Wow I think he had a guardian angel watching over him. I think he did pretty good clearing , and staying in the fight.
The pistol he had and why is explained in the followup interview, along with several other key pieces of info, if you haven't watched it. It's rather long (36 minutes), but I recommend watching that also. I thought there was another shot, but wasn't sure about it.Guy got lucky. I wonder why he carried that 150gr 9mm though? I'm glad the good guy prevailed here though. Reminds me to keep practicing my draw from concealment. Also anyone else see the last shot at 8:50 as the perp was on his way out the door?
Thank you I have not watched it yet, but will.The pistol he had and why is explained in the followup interview, along with several other key pieces of info, if you haven't watched it. It's rather long (36 minutes), but I recommend watching that also. I thought there was another shot, but wasn't sure about it.
Saw recoil, couldn't hear a shot. Manager doesn't realize he fired there- adrenaline, probably.Also anyone else see the last shot at 8:50 as the perp was on his way out the door?
Shop guy used an M&P Shield in 9mm. Federal HST "Micro" 150-gr HP ammo.
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I’m going to take a look at the Glock 48 just because I want the longer barrel
Since this happened early last year, I'd bet Saleh has gotten himself some pro training and a lot more backyard practice since then.I'm not sure he only hit him once. It's more visible in the angle from the customer side of the counter, but bad guy grabs his left ear after the second or third shot. I'm thinking maybe a graze on the ear in addition to the leg/hip.
A couple of those penetrations at the NM&G were 135gr Critical Duty (9mm) from about 40yds. If we have another M&G this year I'll bring my .41 mag and a few 12 gauge Brenneke and make some really big holes.Why did dude put his finger (left hand) over top of the slide? He caused the malfunction with this. I’m with Ellis that cabinet would have some holes in it. This is his environment he should know what will and will not stop a bullet in case he needs to take cover. If you spend time in a store or shop, your home etc. take a look with that in mind. Just remember there is a big difference between cover and concealment. We saw this with the car at the northern M&G last summer. Bullets will go right thru a door but engine blocks and wheels are much better cover.
Just giving folks some things to think about, not bashing the guy. However, if you are going to carry a firearm, you are accepting a lot of responsibility. Part of that is knowing your environment/setting. His be sure of his target was fine, not sure about the what is beyond it though. Was the glass front bullet proof, or did his errant shots go thru the window of the shop across the street? You are responsible for every bullet that you fire, so these are things to think about before you find yourself in a shootout in your shop, home, etc....But more on point, Saleh had exactly zero knowledge of firearms 2 years prior to this incident according to his own statements. It's up to you, but you might give the man a little slack.