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Austin cop's sure shot stopped crazed gunman

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  1. Jedi Knight

    Jedi Knight Well-Known Member

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    And for some good news! Holding the reins of two horses with one hand, Austin Police Sgt. Adam Johnson raised his service pistol and fired a bullseye into the target some 312 feet away.

    Down went Larry McQuilliams, and so ended his rampage through the streets of the Texas capital, where he’d fired more than 100 rounds from his AK-47 and .22-caliber rifles at buildings. The shot, from Johnson’s Smith & Wesson M&P .40 pistol, hit McQuilliams square in the chest and made the 15-year-veteran the toast of gun enthusiasts around the country. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/05/austin-cop-sure-shot-stopped-crazed-gunman/:type:
     
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    poncho Well-Known Member

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    Proper training means not having to empty your side arm into a suspect 12 feet away.
     
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    Wow!

    What a shot!! 312 feet with a pistol.
     
  4. Rolfe

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    Wild Adam Hickock. :thumbs:
     
  5. Jedi Knight

    Jedi Knight Well-Known Member

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    Could Wild Bill Hickok hold two Horses and do that? ;)
     
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    Great shot.

    God's anointing ? 312 feet with a pistol on a horse ? Superb.
     
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    just-want-peace Well-Known Member

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    Well I see 4 possibilities:
    1 Simple divine intervention
    2 Pure dumb luck
    3 The guy knew the ballistics of his weapon better than the mfg did. Or
    4 Some combination of all the above.

    I would tend to go for # 4 with a very healthy dose of #1 !!!!
     
  8. Jedi Knight

    Jedi Knight Well-Known Member

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    Good observation! :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Probably better than he could play poker...
     
  10. Rolfe

    Rolfe Well-Known Member

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    And what about a certain amount of practice?

    Granted, 100yd shots are not typically made with a pistol.

    There are two old-timers (older than me at least) who practice 3-4 times per week by shooting clay pigeons set up on our club's 100yd berm with revolvers. Been doing it for years, and are good at it.
     
  11. Jedi Knight

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    If he can do this with a mirror he needs his own Wild Wild West Show!:type:
     
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