AZ: Woman with gun to head kills assailant

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AZ: Woman with gun to head kills assailant

Postby ELB » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:01 pm

Carol Miracle, 23, told Glendale police that Frank Taylor, 27, attempted to rob her about 1 a.m. near a Circle K at 59th Avenue and Camelback Road.

Officer Tiffany Smith, a Glendale police spokeswoman, said Miracle told officers that Taylor pointed his gun to her head, and then she drew her own handgun and shot him, fearing for her life.

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Re: AZ: Woman with gun to head kills assailant

Postby Crossfire » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:21 pm

I always tell students it is extremely difficult to successfully draw and fire against a drawn gun.

But, apparently, MIRACLES do happen!
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Re: AZ: Woman with gun to head kills assailant

Postby JerryK » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:41 pm

I agree! But if they are unaware you have a EDC and do not notice the draw. Remember criminals can be affected by tunnel vision also and can be distracted by the situation.

I would also guess 50% do not actually want to kill and only use the gun as a force and not necessary want to actually fire it.
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Re: AZ: Woman with gun to head kills assailant

Postby AndyC » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:09 pm

Action beats reaction, but yikes - close shave.
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Re: AZ: Woman with gun to head kills assailant

Postby crazy2medic » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:40 am

Crossfire wrote:I always tell students it is extremely difficult to successfully draw and fire against a drawn gun.

But, apparently, MIRACLES do happen!

Not a miracle, when I was on our local police Tactical Team, the team sgt would have two officers draw against each other, one would hold his gun at low ready, the other would draw from his holster, 90% of the time it was a tie, with the officer who was most accurate winning! Thugs don't get range time! they might get me but I'll take my chances, I am completely competent with my shooting skills
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Re: AZ: Woman with gun to head kills assailant

Postby WTR » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:48 am

crazy2medic wrote:
Crossfire wrote:I always tell students it is extremely difficult to successfully draw and fire against a drawn gun.

But, apparently, MIRACLES do happen!

Not a miracle, when I was on our local police Tactical Team, the team sgt would have two officers draw against each other, one would hold his gun at low ready, the other would draw from his holster, 90% of the time it was a tie, with the officer who was most accurate winning! Thugs don't get range time! they might get me but I'll take my chances, I am completely competent with my shooting skills


In addition, I read an FBI stat. that 74% of people who move when fired upon are then missed. Gives food for though when training.
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