Do I Have Enough Gun and Did I Bring Enough Bullets (Ammo)

Do I Have Enough Gun and Did I bering Enough Bullets????
http://www.policeone.com/patrol-issu...mo-on-the-job/


"Why one Police Officer now carries 145 rounds when on the Job."




a personal note:
My son in law who is a police officer killed a perp with a Glock 21 with four rounds of hydroshock.
When ask by the Grand Jury which round killed the perp, the GJ wanted to know which round killed the perp, A,B,C, or D. The Doc replied E, any of the four rounds would have killed him, plus after my S-I-L lit him up, a SWAT Officer shot him through the temple with a M16 as he was still standing. The Perp was just DRT and didn't know it.

Which is why I count on one shot stop with only 105mm or larger. I seen too many of Uncle Ho's Finest take multiple hits with 7.62X51 and keep on truckin' and I've seen one of Uncle Ho's Sappers take a round of .50 to the chest, run about 75 yards and throw a satchel charge into a TOC. As I say, I just don't trust anything less than a 105mm for one shot stops.

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It really sucks to run out of Ammo when you're in a gun battle. I once saw the aftermath of a FireFight involving a leg transportation unit, who had many of their people run out of ammo in one of Mr. Charles' Bushwacks. And I had some folks laugh because I carried beau coup ammo, a bunch of frags, a couple of claymores, 56 rounds of 9mm, 20 to 40 rounds of HE for my cut down M79 and plenty of smoke. First comes ammo, then comes water, then food. As is said by those who gone before, "Remember, Don't Leave Nothin'."

In the almost 34 years I spent in LE and Police Work I always carried lot of guns and lots of ammo. It took the worry out of being close.

Jungle Work

From this day to the ending of the world we in it shall be remembered. We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. CURRAHEE

Graduate: University of South Vietnam, School of Jungle Warfare

 
Texasjack,
In the two years I spent in ground combat in Vietnam, I carried a M16A1 or a CAR-15 depending on the AO we were working, a Walther P38, a cut down M79. I also carried six frags, two claymores (one had a WP grenade and a CS Grenade tapped to the front of it, I used it as "Break Contact Device), det cord, two two pound blocks of C4, three smoke grenades, a pen flare gun, plus Randal #1 and a Gerber MkII. I also carried other things, like ammo, water and a little food

We also carried a 7.62X51mm BAR that I traded some Navy Guys out of for a M2 .50 cal. We were able to ditch the M60 POS Pig we had been carrying. Intresting story how we got the Navy Folks to trade the BAR. Our Battalion Armorer was a Korean War Vet and carried a BAR in that war. He cut down the barrel, threaded the end of the barrel and mounted a M14 rear sight and flash hider on the end of it. Worked great and all it cost me was a M2 .50cal we captured from the VC/NVA and fifth of good whiskey for the gunsmithing.....

As for 9mm ammo, I'd usually get some from the ARVNs or Col. John Vann.

Jungle Work
 
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Wryknow

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That's just silly.............

Do I Have Enough Gun and Did I bering Enough Bullets????
http://www.policeone.com/patrol-issu...mo-on-the-job/


"Why one Police Officer now carries 145 rounds when on the Job."




a personal note:
My son in law who is a police officer killed a perp with a Glock 21 with four rounds of hydroshock.
When ask by the Grand Jury which round killed the perp, the GJ wanted to know which round killed the perp, A,B,C, or D. The Doc replied E, any of the four rounds would have killed him, plus after my S-I-L lit him up, a SWAT Officer shot him through the temple with a M16 as he was still standing. The Perp was just DRT and didn't know it.

Which is why I count on one shot stop with only 105mm or larger. I seen too many of Uncle Ho's Finest take multiple hits with 7.62X51 and keep on truckin' and I've seen one of Uncle Ho's Sappers take a round of .50 to the chest, run about 75 yards and throw a satchel charge into a TOC. As I say, I just don't trust anything less than a 105mm for one shot stops.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

It really sucks to run out of Ammo when you're in a gun battle. I once saw the aftermath of a FireFight involving a leg transportation unit, who had many of their people run out of ammo in one of Mr. Charles' Bushwacks. And I had some folks laugh because I carried beau coup ammo, a bunch of frags, a couple of claymores, 56 rounds of 9mm, 20 to 40 rounds of HE for my cut down M79 and plenty of smoke. First comes ammo, then comes water, then food. As is said by those who gone before, "Remember, Don't Leave Nothin'."

In the almost 34 years I spent in LE and Police Work I always carried lot of guns and lots of ammo. It took the worry out of being close.

Jungle Work
From this day to the ending of the world we in it shall be remembered. We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. CURRAHEE

Graduate: University of South Vietnam, School of Jungle Warfare

... I would also have faith in a one shot stop by a 40mm grenade. :usflag:
 

equin

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I've read that article before. Pretty scary reality, and with a .45 no less.
 
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