Saturday, September 12, 2015

Patrol Rifle

If there may be a gunfight, bring a long gun.  In most cases, bring your patrol rifle.  The patrol rifle has a much greater range and is more accurate than the handgun.  The patrol rifle will generally penetrate body armor and holds more rounds than the handgun.

Still, you need to be able to transition back from the rifle to the handgun.  The handgun only requires one hand to shoot.  The handgun is also very small so it works well in narrow corridors and other enclosed spaces.

If you have to talk on the radio, or handcuff a suspect the handgun might be a better choice.  The patrol rifle may malfunction or you might run out of ammo.  A sling on the rifle is essential so that you can simply let the rifle hang in front of you.  Practice going from rifle to handgun, handgun to rifle so you can do it seamlessly; that's what the SGT Says.

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