“Aiming” Is So Old School

This is pathetic

Two Harlem cops yesterday fired a staggering 84 shots at an armed thug after he squeezed off one round at them — but the punk incredibly survived and was charged with slaying his sleeping kid sister and trying to kill their mother, authorities said.

…The uniformed cops — a sergeant and police officer — unleashed the barrage of bullets from 70 feet away. They each reloaded their pistols twice.

…The police officer fired 45 shots — one round in his gun’s chamber, two 15-round magazines and all but one round in his third magazine. He told investigators he thought he was out of ammo. The sergeant also fired one shot he kept in the chamber, two 15-shot magazines and eight rounds from his third magazine, Browne said.

The scumbag allegedly murdered his little sister, who seemed a sweet dear girl, and tried to kill his mother. He was hit by 14 of the 84 rounds the cops fired.

Did the cops even look over the car or did they just crouch down behind it and fire wildly?

8 Responses to ““Aiming” Is So Old School”

  1. major dad says:

    Cops are trained, wrongly IMHO, to keep firing until the threat is neutralized. It’s ridiculous. You rarely hit what you are aiming at if you fire as fast as you can. It’s called fire discipline. Their training should be called into serious question.

  2. David Crawford says:

    Major Dad,

    Seriously? Are you saying that “spray and pray” is NOT a smart way to throw lead around a densely populated area? Wow, who woulda thunk it. Ya learn something new everyday.

  3. JeffS says:

    Not to mention, these cops were 70 feet from their target — call it 22 meters. For a pistol, that’s medium range. Assuming the punk was standing up, 14 hits out of 84 rounds is atrocious shooting. They should have had MUCH better accuracy than that, either by using slower, aimed fire, or getting closer to the shooter (what the military calls “fire and maneuver”).

    Which goes back to Major Dad’s point — cop training on firearms sucks.

  4. major dad says:

    Firing as fast as you can at a target 22 meters away with a pistol with I’m guessing no more than a 4-5 inch barrel is almost futile. I’ve seen guys miss a man sized target at 7 meters firing too fast. At least they weren’t using a shotgun or an M-16 huh Dave?

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    NYPD std issue: the SIG P226 DAO, Smith & Wesson model 5946, or Glock 19.

  6. mojo says:

    “These guys couldn’t hit water if they fell out of a boat.”

  7. major dad says:

    Yep, 4.4 inch barrels and probably in 9mm, no wonder he took 14 hits and was still alive. Pitiful indeed.

  8. Gunslinger says:

    Simple solution would be this beautiful carbine in my collection. It’s scary accurate at fifty yards out of the box even with the most basic 9mm target rounds.

    It’s even good for fending off cylons.

    Of course, Nanny Bloomberg and his pack of political jackwagons would never approve of something sensible.

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