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    Do you work on weapons retention in and out of the holster?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mercop View Post
    Do you work on weapons retention in and out of the holster?
    Yes, I try to as often as possible. However, that is not as often as I would hope. My "only" training buddy is a local deputy, so between both of our work schedules we don't have a lot of time to train. It's unfortunate because I feel that all people should train weapon retention as much as possible.

    I'm always open to learning better weapon retention techniques though; Any suggestions, mercop?
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    Are you using a blue gun? Also a good idea to cut the front sight off for safety. Are you doing it from standing and the ground, front and back?

    The main mistake I see with lots of in the holster retention drills is they fail to take into consideration that both of the BG's hands are likely on the gun and you only have one. Much of the time I see guys keeping their gun in the holster by putting their hands on top of it. This takes lot of energy. It is easier to grab the bottom of the holster and pull it up forcing your pistol into your side preventing deployment. This also increases the bad guys fixation and is a good time to deploy a blade from the reaction side. My choice is an Emerson Karambit worn in the reverse grip.

    For gun out of the holster the trick is keeping the gun close to your body and using your elbows to fight, also don't be afraid to strike with the pistol. Kicks to the attackers shins will hollow him out, bring his head down and give better access to the top of his head and spine.- George

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercop View Post
    Are you using a blue gun? Also a good idea to cut the front sight off for safety. Are you doing it from standing and the ground, front and back?
    Blue gun, yes. Good idea on the front sight though. That bugger has snagged the both of us plenty. As far as the practice, we primarily focus on standing drills (both front and back, more focus on back). Ground work, not so much.

    Great advice, as always, mercop.
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    During a fall the arms go out to the side to break your fall....even if you are holding a gun. This can lead to injury and dropping the gun. Get a mat and have some fun. Have your partner wear boxing gloves and try to stop you from getting your gun out of the holster. Fighting to keep it in is often easier that fighting to get it out. It is easier to lock the gun in than move it.- George

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