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Predicting Efficiency Of Situational Pistol Shooting On The Basis Of Motor Abilities Of The Students Of Academy Of Criminalistic And Police Studies


Dopsaj Milivoj, Faculty of Sports and Physical Education, University of Belgrade
Vučković Goran, Academy for Criminalistic and Police Studies


This paper aims to evaluate the connection of successfulness, as a value of efficiency of use of fire-arms under specific police situations, and the motor abilities of the students of the Belgrade Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies (ACPS). Testing sample included 108 students (males) of the 2nd year of ACPS, age 19 to 21. The sample of predicting variables consisted of a set of 34 motor variables, while the criterion variable was represented by the efficiency in use of fire-arms at the pistol shooting range where the lifting of targets is directed (RB1effic%). Regarding the statistic methods, we have used the method of descriptive statistics and the method of multiple regression analysis (MRA). The results of MRA show that 11.79% of criterion space can be explained with statistic significance (Fratio = 2.10; p = 0.021) by the model of chosen predicting variable (adj R2 = 11.79%). In other words, the results show that 11.79% of efficiency of shooting out of hand fire-arms depends, in this case, on the motor abilities represented by physical characteristics of contractile abilities of the tested muscle groups, maximal locomotion speed, aerobic fitness, general energetic efficiency of body functions under effort and specific pistol handling skill. The results showed that calculated function of equation mathematical model of predicting efficiency of fire-arms use at the situational pistol polygon as: RB1effic% = -1687.42 – 71.7163 * VO2rel + 1314.52 * Vcrit – 11.6907 * ENERGeffic – 40.6152 * DeadLIFTFmax30% + 12.0859 * DeadLIFTFmax100% - 0.0231605 * DeadLIFTRFD30% + 262.489 * RUN20m + 1.98107 * MANIPweap + 0.0332351 * DeadLIFTRFD50% + 0.0248511 * LegsRFD30% - 0.0261059 * LegsRFD50% + 0.0976722 * HGRRFD100% - 0.0156211 * HGLRFD50%, with standard estimation error of ± 17.74% of fire-arms using efficiency.


police, efficiency of shooting, situational pistol shooting, motor

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