Gunmen with bulletproof vests a recurring problem


Editor’s note: In the article below from the Associated Press, it’s reported that the gunman wore a "bulletproof vest." Leaving aside for the moment the fact that body armor is not "bulletproof," when bad guys are wearing body armor is one instance when the best shot an officer can take is the head shot. We encourage you to revisit some of the resources we’ve presented about taking that shot, including Dave Grossi’s excellent article Can you make the shot you can't afford to miss? and High performance shooting: The head shot by PoliceOne Firearms Columnist Ron Avery.  Both of these articles serve as a good reminder that some of your range time ought to be spent in preparation for the day you may need to make that head shot.

By William Kates
Associated Press

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