Preliminary Report That IDPA Shooters Assisted At Kenya Mall Shooting

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Justin, Sep 30, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Justin

    Justin Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    19,421
    Location:
    THE CHAIR IS AGAINST THE WALL
    I can't vouch for the veracity of this source, but a claim is circulating that two of the first responders at the mass shooting in Kenya were on their way home from an IDPA match when they heard about the shooting and decided to respond.

    http://gunscarstech.com/2013/09/27/idpa-does-not-train-you-for-real-life/

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 4
     
  2. HankR

    HankR Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Messages:
    543
    Location:
    upper midwest
    The rumor I heard is that they were first responders (by training/job) and also IDPA shooters. They were at a match that morning, and were called to respond. Not just average Joe IDPA shooters stopping in to help out, but cops or equivalent shooting IDPA prior to the call. Still of interest, for many reasons.
     
  3. Justin

    Justin Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    19,421
    Location:
    THE CHAIR IS AGAINST THE WALL
    Correct, and, frankly, I'd like to see official commentary on them as well.

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 4
     
  4. Blackstone

    Blackstone Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Messages:
    784
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    A few people picking on the guy in the background with the latex gloves, saying he's got his finger on the trigger. imo it's not clear as he could just have short fingers.
     
  5. Mk VII

    Mk VII Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,218
    Location:
    England
    Not sure I'd like 'come as you are' pick-up hostage rescue teams. They'd be more likely to shoot each other, or regular law-enforcement, without any coordination.
     
  6. Aikibiker

    Aikibiker Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    558
    Location:
    Daytona, Fl
    Things are different in other parts of the world. Also if those were security contractors sponsoring an IDPA match for the Kenyan police special types, it is a good chance they taught the official Kenyan hostage rescue team.
     
  7. r1derbike

    r1derbike Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Messages:
    848
    Location:
    Northwest Arkansas
    It appears he does have short fingers.

    Camera perspective might make that assumption wrong, however.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice