From our friends at SIG-Sauer:
This is the sort of thing the late Col. Jeff Cooper called “a feat of arms.”
Hostage female being stabbed, her would-be murderer in close proximity.
The Texas state trooper firing effective rescue shots with his pistol.
From as much as forty yards away.
With 100% hits.
Texas recently went from their .357 SIG P226 service pistols to the polymer framed P320 from the same company, chambered for 9mm. Troopers in the Lone Star State tell me their issue handgun load is the 135 grain +P Hornady Critical Duty.
Some have already raised their eyebrows at the need for eleven shots to put this particular mad dog down. “See? We told you 9mm wasn’t fit for shooting anything bigger than a poodle!” Without seeing the autopsy and determining where the bad guy was hit – I’d like to see his toxicology screen, too! – I’ll reserve comment on that argument.
But what I WILL say without reservation is – “Well done, Trooper! Fine job, and fine shooting under pressure.”
Another case of Good Guy With A Gun saving an innocent life.