After reading this I hope you’ll feel inspired to get some firearms training so you can be a little more badass with your guns!
One in a BILLION shot!
Deputy Jose Marquez was off-duty visiting his girlfriend at her apartment when he pulled off the most amazing shot of his entire career. He had just walked out to the car to grab something when he saw two men with masks on their faces. Marquez said they started firing on him and he returned fire. Marquez was shot in the shoulder and abdomen during the Jan. 26 attempted robbery BUT before it was all over something incredible happened… One of Marquez’s bullets struck the suspect’s pistol, traveling straight down that gun’s barrel and disabling it. Officials say such a shot is “one in a billion.”
THIS picture of the disabled gun says it ALL!
The Aurora Sentinel reported:
In a letter to Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader and Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz, Arapahoe County Deputy District Attorney Rich Orman said Marquez, who was off duty and not in uniform at the time of the robbery, acted appropriately.
“Deputy Marquez reasonably believed that his life was in danger and acted reasonably in shooting Meshesha, and that he used an appropriate level of physical force. I further find that Deputy Marquez’s actions were justified and he did not violate Colorado law,” the letter said.
Here are 3 other stories of CRAZY and nearly impossible shots… these were ALL on purpose!!!
IMPOSSIBLE! Threading the eye of the needle…
Carlos Hathcock was a U.S. Marine Corps sniper was the Vietnam War ‘American Sniper’. He had earned a bounty on his head for $30,000 from the North Vietnamese government. While stalking a sniper who was stalking him for the bounty, Hathcock saw a glimmer of light that could only be the scope of the enemy’s gun. He fired at the glimmer and Hathcock’s bullet passed clean through the enemy sniper’s scope from 500 yards away, threading the needle at close to one-third of a mile. That bullet went straight down the enemy’s scope, through his eye. For him to get that shot, the enemy had to be lined up too, he got his bullet out just in time to save his own life.
The SHOT that saved a man’s life!
In 1993, suicidal Doug Conley was sitting in a chair in the middle of the street with a handgun pointed to his head, he was not only putting his life at risk but any passersby. The police had to do something and the police chief decided to use SWAT. This was the first time that SWAT snipers had ever been cleared to fire their rifles during the call. In comes Columbus SWAT officer Mike Plumb who fired off the craziest shot ever attempted by police. So, with Conley’s fingers wrapped around the gun, there was maybe about an inch or two of non-person for Plumb to target. Mike Plumb lined up over half a football field away waiting for Conley to relax the gun. The time came and he shot a single round that smashed into Conley’s gun and blew it to pieces. Don’t take my word for it… WATCH the video below…
Remember the Maersk Alabama?
Tom Hanks starred in the movie Captain Phillips about the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years (Pirates were confident to do it because Barack Obama is the weakest President in US History).
The highlight of this story should have been the three snipers who took one of the most incredible, coordinated shots in recorded history. Pirates were out of gas, hitching a ride on the USS Bainbridge in a lifeboat (you’ve got to watch the movie to know how that happened).
American sailors kept hauling the rope in and brought the lifeboat much closer. That brought pirates within range of three snipers perched on the Bainbridge’s stern and made the Somalis more stable targets. When the order came, it took just one shot each from the three sharpshooters to end the five-day stand off and rescue Phillips after he was seized from an American-registered container ship, the Maersk Alabama. One miss would have equaled a dead Captain Phillips.