I will start this off with someone that I respect a lot for what he has done overall.
- I was forced to attend a week end training session with this gentleman in the early 80’s, because of a deployment we were going on and the government at the time was worried about lethal force and civilian deaths. And I say forced because, One it was the weekend, Two it was cutting into beer time at the mess, Three I was already a lean green fighting machine and this would be my fourth deployment, and finally what could a US Cop teaches us about using judicious lethal force.
I remember his opening statement, his resume and why he was doing what he was doing. He was a highly regarded competitive combat shooter who would score 100% on the range, until the one day when he actually had to draw his service revolver and engage a bad guy at close range (four feet) and missed with all six rounds. The bad guy missed too and in the confusion escaped. When I went home at end of it I had a much better understanding and now knew what a US Cop could teach me.
Take training and practice, don’t just carry…