Most police officers qualify with their service weapons and back-up guns every six months. And that’s it. Which is a holster full of not good. To protect themselves and the community in which they serve, officers need to become fully, instinctively proficient with their firearm. Shooting frequently increases accuracy and improves response time. The question is: how often should they practice? And what kind of practice? Those of us who train our brother officers have our opinion on the subject, often limited by time and budget. But what’s yours? In an ideal world, how would you like your police to practice with their guns?
[Christopher P. Fusaro’s a Road Patrol Supervisor and a police academy Adjunct Instructor. Click here to follow Chris’ wry Tweets.]