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Subject:  Re: Connecticut Date:  12/15/2012  1:05 AM
Author:  salaryguru Number:  46813 of 117503

Those people on those shows are the worst shots in the world!

Only until the last five minutes of the show. The stars always become very good shots in the last five minutes.

Seriously though, you might find that your aim isn't as good if your targets were shooting back at you. At least that's what police statistics show:

However, there seems to be a consensus among practitioners and researchers alike that police marksmanship in real-life (scene of a crime) situations is less than desirable, something along the order of one hit for every six shots (Morrison 2002). This means that in gunfighting with actual criminals, the average police officer effectiveness is at the level of 17% proficiency. This is much less, as you will have noticed, than the 84% proficiency level required for qualification in police training. It also illustrates the problem, that real-life situations are so vastly different from training situations.
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