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Old August 13, 2011, 09:00 PM   #1
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alright lets get discussing

alright, this is for the people in charge of swat magazine, and for everyone else to get their input in.

Im a smart man, ive long been able to see through scames in advertising, and hype. still gun writing isnt my profession so this is to get some input from the reading public.

I have an idea that can be either a magazine article, or a book, or a tv show.

the basic idea is to end the semi auto "better" then revolvers based on how fast an average person can be trained to a set standard of proficiency with them.

in order to do that i would require a type of double blind in which the subjects of the study get tested against how well they learn each type of weapon, but against how good their reflexes are at the start and end of the procedure.

its a tad complicated but i want to try to get it done.
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Old August 17, 2011, 01:17 PM   #2
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Tall order but, if you're up to it, I think it'd be an interesting read. Two problems that need to be worked out are:
1) What is the practical test standard and how would it be scored?
2) Instructor bias. Unless the instructor could demonstrate that he had nothing to prove, his own bias would inevitably creep into the teaching of each.

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Old September 7, 2011, 05:29 AM   #3
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Personally I never accepted the argument that one could be better than the other. While they are similar tools... situations, regulations, and preference play a big part in the operators choice.

I have caried both in a professional setting. I cant say one is better in every situation.
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