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Combat Gun Defense Techniques – Part 1

Combat Gun Defense Techniques


(00:18) The National Director of the United States with defensive tactics citation.

(00:23) Our program today is going to be with basic defense against a handgun.

(00:28) We’re going to use an automatic weapon and revolver.

(00:33) Our purpose today is very simply show you how to retain a weapon when you’re being robbed; hopefully nothing like that will ever happen to you.

(00:41) But when you have a basic understanding of how to move out of the way of a gun discharge and control your opponents motion, you have an easy understanding a little bit better graph of staying alive in a real combative situation.

Center Mass Techniques (Automatic Handgun)

(01:00) What we’re going to do this morning is we’re gonna use an automatic 45 military model 1911-A.

(01:09) We’re gonna use this gun place to the center mass. Acquiring it the hard level, to the central nervous system.

(01:15) One of the things that you need to do is move the weapon away from your body by at least six inches. We’re going to do this by two different means this morning.

(01:27) Pushing the hand, with my power arm. Pulling the hand with my weak arm.

(01:34) The first thing we’re going to do is we’re gonna pull the gun away with my power hand. Motion pulling it out, you notice my hand place on top of the weapon.

(01:43) What I’m doing here as I’m pulling up and down. Let me show you again

(01:51) I retain possession of the weapon.

(02:00) Turn my body sideways so that I’m quick to blast. I pull up on the weapon, pull the weapon back and bring it into position to fire.

(02:14) And then done quickly.

(02:28) Now what I’m going to do is I’m going to modify this just bit, I’m gonna push the weapon out directly away from.

(02:37) You can see that it is still cocked. What I’m gonna do is I’m gonna push back against the hand, bending the arm and I’m gonna pull it directly toward his body.

(02:47) As I step back… position here. Again, push away, push toward the hand from the position.

(03:03) Again, the technique we’re going to use… using power arm. We’re pushing to the side, you can see my fingertips are just over the top of the firearm. What I’m gonna do is I’m gonna pull directly down; reversing the gun.

(03:24) Again, remember it has to move out of the discharge area of the weapon. It has to be done quickly, push quickly with the hand grabbing the fingertips, pushing the weapon directly down. You can see the weapon’s still cocked; what happens when releasing the finger from the trigger housing, it doesn’t allow the weapon to discharge.

(03:55) Now do the same technique quickly. And again.

(04:13) Now another technique we’re going to use again using the power arm. When the weapon is placed to the chest using centerfire mass, and again I’ll explain using centerfire mass. The gun discharges four inches to the snip-side.

(04:29) What you want to do is you wanna be out of the blast of the muscle and the fire. When the easiest things to do is turn and grab the weapon here, now what we wanna do is we want to grab the weapon on top with my fingertips here. You can see that my little fingers here, so if it discharge, if you’d be so kind to pull the trigger you can see that I’m holding the weapon so it doesn’t discharge.

(04:53) When the easiest to me to do here is I move it away from the opponent into a position.

(05:06) Again, nice and slow so you can see.

(05:08) I’m turning my body, pushing the gun in this position, I pull it out and away. I step into position to fire.

(05:21) Now, a little bit faster so you can see the motion in a little bit quicker scenario. And here, reversing position.

(5:31) And now I’m going to do the actual speed so you can see how quickly the application like this could take.

(05:38) Now, again; using center mass with the weapon pointed toward hard at the sternum, we’re going to avoid muscle blast. Using the power arm, now as the power arm turns and this were actually going to come back here, we’re going to attack the firing mechanism.

(06:00) The firing mechanism is not the trigger finger, but the muscle alone the top. As we come in here, we’re modifying the hand so that the gun is pointing a diamond away. You can see that my thumb is here on the palm so that my fingertips right on the top, my thumb grabs here to the side, pushing the weapon down and out. What I’m doing here is I move the hand out this way and step away into position.

(06:27) Again, nice and slow.

(06:28) What I’m doing is I’m coming here and turning my body, you can see that I’m actually turning and facing coming parallel my chest the weapon. What I’m doing at this point is I’m turning the weapon out away from my opponent. Drawing the weapon down on my opponent.

(06:45) One very important factor here is that you move the weapon at least phase away from the opponent. So that he doesn’t do the same type of modification and remove hauls the gun from you. What we’re gonna do here before we come out… On position. Again, you can see my position here. We’re gonna do…a very very quick release, in position. What I’m gonna do is I’m gonna come here and I’m gonna pull the gun out and away.

(07:22) Now, one of the first things that you have to understand when you’re working with the gun, every technique is not gonna be perfect. If you’re going to use this video to help train yourself, train your security officers, rather police officers; one of the things you have to understand you will make mistakes, don’t be discouraged.

(07:39) Using the weapon at centerfire mass, to the center of the body. We’re using our power arm again, we’re going to move the weapon out using the barrel. Now, this can be a little bit tricky. But I’m gonna show you how it’s done. Very simply this way. You can see that my body is in parallel to the weapon as it was before, about a forty five degree angle.

(08:03) The weapon is moved out with my arm at full length. Fingertips on the top, my thumb wrap around to my fore finger. What we do here is we’re gonna step away from the opponent, pulling the gun out and up.

(08:20) We reverse the weapon, boom.

(08:27) Again, I’ll do it nice and slow. From here, we were moved the weapon from the line of discharge, so that we’re not physically in harm’s way. What we do here is we step, moving the weapon out and away, coming back down on the opponent.

(08:48) Again, a little bit faster speed so you can see the weapon will be moved really quickly and brought into possession.

(09:01) One thing that you’re going to be looking at here sometimes is placed into the hands, placed into the feet, as long as you put the weapon away from the opponent’s length of body, stepping back your foot placed is really irrelevant.

(09:16) Here. And you can see that I’m at least four feet away from my opponent. If you extend your arms to wise,  you can see even he try to reach the weapon it would be impossible.

(09:29) And now, I’m going to do the same thing at speed.

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