Handgun Disarms - A Reality Check

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Re: Handgun Disarms - A Reality Check

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:04 pm

oljames3 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:24 pm
Paladin wrote:
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oljames3 wrote:
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The Annoyed Man wrote:
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Not to disparage the tests in the film - the “good guy” shows a LOT of skill - but this is a powerful argument for two things: (1) maintaining distance if you have to deploy your own gun in a SD scenario; and (2) the situational awareness to never let a potential bad guy get that close to you in the first place. I’m probably too old and slow to put any of these moves into action, but if I were able to, I’d see it as a last ditch measure....situational awareness and maintaining distance having failed me. Very cool stuff though.
This video seems to answser the question "Can it be done?" That question should immediately be followed by the more important "Can I do it?"
Krav Maga, Haganah, and many kinds of martial arts teach disarms just like they show in the video.
Yes, many systems teach methods/techniques similar to those shown in OP's video. The question still remains; "Can I do it?"

I'm 66 years old and 70% disabled per the VA. The question remains; "Can I do it?" My answer is; "Probably not." Too old to fight, too tired to run. You know the rest.
I am willing to bet there are many with much less disability than you who also can't do it successfully. Thinking one can does not equate to doing it.
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Re: Handgun Disarms - A Reality Check

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Post by txhighlander » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:36 am

In my shape and age the best disarm I am to do is not be there to begain with :biggrinjester:
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Re: Handgun Disarms - A Reality Check

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Post by Paladin » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:07 am

Navy SEAL Mark Divine says that you win first in your mind.

His book, Unbeatable Mind is a must read.

We can't all be as physically fit as a Navy SEAL, but we can train our minds for success.

One of his slogans is "we do today what others won't so we can do tomorrow what others can't"

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Re: Handgun Disarms - A Reality Check

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Post by oljames3 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:25 am

Paladin wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:07 am
Navy SEAL Mark Divine says that you win first in your mind.

His book, Unbeatable Mind is a must read.

We can't all be as physically fit as a Navy SEAL, but we can train our minds for success.

One of his slogans is "we do today what others won't so we can do tomorrow what others can't"

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Re: Handgun Disarms - A Reality Check

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Post by TreyHouston » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:00 pm

Abraham wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:53 am
Were I the gunmen, I wouldn't stick my gun hand/arm way out like the demonstrator did.

I would use a 'retention' method, i.e., gun hand held very close to body.

Most people doing this are dumb and usually on drugs!
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Re: Handgun Disarms - A Reality Check

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Post by Paladin » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:56 pm

A few real-life examples of gun disarms:





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