Originally Posted by LIKTOSHOOT
This should be a learning experience, but it appears that "still" no one uses these senerio`s in training.
And most civilian instructors never will because the majority of the bad guys dont go down and invest in kevlar...You probabally already know I agree with you, more training IS
in order, people need to know how to use cover, fire w/their weak hand, shoot while moving, shoot from prone, on their side, their back, bright sunlight, no sunlight, identifying body armor in a high stress situation may not be easy, but again I concur that training to fire upon the assailants head, inner thigh/femeral artery, hip, knees ect may be in order, but in these high stress scenarios I dont know how much training one would need in order to actually take those calculated, precise, shots at a moving target which is returning fire with an automatic rifle.
It may be unnecessary, but since I sound a little pugnacious, I want to reiterate that I agree with everything said, but even those with proper combat training seldom find the opportunity and the time to take advantage of their training in the frenzy of a gun battle...Play paintball one on one with someone in an abandoned CCB and it becomes quickly apparent that all those super tactical moves you planned to make just minutes before are debased to just tring to hit your opponent before he hits you.
Our civilian training is based on scenarios that we will, in all reality, most likely have to face. And out of the 100's of students my instructor has mentored, the possibility of any of us ever facing a semi-auto toting, kevlar wearing, bone head is very remote. There are some awsome defensive pistol courses out there that probabally should be an addendum to our CCW classes, but If people would just remember to always stay alert, watch their surroundings, identify possible problems and think rationally, they would be way ahead when an unfortunate situation like this does arise.
I've been thinking about the layout of our courthouse and I've got to say there are too many places to take cover and dispatch this guy from...Why would anyone just walk up and identify themselves to the BG, as the one who is here to "fix things" is beyond me.