Thread: Questions from a firearm n00b...
11/03/2009 6:00pm, #11
Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death Threats
- Join Date
- Jun 1998
- Cow Town
- MMA (Retired)
You absolutely do not want to develop a flinch or fearful anticipation of the recoil, so .22 is king for learning fundamentals; think of it as light contact sparring.
But if you're interested in learning how to be proficient with your firearm outside of work, then you're ahead of a lot of police officers already. Not bagging on the profession as a whole, but there's definitely a need for more emphasis on marksmanship in certain areas (LA, New York, etc).
11/03/2009 6:10pm, #12
There are MANY things that cops need more training on.
Many PD's only do a yearly qualification which is woefully inadequate, but its more than almost ALL PD's do when it comes to driving training. And guess which outstrips almost all other causes of officer and civilian deaths? Few cops will ever shoot anybody, but almost ALL cops will get in a car accident of some sort on the job. But car wrecks are not as frightening, dramatic or as "macho" of a threat.
The bottom line on the whole shebang is money. There just isnt enough to train cops (and pay them for it too) to the level that they should be. Just as in the military, you have some "warriors" who live and breathe all the aspects of their profession, and will get the training themselves, and then there are the "just here for the college money" types who will only take what is given to them.
11/03/2009 6:27pm, #13
11/03/2009 8:47pm, #14
I hate glocks.Best Vietnam War music video I've ever seen put together by a vet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDY8raKsdfg
11/03/2009 10:24pm, #15
By the way, nice choice on the 27. I've been wanting to pick one up myself, but I'm too darn broke for anything other than bills nowadays...
11/03/2009 10:31pm, #16
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11/04/2009 4:52pm, #20
Kimber 1911, Sig 245, SA XD40.