least in NJ. There were some exceptions... 1911s and early generation 9mm.Ye Sir, a person with a rifle vs a cop (or anyone) with a pistol is at a very distinct disadvantage for sure.
While i am not a Police officer I have lawys proposed thta within ones ability if you own a gun, especially if you carry a gun then you need to practice at a distance where you can hit a human sized target.
yea-yea-yea most attacks occur inside 5 yards , but damn If i am going to be walking across a parking lot and see 2-3 guys approaching me and holding guns and i am going to wait until they get 5 yards form me to protect myself or my loved ones.
Honestly i feel the that distance is my friend and my advantage over most bad guys.
the practicing of moving and firing is a good idea as well, things change a lot when motion is put into the equation.
Shooting at distance magnifies anything you are doing wrong so it is easier to see. What may move the POI an inch or so inside 7 yards suddenly becomes REAL noticeable once the distance increases dramatically.When I went through the NJSP Academy, revolvers were the issued duty guns for 99% of police departments at least in NJ. There were some exceptions... 1911s and early generation 9mm.
We trained in what was called the Police Tactical Revolver Course. Every Monday morning from 0800-1200 for my platoon. We shot from 50 yards... week hand barricade, strong hand barricade and prone. Than you moved incrementally closer until you reached 3 yards but it was all standing from there. Rinse and repeat for 4 hours.
The training was slightly different for off duty guns as they were all snubnosed revolvers and 50 yards is a bit challenging if not impossible.
Point is that practice from 50 yards hones your basic skills(sight picture, sight target, breath control, trigger squeeze) pretty dam well.