Traditionally, cops have been trained to shoot while standing still. By now it should be pretty clear where this is “going,” and going should be the name of the game when the going gets tough.
When I (and most of us) became a police officer, all cops, military personnel and competitors shot from static positions. These shooters moved to and from positions, but rarely while carrying a loaded firearm in their hands, and virtually never while shooting. Thus, because people’s actions are a result of their training, all of these shooters continued the practice of shooting their guns virtually all of the time while remaining where they had planted their feet. As a result, lots of the ones who wore uniforms died where they stood.
Traditionally, cops have been trained to shoot while standing still. By now it should…
by Charlie Cutshaw / Oct 1, 2007