Tactical Shooting: Cop Gunfight Tips For “Terminator” Attackers

Officer Timothy Gramins pumped bullet after bullet into his attacker…

…but this human “terminator” simply would NOT go down!

As bullets hit the front of Gramins' squad car, he realized he was in the fight of his life.

Gramins' attacker, Raymond Maddox, was determined to KILL him.

And no matter how many .45 slugs Gramins pumped into Maddox, they seemed to do nothing!

Gramins had encountered the type of attacker most cops KNOW exists out there, but who they hope they'll NEVER meet.

He was up against an “invulnerable” bad guy.

There are all kinds of shootings involving criminals who just won't go down no matter how many times they get shot.

But if you, as an armed citizen, come up against one of these super-predators, you can rely on Officer Timothy Gramins' lessons for…

Cop Gunfight Tips For “Invulnerable” Terminator-Style Bad Guys

Best CQC Gunfighting Tactics For Invulnerable, Invincible, Or Drugged Attackers
Best CQC Gunfighting Tactics For Invulnerable, Invincible, Or Drugged Attackers

It was August, 2008, in Skokie, Illinois, and Officer Timothy Gramins was looking for a black male driving a white sedan.

The suspect, who turned out to be Raymond Maddox, was wanted for a bank robbery in nearby Northbrook.

When the eagle-eyed Gramins spotted Maddox in his white Bonneville, he tried to pull him over… but Maddox wouldn't stop.

After a car chase into a residential neighborhood, Maddox hit the brakes and leapt out of the car with a Smith and Wesson 9mm in his fist.

He was gunning for Officer Gramins!

Faster than it takes to describe, Maddox was on top of Gramins' patrol car, ready to fire through the driver's side window of the vehicle…

…When BOTH the Smith and Wesson and Gramins' own Glock .45 went DRY at the exact same moment!

Officer Gramins dumped himself from the car and swapped magazines as Maddox circled, now firing a .380 back-up gun.

Then, like something out of an action movie, they started trading fire from both sides of the vehicle.

Before it was over, Gramins had pumped no less than SEVENTEEN .45 SLUGS into Raymond Maddox.

But it wasn't until Gramins fired THREE TIMES into Maddox' skull that the man finally died!

Several more of those .45s hit Maddox in what were supposed to be “fatal” targets, but it took him FOREVER to go down.

“People don't die the way we think they do,” Gramins said after the shooting.

And today, Officer Gramins lives with the lessons he learned from that incredible encounter… lessons that, if you borrow them, could help YOU in a real gunfight.

Let's run them down:

Carry More Spare Ammo

In a lot of real gunfights between criminals and armed citizens, a couple of shots are all it takes.

But in some of them, being able to keep the bad guy pinned down — or pumping multiple rounds into him — is what it takes to win a fight.

Before he met Raymond Maddox, Officer Tim Gramins used to carry 47 total rounds with him.

Today, he carries 145.

If you encounter a seemingly “invincible” attacker, you need enough ammo to get the job done.

There is NO SUCH THING as too much spare ammo.

Protect Your Eyesight

In the close-quarters fury of a real gunfight, there will be bullets flying everywhere.

Officer Tim Gramins learned that, because while he wasn't hit with a bullet…

…he was injured by flying debris from all the gunfire.

If just a single chip of glass had hit him in the eye, he would have been unable to see Maddox to fight.

And he might be dead today because of it.

Legendary gun expert Massad Ayoob once recommended wearing safety glasses when driving for the same reason.

Buy yourself a pair of protection-rated glasses, either for your prescription, for your sunglasses, or for shooting.

Your eyes are your only means of seeing the target that's trying to KILL you.

Train To Hit The Eye-Box

Without a doubt, the most important lesson Officer Gramins learned was the importance of accurate head shots.

An attacker, particularly a man high on drugs, might absorb round after round but NOT GO DOWN.

“Early in the fight, I didn't see where my rounds were going,” Gramins told interviewers after the shooting. “…I didn't have my front sight. You need to find that front sight as fast as you can.”

If Gramins had made that head-shot to the eye-box earlier, he might have been able to put the monster Maddox down much faster.

He made a mistake that too many armed citizens make when it comes to training what REALLY ends gunfights.

For example, even though some shooters do train for head shots at the range…

…that training doesn't look ANYTHING like a real gunfight.

In a real gunfight, the head is moving around.

It's a SMALL target.

And making an accurate head shot on a guy who's trying to kill YOU at the same time, all while he's running and gunning to get you, isn't easy at all.

In fact, there is a LOT of training you've got to get to be prepared for a REAL gunfight… and there are specific principles for close-quarters gunfighting that can save your life if you follow them.

If you aren't learning and training these principles, you could end up the one SHOT.

(Officer Tim Gramins was a trained cop, and even he forgot those lessons when Maddox ambushed him.)

I know, it sounds like a lot to take in. . . and it is.

If you want to dig deeper on how I train for real attacks, you might want to check out this report.

Just be warned…

I don't follow popular opinion when it comes to firearms training so some of what you read may actually be the OPPOSITE of what you've been taught in the past.

(For example, one of the things I learned in our stopping power analysis of over 6,000 real-world gunfights is that the #1 survivability factor is getting behind effective cover to stop any bullets headed your way.)

All I ask is that you keep an open mind… and be willing to try something completely new in how you prepare for the reality of a street attack.

That's all I want — that, and for you to survive when some monster like Raymond Maddox decides to pull a gun on YOU.

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