All of that may in fact be true. But it doesn't change the fact 84 rounds went downrange, and only 1 hit bad guy flesh. The fact we're incorporating 10 cops into the total, makes the whole thing look that much worse. We're dealing with 10 people who can't hit $h!t, not just one. That paints a pretty pi$$ poor average if you ask me.Of the 52 rounds fired by 4 cops at the first scene (that would average less than a full mag each) how many went into the car the guy was hiding behind? Then 6 cops fired 32 rounds (average of 5.3rds each) at the second scene. We're not told if the guy was hiding behind anything there doesn't seem like it from the article. We're also not told the distances.
I don't think the majority of cops are good marksmen by any means, a friend is an instructor for a federal agency and I hear his insane stories about idiots with badges on the range. But when you break down the numbers and see that they averaged less than a full mag each, I don't think this is as bad as it initially sounded.
Wonder what the odds are that 1/2 those rounds came from one spray and pray guy (or gal)?
I have no problem with accuracy using a NY1 trigger on my G22. It is actually a smoother pull, clean break and faster reset than the spring. And they don't break like springs.Not being LE myself, I'd guess that training is one of the first things to take a hit when budgets are tight. More's the pity.
I'm also fairly certain the NY triggers on the Glocks are not helping with accuracy
I completely agree. They could throw the bullets and do better.Look, I don't care how many excuses you want to make. "N.Y. Triggers", "Static Fire", along with all this other nonsense. Discharging 84 rounds and hitting the guy once is appalling and pathetic. These cops should be ashamed of themselves, and be reprimanded for putting the public in far more danger than the perp did with their idiotic spray and pray tactics. Perhaps they should practice with their eyes OPEN.
Let's see ... it was dark, robber shooting back, robber running away, cops running, injured victim in pursuit, changing ranges, chaos as to who's doing what ... was he shooting from cover.With this kind of "marksmanship", does it really matter?
Cops fire 84 shots at robbery suspect, hit him once: police
All true. BUT...... This is their job. It is what they are trained and paid to do. 10 shots, perhaps. 20 shots? I might even buy into that. BUT 84 ROUNDS IS INEXCUSABLE. What's the next similar confrontation going to bring, 150 rounds?Let's see ... it was dark, robber shooting back, robber running away, cops running, injured victim in pursuit, changing ranges, chaos as to who's doing what ... was he shooting from cover.
It like to see the report on the all the shots fired. I'm more concerned about why they were shooting if they didn't have a "good" shot. Marksmanship is also a function of the conditions and opportunity.
It's easy to judge without having all the information. Being shot at tends to introduce "puckering" - which causes one to pull their shots ... a great deal.