It’s not an entirely fair question, obviously. Police have to “resolve” their encounters with criminals while civilians can (and should) use their firearms to get the hell out of Dodge. That said, police marksmanship and gunfighting skills are, deservedly, legendary. And not in a good way. The more of these dashcam videos of close encounters of the ballistic kind we see, the more obvious it’s become that these are not the gun guys we’re looking for. Then again, I’ve seen enough civilian gun handling to conclude that standing directly in front of the shooter would be the safest place to be in a SHTF scenario. If push come to shove, who would you bet on in a gunfight?