Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tactical Shooting

The police often train annually, quarterly, even monthly on firearms.  Firearms are dangerous and officers need to be highly skilled in their use.  Generally this training consists of shooting various guns at targets and computing a score.

We need to do a more complete job of firearms training.  Officers should have good technical skills with their guns, but also good tactical skills.  Range qualification should include tactical decisions like moving to cover, creating distance and loading under stress.

Officers should shoot from very close up, just a couple feet from the target to as much as 20 yards from the target.  Officers should have shoot targets and don't shoot targets.  Officers need to be used to making decisions when they shoot, not just trigger pulling; that's what the SGT Says.

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