Quote: Originally Posted by jackd
Thank for your confirmation that PROFESSIONALS ( like you qualify them) will always try to maximize the damages.
Shoot to kill. I'm not impressed by your professionalism
Please don't take offense, but your attitude is completely typical of those who don't know what they are talking about.
First of all, you never shoot to kill, you shoot to stop. Your purpose is to prevent your assailant from continuing his attack, you want to stop him, whether he lives or dies is irrelevant. You are defending yourself.
There are numerous reasons one never shoots to wound:
1. A hit in the arm or leg does NOT incapacitate an attacker.
2. Hits outside of the centre mass area are extremely hard to score on a moving target, especially when under the extreme stress of an attack. It is simply stupid to waste your time shooting for a non-lethal hit while your attacker presses home his attack.
3. You may have more than one attacker, and while you are wasting rounds and time trying to wound one guy, another could be closing for the kill.
4. Hits on arms and legs over-penetrate, and the bullets continue on their merry way. Misses, of course, also go flying around. We try to avoid both by hitting the solidest, and largest parts of the body. We are responsible for every round we fire, and we don't want ANY winding up in innocent bystanders.
I teach armed self-defense to armoured car guards.
The first option taught is the best: RUN AWAY!
Police don't have that option.