I don't remember anyone posting this video.
So this one is REALLY terrible.
Two sidearm and shotgun wielding perps.
Prone out customers and clerk
Shotgun shoot and kill cashier, shotgun shoot and kill clerk prone, sidearm shot into one customer back/kidney, and out of bullets when B-guy sidearm went to customers head for final execution. Customer lives and gives interview in video.
To me the only higher risk situation than this is if they just came in and executed immediately then took the money.
How can I tell any robbery that starts like this (they all seem to....shotgun rare) wont devolve into execution? Plenty never do this. My answer: I have no way to tell. All seem to start the same. Gunshot is a big event/trend change during the robbery, seeing shotgun (or rifle) is very different as well.
Do the following in any robbery because I will never be able to tell which ones devolve into an execution. Take my chances and make peace with getting shot/gravely injured/killed for perp compliance failure.
If I tactically choose to prone out, face the exit. Tuck my right leg under my torso. I lean my torso on it while my left leg is relatively outstreched. My left hand is forward by my face with fingers outstreched, my right hand is back by my hip and palm up. I turn my head in whatever direction allows me to see them in my peripheral vision. This is my comply position. I am athletic, semi-limber. I can see behind me from this position. With only a small amount of movement from this position, I can get into a sprinters crouch and GO - my right leg that is tucked becomes my pushoff leg as I get up in a sprinters "ready" position.
I practiced this last night after watching the video. At two seconds, I was eight feet away from my prone spot and accelerating.
Sprint out the door when I hear gunfire and/or can see guns down/offline to me and/or they are at register.
Sprinting is better than staying put if/when perps distracted and/or hear gunfire.
I carry appendix IWB and can quietly access when in Sprinter Prone or just prone. Helps to have left hand up by face to push self up and right hand down next to waist with fingers stretched out near carry. Compliant looking. Glock under body, fingers of right hand can slide under body and gently pull up shirt with fingers, access handle, body blocks most of this from view.
If I choose to go to gun from prone, my focused intention is headshot of the closest perp. This may be a very close shot. Move from Sprinters Prone to sitting up and keep shooting at his head until he drops like lead. Target second perp. Keep going.
In this case the shotgun perp appears to have his back to survivor as well as the other clerk who is about to get shot in the back. The other perp is behind the counter. Both concentrate on the register. Lowest risk point I see.
Compliance - Run or Compliance - Ambush.
DO IT FAST!! I counted out nine seconds from the shotgun blast to the clerk behind the counter that both perps were totally focused on the register. Shotgun perp back turned.
I tested accessing from Sprinters Crouch prone with red gun. Moving hand into position, Draw, Head Index, and First Squeeze took roughly a second and a half to accurately index the head of a non-moving perp analogue (i need two partners to airsoft this). I noticed that I had to stay still from this sitting position to index accurately. Moving off the X from sitting moved my red gun all around. Tough to keep "metal on body meat", let alone the head.
Sit Up and Keep Delivering.
Today I train from prone in the backyard/garage and practice this and see what issues come up with vision, biomechanics of different locations to perp, turning from either side, etc.
The lower risk moment to act -relatively speaking - in many of these robberies I watch is when they go for the money. They tunnel vision onto the money. Even when robbing patrons as well. When they orient on one patron, they ignore the last one. So far cash register focus, perps back to me, and/or hearing gunshot(s) are my action green lights.
This situation is the Fatal caveat to compliance, which many times works, keeps people alive and unharmed from the many videos I watch.
I appreciate helpful ideas and constructive comments/critique on tactics/strategy/issues.
(Note: CStore avoidance is excellent advice. I do this. Rarely, I choose to enter to nicer ones only in nice parts of town to quickly get drink/gum (I realize anytime, anywhere. Yet, I avoid paranoia.) This situation can occur at retail stores. Lastly, I understand the extremely rare probability this ever happens to me in my lifetime.)