CG wrote: jor-el wrote:
For the fools who claim Willeford arrived too late to save anyone, here's one account that contradicts that.
http://nypost.com/2017/11/07/churchgoer ... -was-shot/
There were at least 20 people still alive inside the church that the killer was anchor shooting until Willeford shot him while he was still inside the church. Likely the killer's body armor blocked the shot from wounding him seriously but enough to force the killer to engage an actual threat.
That argument in the first line of your post is one of the BEST reasons to support concealed carry
Unless you mean concealed carry of an AR, Mini-Anything, or a Garand? Perp body armor is a thing these days. Short of a FiveNSeven or a Czech loaded Tokarev, IIIA body armor will blunt most pistol rounds. Likely example shown below. Note the front pocket where a trauma plate was present.
Willeford is generally agreed to be 20-25 yards from the perp at the start of his engagement. He has stated he aimed at the armor gaps. That's really either a gap along the sides of the torso or the hole the neck passes through as shown above.
Willeford's AR is reported to have an Eotech RDS. Based on the above image presentation the least protected spot is the deltoid/shoulder shot.
Michael Platt, the principal perp in the 1986 Miami shootout was struck with that shot on his left by a 115 grain Winchester Silvertip HP that also passed through the left bicep. The round just nicked the pericardial sac and would eventually
have killed him. In Platt's case he lived long enough to nearly kill the entire FBI team sent to apprehend him. Hence the current desire for 12+ inch penetration.
Another possibility is even if he aimed for a gap, the difference between sight axis and bore axis is about 2+ inches, enough to cause a round to hit the edge of the armor panel.
Finally, imagine taking the same shots with any service pistol with iron sights at 20-25 yards. Can anyone here make the same shot under stress and bad footing (Willford was barefoot on gravelly ground I think)? Rather, try hitting this silhouette target while its moving and only hitting the X ring.
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