Log dragging and tourniquet application starts second stage at Michigan rifle Championships
Commerce Township, Michigan - In November of 2013, members of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department came under attack. The life of one officer was saved thanks to a simple device — a tourniquet. The fourth police officer shot in the attack, her comrades gave aid (saving her life) and returned fire.
This was the inspiration for Course #2 at the National Patrol Rifle Championships … Albuquerque Lesson.
“Not only is it an interesting change up from regular shooting stages but it also highlights a potential life saving asset every police office should know how to use,” said Jeff Felts, chairman of the National Patrol Rifle Competition.
The competitor starts at the firing line. On go, he runs 10 yards to a 160 pound log and drags it to the firing line and back again — simulating a potential rescue on the streets. Once back to the log’s original location, the competitor applies as tourniquet to a waiting volunteer. After receiving an okay from officials, he returns to the firing line, loads, and fires.
From there he fires at the top of four targets 20 yards down range — top, second, third, forth and repeat until 24 rounds are spent.
Shot earlier today, here’s where competitors finished at the final bell.
National Rifle Competition