I was watching a YouTube ‘movie’ with an ex-spurt coaching wannabe gun slingers.
Nothing remarkable, such ‘tubes’ are ten a penny nowadays but one thing was being pushed the whole time, the only shot that counted was a safe round through the cerebral cortex or the spinal column.
There was a lot of film showing ten feet and under close combat drills and loads of hostage shots, and a target not a lot different from this.
I wrote about this in a post about learning to shoot and accuracy.
It’s one of those “WTF do I do now” moments isn’t it?
Guy hiding behind someone and pointing a gun at you.
Now our ex-spurt was berating a novice because they shot the hostage by “mistake”.
OK, if it was their job to give up their life or save the hostage I can understand that reaction. (Sort of)
Only in real life your survival depends on taking out the threat and you may not be able to play around with your finely honed range skills. My training was if all else fails, put two through the hostage.
Yet Would You?
After all whose life is more important, yours, the hostage, or the others that the bad guy(s) are going to kill?
I have also seen cases where bad guys corral innocents and open fire from within.
Sort of confident that the fine, upstanding, moral minded, ROE (rules of engagement) tied, soldier or LEO wouldn’t open fire on innocent men, woman, and kids.
Yet Would You?
The impression I got from the ex-spurt and his “holier that God spiel” was
“Don’t shoot unless you can guarantee a kill shot”.
That’s an interesting philosophy.
Standing there taking fire because you can’t aim directly at the shooter(s) and helplessly watching bad guys fire on other innocents because of your ROE, training, or moral code?
Just think about that for a while.
What would you do??