Magazine limits? Ask this guy.

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Magazine limits? Ask this guy.

Postby AlanM » Mon, 04 Feb 2019 06:50:29

Why one cop carries 145 rounds of ammo on the job

This cop's experience and the 56 SECOND shootout that ensued would make a GREAT TV movie but the anti-gun left would never produce it.

I'd quote the article but it's all riveting and is a quick read.
Please note that this article is o a site devoted to LEOs so it's obvious to me that cops DO understand that magazine limits aren't a good thing.

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Postby WRW » Mon, 04 Feb 2019 11:07:34

Another takeaway from the article was the Dr.'s willingness to condemn.

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Postby kelu » Mon, 04 Feb 2019 13:18:04

So much about the .45 legends? Cop switched from .45 to 9mm.
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Postby Ironbear » Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:17:42

AlanM wrote:Old military pilot saying: "The only time you have too much ammunition or fuel is when you are on fire."

Isn't quite the pithy saying, but one soldier essentially once told me that you always have to too much ammo when you you have to carry it, and never have enough when you have to use it.
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I told him, "I want to pound nails!"
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Postby sos24 » Mon, 11 Feb 2019 23:08:24

WRW wrote:Another takeaway from the article was the Dr.'s willingness to condemn.

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Exactly!
From the article:
“At one point Gramins heard a doctor exclaim, “We may as well stop. Every bag of blood we give him ends up on the floor. This guy’s like Swiss cheese. Why’d that cop have to shoot him so many times!”

Answer:
“Gramins thought, “He just tried to kill me! Where’s that part of it?””

Not to mention the guy did not stop until the last 3.


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Postby WRW » Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:49:34

As to the .45 vs. 9 mm...in this case it boils down more to the fitness and determination of the offender. The big FBI Miami Shootout had two such determined bad guys that each had more than one lethal wound. The point made in this article about giving CNS incapacitation against offenders this motivated a try is good advice. The Mozambique drill originated with two chest shots that showed no immediate effect. Fortunately, the third round hit the spine and ended the threat.

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Postby MarcSpaz » Tue, 12 Feb 2019 03:21:19

The only problem I see with the Mozambique drill for returning fire is that, if you are already under fire, you need to be on the move and quickly or you're dead. Its really hard to pull off a head shot while on the move.

That said, if you are close enough to get the shot off, the T zone is an instant off switch.


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Postby WRW » Tue, 12 Feb 2019 10:19:58

I wouldn't adhere to the drill. If opportunity presented itself, then take that shot.

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