Sunday, December 07, 2014

Nice Shot

  • Holding the reins of two horses with one hand, Austin Police Sgt. Adam Johnson raised his service pistol and fired a bullseye into the target some 312 feet away.

    Down went Larry McQuilliams, and so ended his rampage through the streets of the Texas capital, where he’d fired more than 100 rounds from his AK-47 and .22-caliber rifles at buildings. The shot, from Johnson’s Smith and Wesson M and P .40 pistol, hit McQuilliams square in the chest and made the 15-year-veteran the toast of gun enthusiasts around the country.

    [...] McQuilliams, 49, had multiple weapons, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a map of 34 downtown buildings that likely were potential targets in his pre-dawn rampage the day after Thanksgiving, according to Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo. He’d already shot up the Mexican consulate, the federal courthouse and a downtown bank.
Nicely done Officer..

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to hear a good story like this, check out one of our CPD guys doing it as well. https://m.facebook.com/davaddefense?ref=bookmark

12/07/2014 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Compare that to this bullet sponge that took 17 rounds of .45 from a glock 21, you just gotta be lucky

http://m.policemag.com/article/2236/shots-fired-skokie-illinois-08-25-2008

12/07/2014 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice shot

12/07/2014 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heh!

Ed McGivern, Elmer Keith, Bill Jordan, Jeff Cooper, Skeeter Skelton and all the upright gunmen of days gone by, must be grinning their asses off at this tally for the "Good Guys!"

Guns in the hands of the right people are beautiful things.

Fuck the hand-wringing, wet-eyed, self soiling disarmist loony left progressives...

Offender says:
"Oh shit! I'm shot!"

If he knew impulse control and self-soothing, NONE of this was likely to have happened.

Fuck him too.

12/07/2014 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thankfully the nut case decided to attack in the middle of the night, when no one was there.

12/07/2014 03:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now some idiot(s) will be asking, "If the cop could shoot that well, why didn't he shoot him in the arm/leg/etc.?"


rb

12/07/2014 03:59:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

They sound like they have real men in Texas.

I'm on my way.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

12/07/2014 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No protests over this??

12/07/2014 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spent a week at an instructors course. Saw Dora H. from our range routinely hitting metal box target at 200 yards with her pistol.
Impressive to our guys and their cadre.

12/07/2014 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Edison Carter said...

Nice shooting officer, most of the guys I know couldn't hit a bull in the ass with a bass fiddle.

12/07/2014 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Texas!

12/07/2014 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YEEHAA!!

12/07/2014 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lone Ranger rides again. And thank G-d, any G-d, every G-d that he did. Hell Chuck Norris was highly impressed. Long live Texas
Dyla Hata

12/07/2014 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One riot, one Ranger

12/07/2014 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

+++++ 'Holding the reins of two horses with one hand, Austin Police Sgt. Adam Johnson raised his service pistol (S&W M&P .40) and fired a bullseye into the target some 312 feet away. Down went Larry McQuilliams, and so ended his rampage through the streets of the Texas capital... “At a minimum, it was extraordinary shot,” said Army Maj. John Plaster, “It’s not impossible,” Plaster added. “Wild Bill Hickok shot bad guys from a hundred yards away with a handgun, but he was also a great shot. ... +++++

Wow. To say the least that was one hell of a shot. I'd also say that Sgt Johnson spends a fair amount of time at the range, knows his weapon like the back of his hand, and knows the ballistics of the .40 cal ammo he's using -- has to, to 'guesstimate' the bullet drop at 100+ yards. I also have a hunch the Sgt is going to get a new nickname or two :-)

Now, as to Wild Bill Hickok; .............
The Major got carried away just a tad. Wild Bill was arguably The Best 'Pistolero' in all of the old 'Wild West', and not taking anything away from Bill's talents, he only had one documented gunfight that comes close to what Sgt. Adam Johnson did.

The gunfight took place on July 21, 1865 at approx 6:00pm, in Springfield, Missouri. It was between Bill and one Davis Tutt they were 75 yards apart when they fired on each other. Tutt missed, Bill didn't and hit Tutt in the chest (Hickok was subsequently arrested, tried for Murder, and found not guilty).

Hickok's shot was so amazing because of the weapons of that era. Hickok's gun was a 1851 Navy Colt; .36 Caliber, Cap & Ball (percussion), Black Powder revolver. Bill would have had to aim about 6 Feet above Tutt's head to compensate for the bullet drop at 75 yds. The .36 Cal Navy Colt is approx equal to today's .380 cartridge.

--- BTW #1, The 1865 Hickok-Tutt gunfight is the Grand-daddy of every 'Show Down' Hollywood has ever filmed and/or written in Western 'novels'.
--- BTW #2, The .36 cal, 1851 Navy Colt was Bill's 'gun of choice' his entire life. Even after Colt, S&W, Remington and others came out with the 'better' Metallic Cartridge Revolvers (like 1873 'Peacemaker'), and Metallic Cartridge conversions of old Percussion handguns were being made (The Clint Eastwood 'trilogy' Spaghetti-Westerns have these 'conversion' guns in them.

12/07/2014 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Nice shootin' Tex!" literally...

12/07/2014 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good shooting Sergeant...

Curious, they published his name and photo soon after the incident.

Unlike here where we don't publish the names and photos of officers involved in shootings, not a least a long time has past.

Now will the New York Times publish his home address.

12/07/2014 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing skills demonstrated by another "white racist" cop. But whence did those racists arrive on these fair lands? Kennewick Man anyone? Odd, how so few know of him. What might you venture to guess would be the reason for that? Next time you hear the "children" yelling Whitey should go back to Europe, show them this well hidden documentary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHuG5fXj2jM
and this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLV9A8P00bw

We've been fed lots and lots of lies. Watch this one too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maziRFPYU14

12/07/2014 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's a hell of a thing killing a man. You take away all he's got, and all he's ever gonna have." But I never killed a man who didn't have a gun in his hand.

12/07/2014 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As simply and effectively put by SCC...

"Nicely done Officer."


12/07/2014 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's a hell of a thing killing a man. You take away all he's got, and all he's ever gonna have." But I never killed a man who didn't have a gun in his hand.

12/07/2014 02:16:00 PM

Most Policemen have no problem dispatching the equivalent of an upright walking, frothy-mouthed mad dog in illegal possession/display of a firearm or some other lethal weapon.

And then you have the ones with the luck of the Devil...

Shot his funky ass...

Shot his funky ass as good, hard and as often as
the circumstances allowed.

Good shoot and the goblin had a gun in hand plus witnesses (Thank You GOD!) gave statements that The Police surely did announce themselves and ordered the offender to drop the gun.

>Pfffft!<

Offender (somehow) alive to tell his story.

The Feds have demanded air and opportunity to review, rehash, and re-evaluate this and a host of other good shootings by The Police.

Because?

Gotta keep the "Agenda" on track.

That bothers Policemen on a deep level given the current anti-Police climate.

Clear conscience.

But...

Oh, and this...
Does anyone recall a Police Use of Force Study/Sample that states Policemen overall show remarkable restraint to the point of almost waiting too late in the lethal use of force encounter to use their weapons?

Just a thought...
Do what you gotta do to
go home to your families safe and sound.

Policemen aren't paid to take a beating or a bullet regardless of what the fondest wishes of the prog-tards or the catered to constituents are.

12/07/2014 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was not a black person, was it?

12/07/2014 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure didn't hear about this on the lamestream drive by media. Oh wait, it doesn't fit their narative. Officer stops carnage/saves lives. NEVER MIND!!

12/07/2014 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...took place on July 21, 1865 at approx 6:00pm, in Springfield, Missouri..."

12/07/2014 11:25:00 AM

Thanks for the Wiki link -- there must be 50 famous gun battles chronicled on there. I got into it, but after a while, so much material that I was getting dizzy. Reading for the whole winter.

Boy, that Missouri was something else back in the day...

Understand that cigs are still only taxed 15 cents/pack there...


12/08/2014 05:30:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Was this poor victim read his Miranda rights?

Was he given adequate warning?

Was his lawyer present when the shooting occurred?

Was gluten-free, biodegradable ammunition used?

Had the officer involved taken the mandatory Justice Department course on police violence?

Nah. This was Texas.

12/08/2014 11:41:00 AM  
Blogger gatorbait said...

A side note, Austin's Police Chief wants citizens to inform on any gun enthusiasts in their families or even those they casually know.

Yessir, keepin' Austin weird (and Leftist)

12/08/2014 05:19:00 PM  
Blogger gatorbait said...

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/12/08/Police-Chief-Asks-City-Residents-To-Allow-Their-Homes-To-Be-Searched-For-Guns

This builds confidence, too

12/08/2014 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people just need killin'

12/08/2014 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the horses OK?

12/09/2014 01:35:00 PM  

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