A police officer in a tense dynamic situation - or a soldier fighting for his life on some far off battle field does not get the luxury of claiming a flyer.
You have to be sure of each and every bullet. Thats why in my book - flyers count. But I will not hold anyone else to that degree.
Even if no one else knows - I still know - and God still knows.
There are things that happen that may be out of your control - like an incorrectly seated or deformed bullet... a sudden distraction... Solar Flair... No matter - those have to be factored in before you take the shot. Chance is just that. Muphy (as in Murphy's Law) is alive and well.
I mean, if I went around saying I was an Emperor because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, people would put me away!
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE