Cops do not practice on a weekly basis. Cops are hardly shooting professionals.
Firing hundreds of rounds with a 90% miss rate is standard for cops.
Based on the kind of gear we see these SWAT Rambo’s carrying, I’d think they’ve got full auto capability, the most expensive EOTech sights, lasers, flashlights, grips and doodads etc. that money can buy.
I think they were just itching to butcher up a perp with their toys they’ve had to shoot paper and cardboard with all those times at the tac range.
Usually, one well placed before, after or between the misses. Kinda the way that works. Regardless of ballistics, human nature takes the cake.
” cops, who are trained professionals, who practice on at least a weekly basis with their firearms”
Cops are trained but they are not professional gun slingers and they do not shoot weekly. Most only shoot once or twice a year, and even then only 50-100 rounds each time.
It’s not the Bill Of Needs.
I would say you should have at least one bullet (round for “Buffalo Head” ) at the end of a firefight. How many rounds you need would depend on location, number of purps, how good of a shot you are and several other factors. There is no way to give that a number. Also how many rounds and how often do you want to practice?
No, Jim, you are wrong.
Our politicians would rather we don't have any in the first place.
What happened in Boston is exactly what they had in mind. Citizens cowering in their own homes and Gov Alphabet Agencies/SWAT/light armored vehicles on our streets for our own protection.
I read that the younger brother killed him whe he ran over and dragged him.
You might need 200 bullets to kill a terrorist.
As many as I have cases, primers and powder for. A bullet is only slingshot fodder without the other components of a cartridge.
Stupid, know-nothing columnists (not you S and F)...learn something about guns!
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
I need as many bullets as I have cases, primers, and powder.
At least as many as the empty brass I have?
What did I win?
The question to be asked about the firefight: what was the capacity of their magazines?
I thought his Muzzie Bro' killed him by running over him with the stolen SUV.
A police spokesmen said on TV that the police had to pull back from one of the Watertown engagements because they ran out of ammunition.
Too bad Homeland Security has hogged it all up.
Except they didn't kill him. His brother ran over him with a deadly assault weapon (aka SUV) and it ripped open his ribcage and lungs.
It’s probaly worth mentioning that FBI crime statistics show that single victim- multiple perpetrator homicides are on the eise. IOW, it is becoming increasingly likely that you will be defending your life against more than one assailent? I had 5 in the cylinder when three perps tried to rob me. Believe me when I tell you, when you’re in that situation you want a large caliber weapon that holds more ammo than you need. 13-15 rounds is about right IMO. 30 is better yet.
I agree with others, it’s time the police set an example and kept to 7 bullets also...maybe back to revolvers.
After all, 6 shots with a decent-sized revolver will kill anyone for sure, if placed correctly.