Wells looked at Summers asking, “What was the grab him by the throat thing?”
Summers took the Glock from Ellison as the marine moved his captive up against the glass wall. “Mr. Wells, they can’t fight if they can’t breathe.”
“It’s pretty basic stuff, Mr. Wells,” added Ellison.
“Wait until I get you the next time we meet, old man,” said the policemen. “Without that gun, you won’t be shit. It could have misfired and killed someone.”
Ellison leaned as close to the man’s ear as he could. “Boy, I was killing better men than you in the jungle when you were five years old. The only thing I have that might misfire is between my legs. The very last thing that you want to do is make an issue out of this. You might not be as lucky as you were today.”
“And besides, son,” said Summers, as he pushed a full clip into the Glock, “the next time a man points a gun at you, make sure it’s loaded and don’t hesitate. It’s the hesitation that’ll get you killed. You should thank the colonel for the free lesson.”
The policeman’s mouth fell open realizing the weapon had been empty. Ellison smiled at the man.
Summers charged the weapon. “Lieutenant, which target would you like me to use?”
“Anyone that’s free, Sir,” came the reply.
Summers looked down range, brought his weapon up, aimed, and fired all thirteen rounds. When he completed, he lowered the weapon and took out the empty clip. The lieutenant pushed a button and the conveyer holding the target moved it to where they were standing. The target was a silhouette of a full-size man. All the hits on the target were clumped in a nice four-inch cluster in the center of the head area.
“I’d say that you qualify, Sir,” said the lieutenant.
“What about the other target, Lieutenant?” asked Ellison.
The lieutenant pushed another button and that target moved to where they were standing. All the shots were in the torso area of the target, with a nine-inch group, and one lone shot about four inches above the others.
“You need more work Jon,” said Ellison. “Maybe this guy will volunteer to let you choke him again.”
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