Brian D. wrote:techmike wrote:Body cam footage - HERE of all places. It appears that the officer wearing this cam used his pistol to nail the shooter through the window. Also noted that another officer with an AR ditched it as it may have jammed? I think I detected an expletive in the audio...
Slow that down and look closely. It appears he fired one round from the AR and then dropped it because..no magazine was in the well. It could have been bumped out because he was sprinting to the scene from his vehicle.
In the fire/EMS racket, we occasionally broke equipment during full tilt training, and more often when doing stuff for real in an emergency.
That officer transitioned to his M&P about as smooth and quick as his adrenaline dump allowed.
JediSkipdogg wrote:From what you heard it fell out at some point. Talking with some I know at CPD they are notorious for loading the mags to the full 30 rounds, which we all know at that point sometimes makes them hard to seat properly. My guess is he thought it was fully in and it fell out.
schmieg wrote:JediSkipdogg wrote:From what you heard it fell out at some point. Talking with some I know at CPD they are notorious for loading the mags to the full 30 rounds, which we all know at that point sometimes makes them hard to seat properly. My guess is he thought it was fully in and it fell out.
In Viet Nam, we always slapped the bottom of the mag after inserting it and, if we had time, grabbed and shook it to make sure it was seated properly.
techmike wrote:Well, I wonder how often CPD does training with their rifles. Other than periodic paper punching.
Brian D. wrote:I'm thinking he grabbed the rifle from the trunk of his cruiser, and the magazine release button got bumped while the officer was rushing across the square, or wherever he responded from on foot. I could imagine him not noticing that happened. When you get focused in on rushing directly towards some danger, your eyes and ears sometimes block out everything else. That much, I'm not guessing about.
Chuck wrote:Not exactly what you would call, "heightened awareness", is it?
That would mean that either the AR was in his trunk in, at least, condition one or he inserted the magazine, closed the bolt and then, somehow, dropped the magazine.
I doubt that transporting an AR with a round in the chamber is department SOP.
catfish86 wrote:You always train beyond the point of being good because stress knocks your performance.
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