3 words, Cold Dead Hand. You can fill in the rest.
This is a discussion on BG Orders All CCWs to Toss Their Weapons within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by 9MMare Bill Jordan? He taught that? I'd like to see a source for that. I go by what Mas teaches...that proximity outweighs ...
I don't believe that the context that the comment, "proximity negates skill" - which Mas attributes to Clint Smith, is being applied in the context in which it was intended. At least as I perceive it the reference is in proximity of the individual to the opponent, not trigger fingers, etc.
There is also reference to recommendations by "Bill Jordan" and others for such situations.
Below is an excerpt from the 2002 article by Mas Ayoob.
Aritcle: Going To War. (COP TALK)
American Handgunner Jan 1, 2002 by Mas Ayoob
The majority of cops who are shot to death in the line of duty are killed within less than 7 yards. Most of those are killed within 3 yards. And at that deadly close distance, the single most dangerous place to be is within 3 feet. Within Arm's Reach, which master unarmed combat instructor Cliff Stewart appropriately notes acronymizes into "WAR."
These are the close quarters you have to be in when you're arresting a suspect, and it means you're tight enough together for him to be able to reach your service handgun, whether it's in your holster or in your hand.
It's in tight enough where any bozo who has never fired his stolen gun before can shove the muzzle into you and pull the trigger. As the great tactical police instructor Clint Smith says at his school, Thunder Ranch, "Proximity negates skill."
Plan A for the private citizen is, "Never get that close." Plan A doesn't work for cops. How do we handcuff? Telekinesis? The police officer has to enter The Hole routinely in the line of duty. And citizens find themselves there when they are victimized, attacked suddenly at the closest range.
My old friend and mentor Bill Jordan recommended "shooting from the hip" in this situation. Jeff Cooper and Chuck Taylor promulgated the "Speed Rock," stylized from cowboy fast draw, with the shoulders rocking back and the officer firing as the gun clears leather. The posture keeps the shot from going downward, correcting a failing in hip shooting, but it's still awfully tough to put the shot in the center of the opponent's body.
Rotating the pistol's sights outward, toward your gun-hand side, helps angle the muzzle more toward the center of the opponent's body, and also helps prevent a recoiling auto-pistol slide from jamming against your body or winter coat.
3 words, Cold Dead Hand. You can fill in the rest.
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I don't think I'm giving up my weapon; PERIOD!
Multiple BGs would complicate things. But, it wouldn't change the fact; I'm NOT giving up my weapon without a fight.
I'm biding my time & looking for an opportunity to do a safe "tactical" unload. (230 grains at a time)
It was about timing and risk....depending on distance, if you havent drawn and he already has his out and his finger on the trigger....it doesnt really matter how fast (skill) you can draw....the results are highly not in your favor. If close enough in that situation, many experts believe that CQB is a better alternative (more chance of success). For those trained of course.
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The thing about "defense" is that it has practically nothing to do with guns. (As passed on by CCW9MM)
There are, no doubt, times that combatives would be the best action.
I am not giving up my gun to the BG in this scenario. There is no way he can tell I am armed. He will get distracted searching people. If I fear for my safety, and the opportunity presents itself, he is toast.
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I don't think it's ever a good idea to give up my gun, especially if it's well concealed. My first instinct would be to try to divert the BG's attention away from me somehow, and then defend my life.
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Yup, unanimous - WON'T GIVE UP MY WEAPON.
He's obviously pointing a handgun at me and despite his 'nobody will get hurt', his crack about 'killing the person beside me' is the green light.
Since this is a very broad-based scenario, the green light COULD just be pulling his weapon.
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I'm with Bark'n and retsupt99 on this one.
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I do not find this to be a realistic scenario. Most bank robberies tend to be fast affairs and in a lot of cases the customers in the bank when it happens are unaware that the bank is being robbed. Seldom if ever do you see a robber take over a bank, make everyone lay down of herd them into the vault as you see in the movies. They last less than a minute, the robber talks to one single teller in a quiet tone and in a lot of them, a weapon is never even seen.
Most "take over" bank robberies, when they do occur, involve more than one susp.
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