Interesting post. Surprised it didn't get more responses then it did. Smitty, you make some very valid points. What we, as a whole, often forget is training for a life or death situation is just that, training. And, training for said situation requires far more then going to the range and shooting at some targets.
No matter how much you "train" your body knows it is just a training exercise and thus you are far more relaxed knowing that you most likely aren't going to be injured or killed. So you never really train at 100% because you simply cannot unless you are willing to be shot at.
Now, you can step it up a notch or 2. You can train with paint ball guns or bean bag rounds. Trust me, neither feel all that well when they hit you and there is a potential for some sort of minor injury. It still does not compare to live fire situations.
So how do we get around that? Well, first off we shoot and shoot often. Shoot from different positions, angles, etc. Fire from a laying on your back position, fire from the hip, quick draw, etc. Sprint hard for 20 seconds, then pull your weapon and empty the mag. See how accurate you are with a racing heart rate and breathing like a freight train. Place a target down range from the top of a 50 yard hill. Load your pistol, holster it, then sprint 50 yards straight up, draw your weapon, and empty the magazine in less then 3 seconds. Not the sprint, the shooting.
But we must also go outside of the range and train our minds and bodies to handle the stress of the moment of impact. Your brain is an amazing thing. Anyone who has learned to play the guitar can appreciate going from having to physically and painfully place their fingers on the frets to doing it smoothly and without looking. This is because the paths have been worn in your brain and it becomes second nature. Breathing and heart rate control, handling of your weapons be it edged or firearms, controlling panic, these are all paths that can be worn into the brain.
Sadly, many police officers do not train half as much as they should. Hence the reason they freeze when the moment of life or death arrives.
It isn't a hobby, it has to be a lifestyle that you eat, sleep, and breath.
With that, the ammo looks cool. If it works, even better.