Shooting-Unsighted

Previously I’ve discussed how the bad guys use guns, particularly…

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Previously I’ve discussed how the bad guys use guns, particularly handguns, with the reference taken from the publication, Violent Encounters: A Study of Felonious Assaults on Our Nation’s Law Enforcement Officers, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division. One of their significant discoveries is that criminals, while looking at their target, simply bring their handgun up to the target and fire without using the sights. They were 62 percent effective at an average distance of 15 feet.

blackhawk1.jpgThe authors of Violent Encounters, Anthony J. Pinizzotto, Ph.D., Edward F. Davis, M.S., and Charles E. Miller III, collected data on “approximately 800 instances of felonious assaults against officers; 40 of the incidents are examined, involving 43 offenders and 50 officers.” Of course, reading these findings will not have the same effect as seeing them played out in real life.

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