Ranger is starting to believe that police actually need tanks, Armored Personnel Carriers, attack helicopters and full combat gear. Since watching NCIS, the Unit, Numbers, 24, Criminal Minds, et. al., it is obvious that our police engage in daily combat with terrorists.
Wait...WRONG. To the best of Ranger's knowledge there have been no domestic shootouts with terrorists. Television is not reality. So why are police forces becoming more Gestapo-like daily? Check out the above ads from this month's Guns and Ammo magazine to get a runway look at the new police chic:
"Sapphire--they're a cop's best friend." The ad states these sights are standard issue for hundreds of police departments, federal agencies and competitive shooters alike. And Ranger asks: Since when do competitive shooters engage targets at night? Look at the policemen decked out in their ninja-like all black combat gear. Sure makes me feel a whole lot safer--how about you?
Steiner features another glimpse of the black-clad police snipers on the bottom right of their ad.
But the Stag Arms is my fav. It shows two policemen in full combat gear. Notice the policeman with the model 2 MSRP $925, and notice the tip of the tracer round (just under the "I" in POLICE on his vest.) I hope it's a him, otherwise hormone therapy is called for.
Both rifles are advertised with chrome-lined bores. Why do police need that military option? Chrome-lined bores are only useful for sustained automatic fire, as they prevent the bore from being eroded by excess heat and wear. Does anyone envision our police engaging in military-type firefights? This is not a police function.
Why do police need automatic weapons, and especially, why tracer ammo? Police, unlike the military, have no need for tracers, and one hopes that police are firing aimed, restrained-type fire on criminals.
Tracers are a useful tool when firing full automatic fire, which is not what police should be doing. Ranger can't remember the last time a U.S. police station has been overrun by enemy troops.
Wild spray and pray has no place in police scenarios. This stuff is so glamorous and makes peckers so hard that little blood gets to the brain, hence my argument against their employment.