...Pistols and being able to hit the necessary targets (heads) at the extended ranges. With several hundred rounds fired by the LAPD, something like 900 rounds, plus the radio calls from early on saying to shoot for the heard, I honestly would have expected one or more shots to have randomly been able to strike the heads of the suspects, but it never happened. Of course, they may have aimed for the head, but since their sights were not set up for shooting to POA at that distance, the shots would have all been below the head. No doubt to make head shots at the ranges involved, the officers would have had to aim at some location above the heads of the suspects in order to get a hit.
Most had Beretta 92s, but if you watch the actual video that shows officers lined up behind police cars and shooting, you will see a few different models of handgun.
"If you look through your scope and see your shoe, aim higher."
-- said to me by my 11 year old daughter before going out for hogs 8/13/2011