Firearms 13A

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Firearms 13A
2013-10-08 21:08:44

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  1. What is the "C Zone" for shotgun
    25+ yards
  2. 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
  3. when given a weapon, what do you do
    • check to make sure it is unloaded.
    • Check and recheck. 
    • Look for brass
  4. 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.
  5. what is a good way to dry fire
    safe and systematic
  6. what is the universal cover mode
    muzzle slightly depressed to the "high ready position" with the finger outside the trigger guard
  7. what is verbal challenging
  8. what is cruiser ready
    • Magazine tube loaded,
    • closed action
    • safety on
  9. how should we treat all firearms
    treat them all as if they were loaded
  10. what is caliber
    the diameter of the bore of the rifle or handgun
  11. what is the ammo source for a pistol
    the magazine
  12. what gives firearms their accuracy
    the rifling, the lands and grooves
  13. what are the common shotgun lengths
    18 to 20 inches
  14. what do you do if your weapon stops firing
    • "Immediate Actions"
    • Tap - Rack - Ready
  15. what are the three main components of a firearm
    • slide
    • frame
    • magazine
  16. 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
    • 20)
  17. what are the four main components of a cartridge
    • primer
    • casing
    • powder
    • projectile
  18. what is smooth bore
    no rifling
  19. 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
  20. what is reaction shooting
    • (within 10 yards) this is defensive shooting
    • otherwise known as flash sight fire
  21. what is precision shooting
    • target shooting, this includes proper sight alignment and sight picture
    • take as much time as needed
  22. what are the two main shooting stances
    Isosceles Stance and Weaver Stance
  23. what do you do after you fire a shot
    • keep sights on target,
    • scan
  24. what is the only time your finger should be on the trigger
    when you have made a clear and conscious decision to shoot.
  25. what is a phase 1 malfunction
    • this requires immediate actions.
    • tap rack ready
    • ex. "a stove pipe"
  26. 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
  27. what is sight alignment
    • sights are equally aligned
    • "equal height and equal light"
  28. when can you use deadly force
    you or others are threatened with death or serious bodily injury
  29. what type of force MUST be use
    that which is reasonable and necessary
  30. what removes a spent cartridge
    the extractor or ejector
  31. what is it called when you disassemble a firearm and for what purpose
    • "field strip"
    • to clean and maintain your weapon
  32. what is a malfunction
    a stoppage in fire
  33. why do you need a flashlight
    • to id suspects
    • FIDS - Find, Identify, Decide, Shoot
  34. How do you secure your firearm
    • locked up in a safe
    • ammo stored separately
  35. what is Combat Load
    when a round is in the chamber and the action is closed
  36. what do you line up for target shooting
    focus on front sight
  37. When do you fire warning shots
  38. 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