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"The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." -A.E. van Vogt
Loved that. Tango Juliet is a long time friend. Hearing that over the phone about had me snorting coffee while I'm trying to maneuver the new and improved highway 465 where I was stuck in the cretin lane.
Thank you both! It was a fun night.
Tango Juliet,Glad to see the training officers at your local PD are making use of their resources. The problem with force on force training, is that usually we have to use other cops as the bad guys and it just doesn't "feel" right.While your training officer may have been upset with your ad-lib, I applaud it. It's good to have somebody think outside the box in these types of scenarios occasionally, because that's what the REAL bad guys do.
Way back when, I was a non-sworn LE employee doing tech stuff. My captain got picked for some simunition training role playing and, knowing I shot IPSC, asked if I wanted to play, too. At the fenced off and soon-to-be-torn down apartment complex it was "vehicle takedown night." Tip: if the passenger stumbles out of the vehicle carrying a half-full whiskey bottle in his weak hand and staggers to you, holding on to the car for support, don't trust him. As soon as he gets close enough to identify a target with the lights in his face he'll suddenly sober up, drop the bottle (plastic, of course), draw his gun and drill you with three rounds, roll left and drop the passenger deputy from the ground with 4 more. And, it turns out that while you're focusing on the "drunk" passenger the driver is also putting rounds into you. Amazingly, that worked repeatedly even when the next team up was watching. Each time it got harder to sell, though, and the last couple of evolutions the driver had to initiate the firing while the "drunk" staggered away from the car. For some reason neither of us got invited back to the playground again.....
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