Gun guru Gabe Suarez might read the above headline and chuckle. He might read it and think Hell yeah I’m insane! The most insanely violent guy wins. One thing’s for sure: Gabe’s a bit meshugah. I made the point back in January 2011 when Gabe argued that trigger discipline never means having to say “I kept my finger off the trigger until I was ready to shoot.” OK, not never. But mostly. In a recent post on warriortalk.com, the 12-year-vet of the Santa Monica Police Department—who left the force under less-than-ideal circumstances—suggests that armed self-defenders should consider the possibility of shooting the bad guy or guys through a wall. “For example, your partner is moving into a room and takes fire at the door from the extreme left side of the room . . .
You bring up your rifle or pistol and shoot from the area adjacent toe door to the extreme left area of the apparent room at face/upper chest level, then lowering your muzzle to where a man may go if he takes a knee, bring your shots back toward the starting point
Think of writing a long “C” with your shots.
“C” as in crazy? Now Gabe may be insane but he’s not nuts. His post includes three “don’ts” that the warrior must consider when contemplating his or her new redecorating scheme.
What is needed –
1). Certainty that the adversary is in the room alone. The only thing worse than missing a shot on a bad guy is shooting a non-combatant.
2). The ability to penetrate the interior wall. This is easily done with anything anyone would care to carry on a sling or in a holster. Note – Furniture may affect performance.
3). An understanding of human nature. When shots are fired, most people will drop their profile.
In other words, you may miss. And while missing sucks, I’m sure there’s a tactical advantage to suppressive fire through walls. For civilians. Hey, it’s an option, OK? Jeez. Get off the guy’s case.