This guy is going a long way in convincing me some gun control might be necessary <–sarcasm. However, even if this guy didn't have a gun, he would be driving on the road, using a kitchen knife, or breeding–all being equally as dangerous.
The proper drills. Two required to practice, “red gun” use is mandatory.
Gun retention, as I was taught it, is mainly done IN THE HOLSTER. You are practicing defending against a gun grab from your holster. Force is applied on the grabber’s wrist, DOWNWARD, if he has already acquired a grip on the holstered weapon. You can apply more force downward than he can upward. Once locked up, you spin away from the direction his elbow operates, and he has to release his grip. You end by breaking the grip, drawing and firing. You fire because the grabber has demonstrated an attempt to kill you (attempting to acquire a deadly weapon by force is considered an attempt to kill). Note that it is important to wear your gun in a holster that attaches well to a strong belt.
Protecting against an unarmed assailant grabbing your drawn gun is easier: said assailant is ALSO exhibiting intent to commit (your) murder, so you step back, using two controlled steps (these steps are part of any basic kata practiced in the dojo), and shoot him.
My two brothers and I used to practice pretty much the same drill in the video – when we were 5, 7 and 9 years old, respectively – and we used single action cap guns for the shooting. As I recall, those “revolver cap guns had about 50 shots before required reloads.
W.T.F? Evidence that some people should not have access to the internet. Because if he wasn’t being filmed, do ya think he would do that? Having seen this and one other of his “training videos,” I can safely say that this is another thing that should be done “in private.”
Was it UNSAFE? That is as long as only he was present and no one endangered, was it unsafe? Weird and silly looking but was it unsafe?
I practice hip shooting very very often from t-shirt concealment (no, not behind-the-back stuff like the video) and flipping the t-shirt one handed has to be done just right or else… And I spin, pivot, move off line, etc… In fact, go look at some of Gabe’s stuff he teaches on this (I think it’s also on YouTube.)
What is up with all this “stand on the goblin’s feet and rip a clip in him” stuff? At that range, wouldn’t something from Estwing make a lot more sense than anything from Glock/HK/whomever? I thought having enough distance to avoid getting the BG’s blood on you was one of the main selling points of a pistol, anyway.