All are welcome.
I think everyone (including the police) would like to respond to a gun battle with super powers. I.E. Every shot would hit the the target, in a way that eliminates the threat posed by the subject, but does not actually do any long term damage to the subject.
....You know, like in the movies.
Of course, super powers do not exist, and anyone who has ever fired a handgun knows that they are loud, inaccurate, cumbersome weapons under the BEST of circumstances, such as at the range when no one is shooting at you.
Official statistics on the accuracy/inaccuracy of firearms discharge by the NYPD can be found here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/analysis_and_planning/afdr_20111116.pdf
Until better weapons and ideal shooting conditions are created, I think that rational, intelligent people (civilians as well as police officers) asks that MOS do their best once they have made the decision that deadly force is necessary to protect their own life or someone else's.
In the mili-seconds that you may have:
- Use both sights.
- Get in a solid stance.
- Ask yourself whether a fellow officer is positioned to eliminate the threat with more accuracy, and less chance of collateral damage.
- Shoot for center body mass until threat is eliminated.
For better or worse, the change on Nostrand is going to make the change on Franklin look minor.