The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Tactics and Training

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old October 19, 2005, 08:48 PM   #1
308Enfield
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 3, 2005
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 239
Keep your finger off the trigger...

...until you're ready to shoot. Check out this video, it should serve as ample warning to everybody that the basic rules apply everywhere - keep your finger off the trigger until you're ready to shoot!

http://www.big-boys.com/articles/womancop.html

Ok, just to hopefully head off any misunderstandings, I don't think the gender of this police officer is at all relevant to anything, I didn't name the file. Overall I think most LEOs are good people who do their best at a very tough job. So, this thread is not about women, or about police officers, its about safety and the risk of accidents.
__________________
"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." - Plato
308Enfield is offline  
Old October 19, 2005, 08:53 PM   #2
rapier144
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 2, 2005
Location: tennessee
Posts: 686
oops

Damn harley you shot me lol. Thats what you get with lack of training.
rapier144 is offline  
Old October 19, 2005, 09:00 PM   #3
imur_huckle_berry
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 28, 2005
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 102
+1 Safety ALWAYS
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

It's funny until someone loses an eye...........then it's hilarious!

Huck
imur_huckle_berry is offline  
Old October 20, 2005, 12:20 AM   #4
Old Fud
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 28, 2004
Location: California
Posts: 119
How old is this video anyway?

Sorry guys, but this one is VERY old news.
But let's get some use out of the thread anyway, huh?

HOW old is it?
I know I've been seeing it roughly every 3 months since I started reading gun forums about 2 years ago.

Can anybody put an actual DATE on it?

Fud
Old Fud is offline  
Old October 20, 2005, 01:18 AM   #5
Double Naught Spy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 8, 2001
Location: Forestburg, Montague County, Texas
Posts: 10,461
Who says the officer wasn't ready to shoot?

Besides, how can you have unexpected spontaneous discharges without your finger being on the trigger?
__________________
"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
Double Naught Spy is offline  
Old October 20, 2005, 02:15 AM   #6
KyJim
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 26, 2005
Location: The Bluegrass
Posts: 7,666
Here's another example:

http://www.informedsource.info/image...in%20class.wmv

I don't know how old this one is.
KyJim is offline  
Old October 20, 2005, 04:42 PM   #7
Ramcharger
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 26, 2004
Posts: 371
Bad cops, Bad cops....What ya gonna do when they come for you....

Springfield's finest
Ramcharger is offline  
Old October 21, 2005, 11:23 AM   #8
rapier144
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 2, 2005
Location: tennessee
Posts: 686
Dea officer

Good thing he was a professional no telling what might of happened if an idiot had a loaded firearm in the room. Where do they find these bozos?

Last edited by rapier144; October 21, 2005 at 01:06 PM.
rapier144 is offline  
Old October 23, 2005, 07:14 PM   #9
Double Naught Spy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 8, 2001
Location: Forestburg, Montague County, Texas
Posts: 10,461
Where do they find them? At the Police Academy. Haven't you seen the movies?

Sadly, not all cops who have to use their guns are really gun people and as a result, NDs happen. Cops have a huge variety of tasks that they need to do very well for things to work out properly. The only thing is that few cops ever master all of the skills they need. We tend to focus on the gun aspects because we are part of a gun forum and have a particular interest in guns.

Some martial arts folks are bothered by less than great open hand skills. Psychologists often complain of a lack of proper and productive negotiation skills to help diffuse situations.

The fact of the matter is that most cops are generalists, put into a job that demands a huge variety of skills, of which they may only master a few and of those mastered, not all necessarily pertain to work on the street.
__________________
"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
Double Naught Spy is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07483 seconds with 7 queries