So here we have lots of good lessons.
1) Pepper spray is used: Better than nothing but as this case shows, an angry, determined aggressor (specially one used to receiving physical punishment in fights) may not stop.
2) The cop just can’t keep up with a bigger, stronger, more experienced fighter. He has no chance in hell. But he was well trained, he uses a hand create distance, draws and shoots as you are trained in CQC.
3) But he does a mistake: He only shoots twice, the first time he actually misses! (that’s a lesson there for the I’ll never miss commandos) and the second time he hits him in the abdomen. What he should have done is shoot several rounds, rotating upward, “closing the zipper” as its sometimes called. Notice he says “wow, I already shot him once. What is going to take to stop him?” No, no, no. NEVER expect to stop anyone with just once shot, or two for that matter. Fully expect to not see any results at all after shooting the bad guy, and keep shooting until the bad guy goes down.
4) The gun jams as it often happens when shooting while fighting at contact range.
5) The boxer takes away the gun from the cop, but its jammed and wont fire! Incredible, the armed cop is just about to get killed by the unarmed bad guy. This happens a lot. Around 10% of cops that get shot, get shot with their own weapons. Had the boxer known how to clear the gun (anyone with moderate training can clear that type of stop in a semi auto in less than a second) the cop would have been shot with his own gun.
6) Had this boxer had any CQC training, he would have known exactly how to stop the weaker officer from even drawing his firearm in the first place But this man is a prize fighter, he didn’t take into consideration the weapon. This is a good example of why sport fighting alone isn’t enough for self defense, you need to take into account weapons, and someone that just focuses on H2H will not see this. In this case, a fighting knife would have been even better than the gun. With some training, the officer would have been able to cut this man up in several places before the fighter even realized that a knife had been brought into the fight. An adequate fighting knife would have been all but impossible to take away from the officer.
7) … are you sure about carrying that little 22LR after watching this?