This is why you don't draw on a drawn gun!

Added on Apr 23, 2015 From Active Self Protection

To paraphrase the late, great Col. Jeff Cooper, owning a gun doesn’t make you a gunfighter anymore than owning a guitar makes you a musician. You must know how to use it and here, most importantly, WHEN to use it. Do you have the skills to get to your gun in a gunfight?

There are several lessons for firearms carriers here:

1. You must have the empty-handed skills to use the Five Ds in a close-in gunfight BEFORE you try to draw your firearm. Your firearm is a powerful force multiplier but against a drawn gun and with the attention on you, it is not a useful tool. Drawing on a drawn gun with attention on you is a dying man’s game, so make sure to pick the time to draw your gun when you have opportunity to get ahead in initiative and use your firearm effectively.

2. Marksmanship absolutely matters! The second officer had a very small center of mass of the mugger to shoot at, as the rest was covered by an innocent. Taking a headshot on a moving target under duress with rounds coming back at you is not easy by any means, so OWNING the marksmanship portion of the equation without question is an important skill. You don’t want to question whether you can hit a small target!

3. I have said it before and will say it again…spiritual fitness is important. The officer in the first clip didn’t know that it was going to be his last day on earth, and the officer in the second clip was right there as well but thankfully came out on top. Knowing what you fight for is important, but making peace with God before you meet Him is important as well. Don’t put that off.

4. The second officer waited for his opportunity, and that was awesome. He used a submissive posture of hands up, palms out, fingers spread to show submission to the attacker, right up until the attacker wasn’t paying attention anymore. Then, the fight was ON! That is what we call a counter-ambush, and it can be a very effective tactic.

5. Your draw needs to be practiced, smooth, fast, and without a hitch. The first officer took at least 2 if not 3 tries to get the gun out of the holster, likely because he wasn’t absolutely proficient at releasing his retention mechanism. (I can’t tell which retention holster he has on, so I will refrain from speculating) Practice your draw until you can’t get it wrong, ASPers.

Attitude. Skills. Plan.

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Tamati Hunuhunu Says:

Jul 21, 2018 - it is cool

Elijah Israel Says:

Jul 18, 2018 - Damn. Tragic way to go out with a shit to the cranium. But kudos to the cop who drew and hit the bad guy with such limited space. I know the hostage was shook! Experiencing being a hostage with a gun to his head, then feeling a bullet go right past him and into the bad guy. Wow

Shaquille Edwards Says:

Jul 5, 2018 - That's one hell of a shot. Saved his friend, took bad guy out, quickly, effectively and no bystanders got hurt.

Dedicated Spartan Says:

Jul 2, 2018 - 1:13 same type of stuff John Lovell teaches.

Juan Camilo Says:

Jun 29, 2018 - It looks like the videos are in two different countries by the clothes and the design of the gas stop and this channel takes that to promote gun usage for everyone. You have two totally different scenarios, stop making ridiculous comparissions when you're from the usa and is talking about a video which it's clearly in other country

David Navarro Says:

Jun 13, 2018 - Megusta

outside smoking Says:

Jun 12, 2018 - I'm so sorry for the officer who died.😢

John Ames Says:

Jun 10, 2018 - This is why those training videos from NRA with that guy who pulls his shirt to his neck are so stupid. He's on Colion Noir's show. I think his name is Dom. If you pull your shirt up to your neck like an idiot so you can draw you will not be able to draw secretly, you will alert the whole neighborhood. Make enough space so you can draw but you don't have to pull your shirt up over your head like Dom. It's great in a training video but no one would ever draw like that in real life.

Austin Page Says:

Jun 8, 2018 - 0:44 fantastic shot

Ben S Says:

Jun 6, 2018 - The first video was so sad