Thursday, June 4, 2009

Range Monthly

Tonight I conducted range training. Our chief can to the range and shot. He shoots every month, just like the rest of us. Does your chief shoot? Does all of your command staff shoot? Do all of your officers shoot?

Every employee of the police department who carries a gun as a regular part of their duties should go to the range every month. Firearms training is a perishable skill and if it is not practiced every month you will become rusty. One of my officers had not shot for a couple months and when he came in he put the bullets into the magazine backwards! It happens when we don't practice.

Firearms training is very important and there is so much to cover shooing less frequently than monthly means you either have to have very long training sessions or you are leaving out too much important training. Our range sessions are very short but we cover many topics. Today we did transition from handgun to rifle, shooting from cover, movement to cover and shooting while moving. We fired 20 rounds. You don't have to shoot a lot of bullets to learn a lot of skills; that's what the SGT Says.

2 comments:

Protect_and_Serve said...

Not only does our Sheriff qualify with the rest of us, he out-shoots most of us.

Bunkermeister said...

Our chief is very good too.