As you can see below close quarter gun fights are a real thing and you only have seconds to make a decision. Literally one second can change the outcome of a gun fight. Below are some tips to keep yourself safe during a gun fight. There is a huge difference in being a gun shooter and gun “Fighter”. Very often you become a gun fighter, meaning you are so close that you are physically fighting the threat at the same time you are trying to draw your weapon.
Tips that get you thinking:
- Distance is your friend
- Draw your weapon but keep it close to your side, don’t extend you arm as if you have all the distance.
- Shoot from the “armpit area” until you are able to step back and get distance
- Stand behind obstacles if possible. If you are standing in a doorway, step off to the side so you have partial cover
- Its totally normal to want to stick the gun out and as close to the assailant as possible, don’t!
Below is the video showing 3 guys stopping the garage from closing and trying to rob a couple at their home.