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Old 08-17-2014, 10:20 AM
 
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I would point out that you are not a "typical civilian". I go through only a fraction of that, as my budget is much less than yours being in my late 20's and still trying to get established. I go through around 5K rounds a year and 2-3 courses. I just try to make them count as best I can!

Why do you think that "typical civilians" are better shots? Well, here is an interesting theory...


A typical civilian that is a good shot...likely enjoys and goes shooting, agree? I mean, how else would you determine that they were a "good shot", right? Other than they go shooting?

I think we can agree on that, yes?

Well, what about a police officer? Shooting is maybe .001% of their job. Is it an important part? YES!!! But is it a frequent part? No. One can be a darn good officer and never once fire a weapon outside of qualifications. Many officers do not place much importance on "being a good shot". Why? because to them, it's just another tool for the job---a very VERY rarely used tool. Also, people are attracted to police work for many other reasons (thankfully!!!) than "shooting".

In closing, the typical civilian who is a good shot got that way because they love it and go shooting. The typical police officer...may or may not "be a gun guy" and may or may not place as much importance on that specific part of their kit as they should.


the problem I have with a cop not being a good shot with their firearm, is that if they are not a good shot, then that pistol should never leaves it holster at all. it means quite a bit to me, when cops expend in excess of 70 rounds in NYC and do not hit the criminal at all. that tells me that the cops there are worthless with their firearms and should have never had firearms issued to them at all.
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:47 PM
 
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the problem I have with a cop not being a good shot with their firearm, is that if they are not a good shot, then that pistol should never leaves it holster at all. it means quite a bit to me, when cops expend in excess of 70 rounds in NYC and do not hit the criminal at all. that tells me that the cops there are worthless with their firearms and should have never had firearms issued to them at all.
That's not why they expended 70 rounds. Read the book "On Killing" for the real reason.
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