FBI Decides On 9mm As Their #1 ChoiceAnd Have Tons Of Science Behind Their Decision
- October 19, 2015
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This is a very detailed and well researched article (link at bottom) that addresses a highly debated topic that we at BSC have been a part of for over 10 years. In the end, you should carry what YOU are comfortable carrying and shooting.
The majority of us here at BSC carry 9mm, have for years, and are very satisfied with it. There are many reasons, but mainly it is because in our many hours of training, we learned that we can get off a higher number of accurate shots in a shorter amount of time using 9mm. While many people will debate all day and night about the different calibers and their effective penetration, any firearms instructor worth his/her salt will emphasize to you that whats most important is shot placement. Getting your rounds onto the target’s critical areas, as fast as possible, that is how you win a deadly force encounter.
Another article written by a law enforcement officer based on a critical incident he was a part of (read it here.), brings up another great point about carrying 9mm. You can carry MORE of it. This is important for many professionals who carry a weapon, because a critical incident will go on for as long as it has to, and the last thing you want to do is run out of ammunition.
These are all factors you should take into account when deciding what caliber of weapons you choose to carry, either for duty as a LEO or as a CCW holder. Do the research so you can make a well informed decision. If you have questions, contact us on Facebook or email here and we will do our best to answer all your questions.
As always, we encourage people to train hard, and train often with whatever they decide to carry. The most stunning fact from this article was “LEO’s miss between 70 – 80 percent of the shots fired during a shooting incident”. It is imperative that if you are training for a possible deadly force encounter, that you include training under stress. That is a big part of the tactical firearms instruction we offer, putting you under stress for you to physically and mentally overcome while still putting accurate rounds on target. Check out the firearms courses on our website and follow us on Facebook for updates about upcoming courses.
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