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Posted by Barbara 2012-08-14 20:01||
#8 It's probably never a bad idea to buy some ammo
Posted by European Conservative 2012-08-14 20:06||
#9 Comes out to roughly 730 rounds a person.
So what does the emblem of NOAA Fishies Law Enforcement look like? Is it Noah doing a John Brown except with a barometer and a handgun?
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-08-14 20:42||
#10 Depends on how much many round and how often is the handgun qualification is held. Supposedly there are "111 special agents and 23 enforcement officers...the total number of OLE agents to 134."
FNOAA Fisheries sez: Agents and officers are required to have 200 rounds in his or her duty bag, and twice-a-year firearm qualification and training calls for agents to use another 500-600 rounds. In addition, firearms instructors with more than one pistol may need more rounds in a year. In 2011, the guidance was that each agent and officer would need 700 rounds per year to meet these requirements.
I leave it to the more astute and less fatigued to do the numbers.
Posted by Pappy 2012-08-14 21:23||
#11 One more thing: Think 'Chinese fishing boats' and US Pacific territorial waters (not just the Left Coast and Hawaii.)
Posted by Pappy 2012-08-14 21:26||
#12 730 rounds each? I can blow through that in an afternoon. That's not a lot of training.
#13 Another site I trust came up with 365 each, which some around here would just call a Saturday morning; neither figure is high for a person required to know how to use firearm.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-08-14 22:12||
#14 From the National Rifle Association website for Law Enforcement Instructor Development Schools
The following are school-specific requirements in addition to the above.
the following are ALSO necessary for this school:
Back-up or off-duty firearm and equipment. May be a duty pistol or revolver. Holster may be IWB, ankle, paddle, fanny-pack, or other suitable concealed carry holster. At least one magazine pouch and 3 magazines or speedloaders are required.
Cover garment for concealed carry range exercises.
800 rounds of duty or training handgun ammunition.
400 rounds of duty or training handgun ammunition (for off-duty pistol).
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-08-14 23:22||