Predators, including man, tend to travel in packs. Street gangs, rioters and other criminal thugs joined in groups gain power in the presence of other nefarious ne’er-do-wells. Groups and gangs are more violent together than by themselves. They are hard critters to stop. You would not want to go up against such a violent adversary with a single-shot pistol. In fact, most officers would not want to go up against a serious deadly threat with a six-shot revolver.
This notion has crossed over to the less-lethal world as well. Taser’s M26 and X26 have always been single shooters. To compensate for this, Taser has manufactured cartridge holders that attach to the bottom of the grip of both, as well as spare cartridges carriers that affix to Taser holsters and so on. Because of the single-shot design of these units, in Taser training, time is spent in speed reloading should the officer miss or the first shot be unsuccessful.
Predators, including man, tend to travel in packs. Street gangs, rioters and other criminal…
by Tactical-Life.com / Mar 4, 2010