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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Just Lending a Hand Edition(TX)
The Truth About Guns ^ | 1 August, 2012 | Rober Farago

Posted on 08/01/2012 9:03:04 PM PDT by marktwain

“I’m just a citizen trying to help an officer out. That’s what I was tryin’ to do.” That’s what Vic Stacy had to say while deflecting attempts to call him a hero. Stacy came to the aid of Sgt. Steven Means of the Early, TX PD who came under fire from Charles Conner. According to ktxs.com, Conner had already murdered two neighbors and their dogs before opening fire on the officer as he arrived on the scene. When Stacy saw Sgt. Means couldn’t get a good shot at Conner, he feared the cop would be the third (well, fifth) victim of the afternoon. So Stacy opened up with his own gun, hitting him in the thigh and knocking him down. Conner’s now in a morgue somewhere after Means and Stacy ventilated him sufficiently to end the threat. We know at least one cop who’s glad firearms aren’t restricted to police and the military. [h/t Eric Nelson]


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; police; tx
Video at the site.
1 posted on 08/01/2012 9:03:12 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

In the video, he says that he was about 165 yards from the perpetrator, so I suspect that Vic Stacy (the citizen aiding the under fire policeman) was using a rifle.


2 posted on 08/01/2012 9:05:20 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The civilian engaged the bad guy at a range of over 65 yards. With a pistol. And connected with five out of six.

Good shooting.


3 posted on 08/01/2012 9:05:53 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: marktwain

It’s more like 65. He was using a pistol at a distance, as confirmed from multiple sources, and the interview (to me) it sounds like he was guesstimating one hundred then decided that 65 was more like it.

No independent confirmation on distance yet, but reports indicate he was firing from the other side of a sort of ‘courtyard’ or central square in the RV Park, so some distance.


4 posted on 08/01/2012 9:08:08 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: marktwain

He deserves free range time for life at police range.


5 posted on 08/01/2012 9:10:38 PM PDT by lightman (One of the marks of the Beast is a white lower case "f" on a blue square.)
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To: Spktyr
The civilian engaged the bad guy at a range of over 65 yards. With a pistol. And connected with five out of six.

Most impressive

6 posted on 08/01/2012 9:10:48 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: paul51

If you say so.
I suspect that like me, he practices, and actually USES his sights!

A man size target at one hundred yards should not be an issue to hit.


7 posted on 08/01/2012 9:26:01 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: lightman
He deserves free range time for life at police range.

Doesn't sound like he needs it...

8 posted on 08/01/2012 9:26:31 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Loyal Sedition

True, what you say, but at 100 yards, I would not be able to tell exactly who I was shooting at or see much more than a blur. Good shooting is what it was. Incredible shooting, if I was the one coming to the cop’s rescue. ;-)


9 posted on 08/01/2012 9:34:37 PM PDT by PoliticalArsonist
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To: marktwain

This guy deserves an award! Thank you concerned citizen.


10 posted on 08/01/2012 9:52:00 PM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: paul51

I regularly hit a sillouette at 50 yards with my Glock 21, .45 acp. In fact, it’s rare for me to miss at that distance. I might not be making head shots but a fully exposed torso? No problem.


11 posted on 08/01/2012 10:00:58 PM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: Spktyr
The civilian engaged the bad guy at a range of over 65 yards. With a pistol. And connected with five out of six.

That's doable. I can nail a five gallon bucket at 100 yards with a S &W .357 686+, 6 " barrel, of course the bucket ain't shooting back.

12 posted on 08/01/2012 10:12:10 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Loyal Sedition

my, we sure have some good paper shooters at the range in house


13 posted on 08/01/2012 10:23:59 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Loyal Sedition

With a handgun? Wow!


14 posted on 08/01/2012 10:25:09 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Spktyr

Nice shooting indeed.


15 posted on 08/01/2012 10:37:37 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: Doomonyou

Yeah, doing it in combat and ‘for real’ when the target is shooting back with a rifle is another story entirely. And this guy managed to do it.


16 posted on 08/01/2012 11:10:03 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: marktwain

No, Mr Stacy was using a. 357 revolver.
He also hit the perp at least three times.

If his claim is verified he should be teaching defensive shooting classes. My hat is off to him regardless.


17 posted on 08/01/2012 11:15:38 PM PDT by myheroesareDeadandRegistered
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To: paul51

You sound doubtful.

Fine by me, Browning HP, I use a 12” target at one hundred yards.
Really not that difficult if one AIMS using the sights.
No rule against steadying your aim with whatever object may be available.
Cover can also provide a rest.
One reason my gun is not a show-piece, resting it on tree branches, logs, rocks, fence post, as might happen in the real world.

This guy in Texas had it easier, only sixty-five yards.

Having actually been shot at I know my reaction, cold calm.
So far no one has put me to the point of actually having to shoot them, a couple have come close.

Moved out of the Kalifornia thugocracy to decrease the chance I would have to shoot a thug, not moving again.
More practice.


18 posted on 08/02/2012 1:00:09 AM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: marktwain

skytyr, cops ARE civilians. But, I agree the private citizen did exactly the right thing.


19 posted on 08/02/2012 1:58:36 AM PDT by Nathaniel (- A Man Without A Cross -)
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To: Spktyr

65 yards with a pistol? Wow. That is some outstanding shooting.


20 posted on 08/02/2012 4:50:42 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Not really. We have plenty here that will routinely shoot 2 inch groups at 300 yards behind the back with a mirror /s


21 posted on 08/02/2012 7:39:36 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: paul51

I read your post at first without the “/s” at the end.

My wife was wondering why I was saying, “Damn...”

Then I re read it.

I have to laugh. There are so many people who believe shooting any kind of pistol is like Hollywood—you can shoot the pistol of your foe out of his hand while he is drawing...from fifty paces. Twice.

Hitting ANYTHING near where you aimed at 150 is pretty darned good shooting.


22 posted on 08/02/2012 9:09:15 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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