This is a discussion on From Bad to Worse: The Unthinkable within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by BerneyG Yes, Aikido for the last several years and Karate when I was younger. Police officers have told me that they would ...
In Basic Training, I learned H2H combat, and practiced that frequently. In MP school, I learned "Unarmed Self Defense", and practiced that regularly.
At the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center, I learned PPCT, and practiced that regularly.
And STILL, when it's time to go hands-on, it's VERY rare that what I do to win more than superficially resembles any "sophisticated" technique I've ever learned and practiced. The SIMPLE techniques, however, nearly always come into play.
Real fights are free-for-alls. They are fast, close, and sloppy. Precision goes out the window as soon as the adrenaline valves go full-bore, free-flow open.
IMHO, you can forget about punching that mag release. It's way too small of a target, especially if it's moving. Based upon what I've learned from the rasslin' matches I've had over the years, I think the move that stands the best chance of success is to grab the gun with both hands and TWIST it out of theirs with all of your might -- with every bit of muscle and body mass you can bring to bear.
Once you have reclaimed the gun, HIT them as hard as you can, create distance, and then be prepared to shoot.
Sgt, yeah, I watched that video that Ram Rod posted. And in that situation, if I thought I could get away with it, I might try it...will probably try to practice that with an airsoft...it was a pretty interesting demonstration.
From Lima's post, I visualised a BG closing on me as I was drawing where we were both struggling for the weapon, that was where my response about the mag release came from. If the BG had disarmed me and was pointing the gun at my head, I would probably try twisting it out(after some practice), but most likely, if we were that close, I would step forward and to my left since it is harder for most people to readjust aim to their strong side. At that point, my plan would be for me to be past the point of the gun and a jab to the throat if available.
It would completely depend on how well the guy was holding the gun, if he appeared familiar with the manual of arms, and a host of other things. How steady his hand is might even play a factor.
And yes, I agree emphatically with you. I know of few fights where anything resembling sophistication took place. But that's not to say a scientific punch will not be more effective than a wild swing. I do know of a lot of fights where a jab beat a looping haymaker.
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I guess mom telling me to wear clean underwear everyday you never know when you might get in an accident would be worthless in this case.if somebody grabs my gun and i survive it i'm throwin that pair out
He may get the gun but the fight isn't over till one of us is outcold or dead. Never give up fighting. If he is close enough to gain controll of your gun running isn't really on option. What ever you do, cheat , fight dirty. Kick scratch scream use anything you can grab as a weapon. You are in the thick of it, your life is at stake. Never give up.
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Do your best to hang on to the gun while blasting the guy with head-butts and knee-strikes, bite his ear off, stab him, whatever. Just don't give up.
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If you carry in Condition 3, you have two empty chambers. One in the weapon...the other between your ears.
Well, if I were Lima, I would pull out that fancy K-bar TDI and relieve his arm of a few key tendons.
Me, fight for retention like my life depended on it and drop the mag if possible (mag safety). Admittedly, I've never trained in any H2H, so I'm excited about a new Krav Maga place opening up here soon.
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Try to maintain some amount of control of the weapon and elbows to the upper body, knees to the lower body, and stomp on his feet.
If that fails, scream like a six year old girl and run!
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Hannibal Lecture style bite to the face or hand.
That should take his mind off the gun and to where the pain is coming from.
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Winning is not going to be by any 'fair' means...
If you ARE going to react, it better be quick and violent...
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