Unobtanium Posted July 31, 2009 Share Posted July 31, 2009 (edited) http://www.lawofficer.com/news-and-articles/articles/lom/0506/a_warrior_sacrifice.html# Read the whole story. Shotgun blast to the forehead. Birdshot. Cop killed the assailant for his troubles. Assailant was a total bullet-sponge and soaked up multiple rounds of 230gr GDHP's to the torso. Border's body was twisting with his feet still in the air when the blast hit him in the forehead like a baseball bat, snapping him backward onto the ground. Bursting lights inside his head accentuated the gruesome sensation that his forehead had just been ripped away. He forced himself up onto all fours and grabbed his forehead, fully expecting to touch exposed brain. It was a bloody mess but there was no gaping hole. He looked at Debbie, noting that she appeared unharmed. "Is my head all there?" he asked. She nodded. "I think you're OK." Borders was alert, breathing without difficulty and able to feel his extremities. He knew he could still fight, but assumed that some of the pellets had penetrated his skull, inflicting a mortal wound. There was only one thing to do—stop Mettinger before he killed his wife. Only then would his death mean something. ETA quote about stupid woman: Meanwhile, Debbie, now shocked out of her stubbornness by the violence around her, crawled to a spot near the patrol car's right rear fender and stayed there. Now free from worry about the woman's well-being, Borders was able to focus completely on stopping his adversary. Also ETA badass tactics and mad skill on cop's part: Borders had been taught to skip shots off the pavement in situations like this one, and he had practiced the technique often enough to be confident with it. Mettinger's side was partially exposed, so Borders aimed at a spot on the driveway a few feet in front of it and squeezed off three rounds. All three found their mark, opening up deep red holes in Mettinger's side. ________________________________________________ *After Action Report*It is also important to note that Borders is a person who is never content with just being good enough. Rather than settle for the firearms training provided by his department, as good as it was, he trained on his own as often as possible. In addition, he practiced not only his basic shooting skills, but advanced skills as well, like the ricochet shots that served him so well in this case. ETA: Quote proving that even the BG knows birdshot is worthless on people Subsequent investigation revealed why Mettinger had been so intent on reaching the back of the garage. A full box of 12-gauge 00 buckshot was found on a shelf there. Article goes on to say that the birdshot was #4, it did enter his brain (2 pellets) and had long-term effect. However, long-term effect didn't save Mettinger, and it won't save you. Edited July 31, 2009 by Unobtanium Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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