Unfortunately we’ve seen more loss of life with the recent shooting in Dallas, TX. The details are still blurry, but from what I’ve read and sifted through it appears that the shooter was wearing body armor of some type. When a bad guy starts shooting and they are wearing body armor, that makes the job of eliminating the threat that much tougher. Typically the only option here is a head shot. That is one of those tasks that is easier said than done. Unless you have been schooled on precision shooting and practice regularly, taking this shot would be extremely tough and dangerous. I say dangerous because you have the potential of missing and hitting an innocent by standard or hostage.
Here’s the thing. Whether you are law enforcement or a civilian you need to be comfortable taking shots out to 25 yards (head shots). In a course I recently attended we focused heavily on becoming accurate at 25 yards. The class was a mix of civilians, veterans, and current law enforcement. The target below is showing high ‘A zone’ hits from 15 yards. Your grouping will open up a bit at 25 yards, so it’s important to train, know your weapon, and know your ammunition.
I commend the police in Dallas for shielding the very people that were protesting them. This goes to show you the commitment they have for protecting and serving the public, despite what main stream media is reporting.