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SWAT officer attracts ridicule after hes pictured with his rifle sight on backwards
Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Posted on 03/16/2013 12:35:50 AM PDT by expat1000

A SWAT team in upstate New York is being mocked as an example of the difference between military and police training after an officer was captured peering through a backwards sight on his combat rifle.

As users on the military Reddit were quick to point out when the image was posted, the reverse sight makes it effectively useless.

Users mocked the SWAT officers training and some went so far as to question the motives of some of the men serving in local law enforcement.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; donutwatch; gunsandammo; police; sniper; swat
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1 posted on 03/16/2013 12:35:50 AM PDT by expat1000
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2 posted on 03/16/2013 12:36:20 AM PDT by expat1000
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Tard....


3 posted on 03/16/2013 12:42:20 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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What’s that little Muppet camo dude doing down there?


4 posted on 03/16/2013 12:47:30 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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Ok I received no formal training on an EOTECH other than looking at the box, and I can use it rather well on my M4 and I don’t get nearly the practice time these guys do.

I hope this was just a “in a hurry, he noticed the second he sighted the gun the first time” thing, but I doubt it..


5 posted on 03/16/2013 12:54:04 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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Reminds me of a guy at college that was always bragging about how great a skier he was. On and on and on.

Then when we got the first snow he came out with his ski boots on into the living room and hopping around and all excited how he was going to hit the back bowls at Vail and the double diamonds and the chutes, etc. I let him go on for awhile.

“Um, Jerry. You got your boots on the wrong feet.”


6 posted on 03/16/2013 12:59:37 AM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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Gear can’t make the man, look at how decked out cops are getting.


7 posted on 03/16/2013 1:04:27 AM PDT by ansel12 ( August 29,2008 A Natural Born Reformer inadvertently unleashed within palace walls, change ensues.)
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Some cops now wear full camo instead of the typical all-black SWAT look. Local and State LEO really has become a bunch of Walter Mitty’s, and the shift likely has contributed to a significant change in the police mindset as well.


8 posted on 03/16/2013 1:21:49 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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9 posted on 03/16/2013 1:30:02 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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change occurred long before. two things:

1. they became LEOs, no longer peace officers

2. #1 dept policy became “officer safety above EVERYTHING else.”


10 posted on 03/16/2013 1:30:49 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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Quick Question.....

Seems odd that it would lock in place backwards.

Has anyone here ever tried that?

Can it really lock in?


11 posted on 03/16/2013 1:38:57 AM PDT by zeestephen
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Un-effing real! Looks like his finger is inside the trigger guard as well.

I always felt that as a practical pistol shooter (IPSC) I had more respect and better safety habits with my guns that most of the cops I knew.


12 posted on 03/16/2013 1:39:42 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Little Pig

change occurred long before. two things:

1. they became LEOs, no longer peace officers

2. #1 dept policy became “officer safety above EVERYTHING else.”


13 posted on 03/16/2013 1:42:30 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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Yes it can. It's on a standard Picatinny rail not a custom mount. Mine has a quick release and would be easy to put on backwards. The mistake would be obvious first time you tried to use it but if they don't store the sights on the rifles I could see it happening. Still, it's really sloppy. Hopefully that was training and not a real emergency.


14 posted on 03/16/2013 2:37:28 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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Hopefully that was training and not a real emergency

It was a real emergency. It was a recent police standoff between the police and a gunman in New York state.

15 posted on 03/16/2013 3:00:06 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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Everything in the U.K. is ass-backwards!


16 posted on 03/16/2013 3:18:27 AM PDT by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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>>Everything in the U.K. is ass-backwards!

The source for the story is in UK, but the cop is one of New York’s finest!


17 posted on 03/16/2013 3:24:42 AM PDT by expat1000
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Actually New York state, not NYC.


18 posted on 03/16/2013 3:25:42 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: RegulatorCountry

Hiding from the sniper that just made him stain his underwear. If SHTF they better invest in body bags.


19 posted on 03/16/2013 3:28:35 AM PDT by Renegade
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20 posted on 03/16/2013 3:32:26 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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