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A simple reminder... shoot until the threat stops and NO magazine is large enough...

Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics, and Training' started by mcdonl, Aug 1, 2013.

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  1. mcdonl

    mcdonl Member

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    I just read this article, which was about a Police Officer coming to Maine to thank Tex Tech for developing the anti-balistics used in his vest. It contributed to saving his life...

    I say contributed because the article goes on to call out training, videos of officers being saved by the vest, only to be killed by the shooter who was able to walk up to them and shoot them in the head.

    We all say it, some of us believe it... this man can be a father because he DID it...
     
  2. MarshallDodge

    MarshallDodge Member

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    Shot placement.
     
  3. Deltaboy1984

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    Shot placement is of the Highest importance when your life is on the line. He is Blessed to have survived.
     
  4. Mainsail

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    What does this have to do with a citizen? How would more ammo help me in the same situation?

    I don't wear a vest, so carrying a combat load-out of ammunition will just mean my killer will get a bunch more ammo.
     
  5. Hanzo581

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    I keep seeing the "shot placement" line thrown around. I think the point here is when the chips are down and you are actually in a gunfight and not plinking in the back yard you'll be lucky if your shots hit where you want, so it is better to have as many rounds as you can comfortably carry.
     
  6. Red October

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    Couldn't agree more with Hanzo.
    It is absolutely true that good shot placement is key; however, unless you have actually been in that situation, you don't really know how well you are going to be able to place your shots. At least with extra ammunition, you have options.
    As a friend once told me: "I'd rather be looking at it than looking for it."

    Just my 2¢.
     
  7. Kleanbore

    Kleanbore Moderator Staff Member

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    So, we have a sworn officer wearing a vest who responds to a call about a robbery, encounters someone backing up in an SUV, orders the driver to stop... and we are completely outside of the realm of armed citizen defensive strategies and tactics.
     
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