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Police Shootout: Why one cop carries 145 rounds of ammo on the job

Police Shootout: Why one cop carries 145 rounds of ammo on the job

Not sure I would change to 9mm from a .45, but he must want to extra mag capacity. A G21 only holds 13 rounds, outside CA.

Also, the point about getting that AR closer to the action is one of the most important points. When he went to the passenger rear of the suspect's car instead of toward his own trunk (where the AR was) could have been fatal, if the SKS would have been put into play.

http://www.policeone.com/patrol-issues/articles/6199620-Why-...

Lessons learned from facing an “invincible” assailant
By Charles Remsberg

Sgt. Timothy Gramins who fired 17 .45-cal. rounds into a hell-bent suspect before putting him down offers these lessons learned from his extraordinary fight for his life:

1.) Beef up your ammo reserves. “A lot more rounds are being exchanged in today’s gunfights than in the past. With offenders carrying heavier weapons, going on patrol with just a handgun and two extra magazines no longer cuts it. Carry more ammo. Always have a backup gun. Carry a loaded rifle where you can reach it. I can’t express how quickly your firearm will go empty when you’re shooting for real. There’s no worse feeling than pulling the trigger and hearing it go ‘click’.”

2.) Practice head shots. “When you fire multiple ‘lethal’ rounds into an attacker and he keeps going, you don’t have the luxury of waiting 20 or 40 more seconds for him to die while he can still shoot at you. Don’t waste time arguing the relative merits of various calibers. No handgun rounds have reliable stopping power with body shots. Pick the round you can shoot best and practice shooting at the suspect’s head.”



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