This is a discussion on Trying to fight while carrying. within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Guantes While I agree with most herein, depending on circumstances, I do not agree with the following. "A BG can easily cover ...
also keep in mind, shooting the charging target even if you have a quick draw...he/she won't sop instantly
Keep in mind this guy "knew" the attack was coming! (You, "most likely" will NOT!)
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These guys are on another forum. They did feel the same way as you. But, this opened their eyes a little.
The guy did get off "one" shot. But, he still would have been injured or killed.
The other thing to remember is that most BG's are very good at deceiving a potential victim.
Imagine you're coming out of WW and you see someone putting a cart up. You think nothing of it and you walk on by toward your car. Just as you pass within a few feet of this guy, he turns around with a weapon and launches an attack, what do you do?
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I'm 50yrs old AND disabled now; and I can really relate to your earlier "desparity of force" statement. I just think it's a bit nieve to totally depend on a firearm to get you out of a scrape.
(I'm not saying that's what you believe. But, I do see a lot of people on these boards that feel a firearm is enough.)
I have drawn and fired against a shotgun in my face and prevailed in the real world. That in addition to many other weapon related incidents. I am also familiar with the deception of BG's having had over twenty years in LE.
As to the scenario at the end, we were talking about 20 - 25 feet. Answer: move draw and fire. The exact distances and circumstances would determine specifics and if H2H would be involved.
ETA: Just for clarification, there was H2H (deflection)in the shotgun incident.
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Exactly the first half second a lone will be you PERCIEVING the attack, the next fraction will be deciding action. then the additional time required to draw and fire and HOPE that he drops.Keep in mind this guy "knew" the attack was coming! (You, "most likely" will NOT!)
The Tueller drill is unreleased in that you KNOW the attack is coming and you are already prepared to draw
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Everyone gets wrapped around the axle about the time/distance/draw in the Tueller experiment. That was merely a part of its purpose. Another purpose is as a reference to a distance at which an individual with a blunt or edged weapon represents a real threat and thereby justifies the use of deadly force. This to me is more significant that the time/distance/draw part of the experiment.
Getting back to specifics, the original statement that I disagreed with was, "A BG can easily cover 20-25 feet before you can get your gun out and fire.". I stand by that. There was no discourse on surprise, reaction, movement, obstacles, or evasion and elimination of the threat, only that statement. The video established that as a bare statement, it was incorrect.
I guess we will just have to agree to disagree.