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Old July 15, 2010, 06:28 PM   #1
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Montana Traffic Stop

A routine traffic stop in Montana turns ugly. Turn up your computer
volume. Listen for the first "click" as the driver pulls out
and points the gun at the Trooper....a 41 Magnum Revolver. The
"click" is the hammer dropping on an already fired round in the
cylinder. The second round was live. A lucky Trooper indeed!
The suspect was shot in the back while driving away and died on
scene after crashing into a building.



Observe the speed at which the Trooper draws
his weapon and fires. Accurately. Practice makes
perfect.


Click here: Hamilton Police shooting video
http://billingsgazette.com/news/stat...cc4c002e0.html
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Old July 15, 2010, 07:42 PM   #2
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Holy hell!
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Old July 15, 2010, 07:45 PM   #3
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Another scum bag off the planet. Great shooting by the officer!
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Old July 15, 2010, 07:56 PM   #4
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I concur with the Officer....Holy Sh>t!
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Old July 15, 2010, 08:05 PM   #5
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Yeah, that was some PHENOMENAL shooting, especially for having had a gun go *click* all up in his grill. I'd have certainly needed a new pair of shorts after that.
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Old July 15, 2010, 08:05 PM   #6
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That was an incredibly close call. Under any other circumstances, he would be dead. Congrats to the officer for reacting quickly after getting over the shock.
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Old July 15, 2010, 08:12 PM   #7
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Yeah, you can see it took him a second to realize what just happened but he recovered from it pretty quick and took care of business.
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Old July 16, 2010, 09:56 AM   #8
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See how the adrenaline made it hard for him to talk? I have only had that happen once to me and I can say its quite a feeling.
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Old July 16, 2010, 10:24 AM   #9
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qoute: See how the adrenaline made it hard for him to talk? I have only had that happen once to me and I can say its quite a feeling.
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His voice was extremely controlled considering what just happened to him. Definately a good, well trained officer. It also looks like he also hit the gun with his flashlight, knocking the aim away from his face.
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Old July 16, 2010, 11:07 AM   #10
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Hamilton is a small town, I imagine there's only a few city police there, or perhaps the county is contracted. Regardless, job well done.
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Old July 16, 2010, 11:34 AM   #11
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Wow.

Glad the police officer is still with us, fine shooting on his part.
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Old July 16, 2010, 01:03 PM   #12
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Yeah, you can see it took him a second to realize what just happened but he recovered from it pretty quick and took care of business.
Complacency kills.

There is no such thing as a "routine" stop.

The officer recovered well from his initial hesitation, however, sometimes you won't get a chance to "recover". Hopefully the officer learns from the experience and approaches each encounter with a plan to take defensive action immediately, and without hesitation.
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Old July 16, 2010, 01:41 PM   #13
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Recently posted and discussed..

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=407778
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Old July 18, 2010, 03:25 PM   #14
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I'd have certainly needed a new pair of shorts after that.
Me three although the officer was spotted late that evening purchasing a gallon of bleach for stain removal LOL.

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Recently posted and discussed..
Dude you should apply to become a moderator. You chime in alot just to say its been done before or to challenge whether a thread qualified as tactics and training. Please let the trained professionals handle the forum. If you don't like a thread go to another.

Respond to the OP or with something valid to add to the discussion or go away. See now you got me acting like you.
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Old July 18, 2010, 03:41 PM   #15
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This may be a silly question.. but would a kevlar vest stop a 41 magnum round at that range?
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Old July 18, 2010, 04:02 PM   #16
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Tex, thank you for posting that video! I am certainly glad that the officer reacted quickly and hopefully helped the driver/shooter to reach ambient room temperature!
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Old July 18, 2010, 04:45 PM   #17
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Vests come in different levels of effectiveness .So the stopping depends on what bullet in what cartridge against what vest. Remember that vests don't protect you if the bullet hits un protected areas like your head !!
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Old July 18, 2010, 04:53 PM   #18
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Old July 18, 2010, 05:03 PM   #19
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Holy Hell indeed!

EXCELLENT control of nerves by the officer, and what a fine way to react! He's got some great shooting skills! Just look at that stance where he just freezes and dedicates his mind and body to bringing that scumbag down!

+1 for the officer and +1 for Double stack mags! Glad that he wasn't harmed.
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Old July 18, 2010, 05:35 PM   #20
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Unbelievable. Superb reaction by the officer. Very fortunate to have the entire thing recorded so there can't be any doubt as to who was at fault.
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Old July 19, 2010, 02:15 PM   #21
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Everyone extolling the officer's "brilliant" action.. while I'm happy with the outcome, generally speaking it was a poorly executed stop.

In the other discussion, you'll find some excellent observations by trained LEOs. Two examples:

1) Officer had the flashlight in his gun hand, contrary to most training.

2) Officer approached from the window, not from the B-pillar as is often taught.

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Old July 19, 2010, 03:44 PM   #22
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Anyone know what the trooper was using ?
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Old July 19, 2010, 04:24 PM   #23
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Everyone extolling the officer's "brilliant" action.. while I'm happy with the outcome, generally speaking it was a poorly executed stop.

In the other discussion, you'll find some excellent observations by trained LEOs. Two examples:

1) Officer had the flashlight in his gun hand, contrary to most training.

2) Officer approached from the window, not from the B-pillar as is often taught.
The shooting happened after the officer had already approached. That eliminates the deficiencies in his approach from this discussion. The flashlight OTOH should have been in his weak hand however from the video it appears that having it in his strong hand allowed him to deflect the revolver in the opposite direction he planed on moving. It also didn't seem to delay his draw, the reason for keeping the strong hand free.

He won the fight despite the element of surprise. He kept his composure despite taking fire. He should be commended not ridiculed
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Old July 19, 2010, 04:32 PM   #24
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Ditto ThreeGun that was fast reaction and the good guy won
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Old July 19, 2010, 04:34 PM   #25
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I cannot imagine what that trooper must have felt when the gun clicked in his face. Sheer panic followed by sheer relief most likley wow. I'm glad the BD was stupid and accidently had a fired case in the live chamber. He got what he deserved it seems as well, the officer started lighting him up. He scored a fatal hit even though he was throwing bullets like candy because of the adrenaline.
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