Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Patrol Rifle

Your patrol rifle is not a substitute for your duty handgun.  Your handgun will be the gun that you will usually carry for most of the time.  If there is a significant danger of an armed confrontation, then you need to deploy your patrol rifle.

Response to an armed robbery, an alarm at an open bank or jewelry store, are good times to deploy the patrol rifle.  Any potential contact with dangerous suspects, a high risk traffic stop, an active shooter, or anytime gun violence has been reported are particularly good times to use the patrol rifle.

The patrol rifle can be a carbine that fires a pistol cartridge, but a rifle is better for most purposes.  .223 has almost no perceived recoil and is an excellent round.  An optic is important and will dramatically improve accuracy.  A patrol rifle is more accurate at all ranges than a pistol and will usually penetrate body armor.  The patrol rifle is large and bulky and so is not suitable for constant carry like a handgun, but provides significant advantages; that's what the SGT Says.

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