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originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
Holy Hanna look at that pistol control!
he was on one target till neutralized then on to another.......
Looks like a Military man, and one that damn sure keeps up on his training!
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: Bedlam
Odds are good. Maybe SF, back in the day...
Either way, the old guy definitely knew his business.
originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Better shooting than most cops could achieve...Drops the guy with the first shot.
Brevity, you needs it.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: TrueAmerican
Of all the stores a person could try to perform an armed robbery of, a gun store seems like a hard target to crack. Not impossible by any measure, but hard. The reason I say hard, rather than impossible, is that in order to perform a heist of some sort at a gun store, advanced tactics are going to have to be deployed.
These fools walked in, laid their nuts on the table, and got them whacked off in the blink of an eye, but if they were serious about robbing that place, then they would have needed some finesse. You cannot just stroll into a gun store, brandishing firearms, and expect to get anything out of the owner other than a handful of lead. But if they had tried something a little more sophisticated, been correctly equipped, they could have made off with something. They would have needed to provide a significant distraction first of all. Smoke grenades, tear gas, something to incapacitate or blind the owner, something to make the owners first reaction be to leave the area, or at least distract them long enough that the thieves could access the counter, till, and so on, without effective fire being laid down against them. Second, they would have had to have moved like they had a clue what they were doing.
Look at the man who got shot. He walked STRAIGHT into the middle of the store. He was not moving fast and low, not using available cover or breaking line of sight in the least. Everything about the crime the robbers were attempting to commit, tells us that as criminals go, these were not at all clever, capable, or successful people in their field. A very telling feature, is that the criminals fired first, and failed to kill or hit the store owners.
Now, I should point out that it would be terrible if they had, no one wants to see an honest business person shot down about their business, in any regard what so ever. However, criminals who lack even the sophistication necessary to kill their way to what they want, which is not a particularly advanced tactic, requiring no finesse, only physical capacity... there is something about the fact that these individuals thought that their methodology was sound enough to warrant execution, which troubles me. Did these people REALLY think that walking into a gun store without even the ability to use brute force to get what they wanted, was going to avail them of a score? What were they thinking?
It should have been obvious, just from what sort of premises they were looking to hit, that this tactic would only work if they were going to be efficient and effective, moment to moment. To make it work, they would have had to have killed both the people manning the store immediately upon entering, giving the staff no time to respond to the threat what so ever, before stepping over them to get to the till, or more likely to high dollar equipment on display, after which a hasty exit would have been necessary, because little brings blue lights and service pistols faster than a robbery at a gun store.
These fellows were tactically under prepared, incompetent with their weapons... they failed before they ever entered the building.
Again, to clarify, I am glad the robbery failed. I am glad that the only death or injury here was suffered by the robber, and not the staff.
But the quality of criminals these days... I mean honestly? Its like bathing with a toaster, or washing oneself in a shower of hydrochloric acid. They may as well have headshot themselves before making the attempt!