Impressive shooting. He schooled those cops he was with.
I never did get a chance to watch his show “Lawman”, but the internet tells me it’s cancelled.
If only cops had time to shoot a thousand rounds a day.
You aren’t missing much by not seeing the show, it was pretty dumb. You have to love Stephen Seagal however, he was a cop long before he was a movie star, and continues to pursue his passion even after he became rich and famous. He could be living in a mansion in the hills of Hollywood doing nothing all day, but instead he is out there on the street helping his community.
I respect him a lot more now than I did before. He’s right, getting good requires shooting a lot.
Check out his grip at around the 10 sec. mark.
I see it not bad for a pistol but you hold your thumb like that on a SCAR it might be severed clean. Just saying.
I remember an article about his shooting in one of the magazine’s about 15-20 years ago. He could tell within 3 shots if the gun was tuned to his liking. He used a technique he called “chasing the bullet” where he just shot a random hole in the target and used that spot for subsequent shots.
Looks like most of the others need to go back to basics: Front sight, trigger squeeeeze and follow through. Shooting on more than the mandated annual or semi-annual requal days would help.
Cops do not train enough with their handguns…
I saw that clip when the show first aired and I wasn’t terribly impressed. His technique seems more akin to competition bullseye, rather than tactical shooting. There’s nothing wrong with that; people just have to understand that the two don’t necessarily translate…
If I were a betting man, I’d bet on the guy that is putting bullets through the same hole on a paper target to hit what he’s aiming at in a tactical situation over the guys who miss half their targets. It seems like I’ve seen enough stories about police shootouts where the police fire dozens of rounds and hit nothing to suggest that the average police officer is not a terribly great shot. And this looks pretty impressive to me.
If you surround yourself with terrible shooters, anyone can look like Todd Jarrett.
I watched a few of the episodes of his show. I do have a lot of respect for a guy who got rich and didn’t get lazy, and helped give back to the community. There was an episode where he had to do his annual pistol qualification and used his duty pistol, a Swenson tuned 1911 for the shooting.
Nice Damascus steel slide. Compensated, hi-viz sights. Swenson, huh? Good to see he hasn’t wasted all that ’90s Hollywood money.
“Time in the saddle” – gun time rather than time with the gun! I like plick’ing’ but seriously guys – get comfortable with your fire window!
As a aging .45 carrier I always need muscle time with the system and fire a lot when I can – that means a carry’ and a shooting’ (practice) weapon (try cleaning 50+ through my old 1911C every week!)
I love to watch ‘The Man’ walking with Cops’, then getting to see how Law Enforcement are ‘uncomfortable’ with they primary and secondary weapons. Just look at the .45 paint job at 1:13!!
I have to wonder what it will be like next year when all the VIP Protection officers are freed’up and come back too the States – with better weapons knowledge and a hunger to apply their ‘people skills’ with the US citizenry?
I can not hit the paper bull with my .45 from 2 yards – but I can hit (and stop) a human target with a AK!!
ok the plates are at 10 yards (30feet) his target looks about half that 5yards (15feet) with that said im not impressed. i will say they other guys a terrible and need to practice.
At the end there he walks behind the other shooter with what I’m assuming is his pistol still weapons hot.
I believe there is a little bit of Hollywood bs going on here at the beginning, just showing a target hit and saying it’s Seagal doesn’t mean its really him. At the end he is like 10 feet away, not that hard. Friend of mine had this to say
“Watch the recoil on his rounds and the others. He’s shooting low recoil hand loads and the others are shooting probably factory full loads”
I respectfully disagree with Jame’s comment in that I enjoy the first (and I guess last) season of Mr. Seagal’s show. I accidentally stumbled on it via NetFlix’ streaming video selection, which I recommend highly.
More interesting than ‘cops’ but then I must confess a fondness for Steven Seagal’s entertainment products. It’s always a breath of fresh air when a well known celebrity highlights the positive aspects of firearms.
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