True, but it seems to me that the same thing could be said about any gun disarm. If the attacker knows what he's doing, you're not going to get the opportunity. It's because they are not immediately willing to shoot and are trying to intimidate you that you even have a chance to go for a disarm.grnzbra said:...getting inside one's opponant's OODA loop. If Cruise's attacker was as aware and ready as Cruise was, Cruise would be dead.
Step through the video and you will see that Cruise uses his left hand to knock his attacker's gun hand off line as he goes for his own gun. However Cruise didn't retain control of the attacker's gun hand and the attacker "lasered" Curise while Cruise's gun was still in the holster. Had the attacker been expecting the move instead of seeing Cruise as a soft victim, Cruise would be dead.
Not necessarily. Had the attacker not been doin a "deer in the headlights" routine in response to Cruise's attack, he would have pulled the trigger as soon as he was back on target. If I were lucky enought to have my attacker make a mistake that gave me such an easy disarm, I don't think I would have bet my life on him making a second one (especially if I were someone like Cruise's character - a very accomplished professional killer). Had Cruise retained control of the gun arm, BG1 wouldn't have been able to get the gun back on him before he got his gun out. Also, he could have stepped toward BG1's right in order to get BG1 between him and BG2 and, when he did start shooting, he wouldn't have had to turn almost 90 degrees to get a shot on BG2. (But I don't think that would have been as dramatic. It might have been perceived by the audience as a "Use the Force, Luke" situation, rather than a very proficient killer.)kenpotex said:True, but it seems to me that the same thing could be said about any gun disarm. If the attacker knows what he's doing, you're not going to get the opportunity.