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What is the "C Zone" for shotgun
When firing shotguns, what is the spread of pellets
it spreads approximately 1 inch per yard. I.E. at 20 yards, there is 20 inches of spread
when given a weapon, what do you do
- check to make sure it is unloaded.
- Check and recheck.
- Look for brass
why do we keep our finger off the trigger
- always keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
- the time gained by keeping your finger on the trigger does not outweigh the safety measures.
what is a good way to dry fire
safe and systematic
what is the universal cover mode
muzzle slightly depressed to the "high ready position" with the finger outside the trigger guard
what is verbal challenging
POLICE DON'T MOVE
what is cruiser ready
- Magazine tube loaded,
- closed action
- safety on
how should we treat all firearms
treat them all as if they were loaded
what is caliber
the diameter of the bore of the rifle or handgun
what is the ammo source for a pistol
what gives firearms their accuracy
the rifling, the lands and grooves
what are the common shotgun lengths
18 to 20 inches
what do you do if your weapon stops firing
- "Immediate Actions"
- Tap - Rack - Ready
what are the three main components of a firearm
what does gauge refer to
- The larger the number, the smaller the diameter the bullet is. (Ex: 10, 12, 16, 20 the largest is 10 gauge and the smallest is
what are the four main components of a cartridge
what is smooth bore
what is a firm grip
a grip that is tight enough to control the recoil of the weapon and prevent the weapon from shifting in the shooter's hands
what is reaction shooting
- (within 10 yards) this is defensive shooting
- otherwise known as flash sight fire
what is precision shooting
- target shooting, this includes proper sight alignment and sight picture
- take as much time as needed
what are the two main shooting stances
Isosceles Stance and Weaver Stance
what do you do after you fire a shot
- keep sights on target,
what is the only time your finger should be on the trigger
when you have made a clear and conscious decision to shoot.
what is a phase 1 malfunction
- this requires immediate actions.
- tap rack ready
- ex. "a stove pipe"
what is a TAC Reload
- remove the magazine from the mag well,
- store on body
- place a fully (or more full) loaded magazine in the mag well
what is sight alignment
- sights are equally aligned
- "equal height and equal light"
when can you use deadly force
you or others are threatened with death or serious bodily injury
what type of force MUST be use
that which is reasonable and necessary
what removes a spent cartridge
the extractor or ejector
what is it called when you disassemble a firearm and for what purpose
- "field strip"
- to clean and maintain your weapon
what is a malfunction
a stoppage in fire
why do you need a flashlight
- to id suspects
- FIDS - Find, Identify, Decide, Shoot
How do you secure your firearm
- locked up in a safe
- ammo stored separately
what is Combat Load
when a round is in the chamber and the action is closed
what do you line up for target shooting
focus on front sight
When do you fire warning shots
what is the tueller rule
an actor can cover 21 feet in the time it takes an officer to remove the firearm and fire two shots