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Monroe Kelly · 2 years ago
Excellent and valid points RB.
RB · 2 years ago
Working High-Threat areas I always had my rifle slinged and between my legs with the mag and lower receiver propped on my right thigh as passenger or across my chest with stock folded for quick release and engagement with the sidearm jammed under my left thigh (I'm right handed and our steering wheels are on the right-side and vehicles are generally manual rather than auto). We were always focussed on either identifying the threat beforehand and driving through/out real quick or debussing like mad and laying down supressive fire if the car was disabled. I understand the "fight to rifle" concept, but running around the back to pop the trunk seems like a real big risk if you are alone and can get out the killzone, get to hard cover and engage more bad guys while doing it, in the time it takes you to get the long-gun out. Whether I am with a unarmed/untrained passenger on the job or alone, my response is going to be the same drive out, reverse out, push out while firing or debus if vehicle is unable to move in that order. Sure. In the first responses I or my passenger might get shot e.g while reversing. But I'll be moving off the killzone not prolonging my time in it and I am more likely to make it to emergency medical in time than keeping myself and my passenger under effective fire. Flight in this case might be a better trained response especially for most civilians and/or less agile older people.
RB · 2 years ago
Me. I'm getting out with the car or high-tailing the hell away from it to actual cover. Seen bullets skipped under police vehicles, some through the tires and some through the engine compartment.
edb73 · 2 years ago
Yup, lots of things to consider when using autos. Here’s a good example by Kyle Lamb: https://m.youtube.com/watch...
Ranger Baggins · 2 years ago
Very true, however, I've seen some car doors redirect a couple rounds away from a stationary target behind them. Basically, don't use it as cover, but it might prove better than nothing as you move off the X.
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