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Self Defense Shootings

Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics and Training' started by Working Man, Jul 24, 2014.

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  1. Working Man

    Working Man Member

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    Barring LEOs, Military, and those within the security industry are there any statistics available that note the number of rounds fired in a self defense scenario between those with some if any professional training vs. those without professional training?
     
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    One has got to believe this data is available, if for no other reason than I could see it being used as an argument for whether capping magazines sizes really is an issue or not in self defense situations...
     
  3. CWL

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    How would you define "professional" training?

    Would a standard NRA-type safety class before issuance of a CCL be considered professional-enough?

    What about someone who doesn't have much spare cash or time, but who has been shooting since his grandpa took him out as a child, and who knows firearms safety & shooting skills by heart, be considered "untrained"?

    I don't want to things to go this way because it could be another means that gun-grabbers would use to prevent the "average" citizen from accessing firearms by tying access to training.

    BTW, I have no problems with professional training, but it isn't available to everyone, nor are all "pro" trainers equal in skills and teaching abilities.
     
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    The average round count in SD has been used the the Colorado debates about gun restrictions. The recent decision that upheld the restrictions cleverly hoisted the gun world on their own rhetorical petard.
     
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    I do not believe anyone collects the training data on the defender; since the LEO investigators don't need that for their reports, they don't ask.

    An interested researcher might do follow-up interviews, but I have not heard of that being widely done; some trainers (see the Tom Givens thread here) seem to be collecting information from their students.
     
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