Finally, Hard Data on How a Fast the Suspct Can Be in the 11 Difference Shooting Scenarios
By: Bill Lewinski, Ph.D.
We have always known that generally action beats reaction. And, we’ve been able to demonstrate this in a variety of civilian and law enforcement situations. Since the invention of the shot timer, we’ve known how quickly officers can react in shooting situations. Now, for the first time, we have accurate, sophisticated measurements on how quickly the suspect in the street can actually do what they do in 11 different kinds of shooting scenarios. Some of you may find the results depressing, for this research proves that in the street, action really does beat reaction. For others, it will provide a clear explanation for problems, such as why so many suspects get shot in the back. Readers should find the results of this study truly amazing – the implications for law enforcement training are profound.