5jeffro7 wrote:I find it hilarious that they say most agencies practice for months daily. If you have been around any local law enforcement, you know just how little budget they get for practice, and how little time they spend practicing for anything but qualification. I would rather be involved in a citizen-only shooting than around police with their weapons drawn.here's an article that I happened to find in "Badges on the Bayou"...shows what can be done with a little time & effort...personally, I'll just buy the ammo rather than re-load..
I'm also not convinced that officers are going to have any regard for backstop in a situation where armored (or otherwise) criminals are in a firefight with them. Time and time again, we've seen them spray and pray - how bad is it going to be if there isn't anything people can hide behind?
Armor-piercing rounds, while not trivial to make, aren't beyond the reach of a determined private citizen with mid-range equipment. My PS-90 with standard range rounds will go through anything but a level 3 vest - imagine how easy it would be to modify the rounds so they have just a little more penetrating power.
I'm still that they're banning the import of 5.7x28. I guess I'll have to start reloading now, or pay higher prices for domestic rounds.