Keeping a safe distance... what is reasonable?
YouTube - man beats female cop
I was watching this video here and notice how fast this officer got KOed... and I was thinking if there was any thing to learn by this. Thankfully the perp did not use the officers weapon against her to finish her off, he drove away.
It surely does not take much time to put someone down if they are that close, even if the attacker is unarmed, who has the real advantage here ESPECIALLY if you had a weapon carried in a manner that drawing is slow, or having no round in the chamber (takes 2 hands to operate, cant fight off attacker with free hand)?
Let us assume that the victim WAS NOT a police officer, but a CCW permit holder instead, and the UNARMED attacker (after making verbal threats or threatening gestures to harm you) gets closer and closer, when would it be right to draw your weapon ?(especially if there was no chance of effective escape.)
I am 27, 6' 3" and 165lbs, should I let a man (as shown in the video there), after making threats or posturing in a threatening manner, get that close to me before drawing, after warning him to stop? Assume there is no reasonable mode of escape and that the man does not have his hands in his pockets, he is simply approaching you with clenched fists...