This post is about gunfighting. I’m including two videos that have some good lessons to be learned. A favorite saying of mine is that people learn from their mistake but smart people learn from the mistakes made by others. These are real shooting videos, the second one unfortunately doesn’t end well for the officer involved. The point of this is to learn what works and what doesn’t from a tactical point of view, so please stick to this alone and leave personal views regarding the people involved out of the discussion.
For those that aren’t familiar with the blog and may wonder what’s all this got to do with survival after an economic collapse, the answer is that an economic collapse changes the society you’ll be living in. The more poor people you have, the lack of jobs combined with no hope in a better future means the society will get more violent, more aggressive. There will be more crime, and the crime incidents themselves will have more unnecessary violence.
In the first video we see a cops retreating after the suspect opens fire with an AK47. He returns fire with his 9mm. What I want to point out in this video is the properly executed retreat, combined with suppressive fire (from a pistol!) at exactly the right time. The officer hurries away and starts shooting, those suppressive fire rounds need not be surgical one shot snipers shots. The purpose of the shots is giving the bad guy something to think about, keep his head down and not get shot in the back. Well done. Did you notice the perfect weaver stance the officer uses? Nope! He shoots single handed while he keeps moving backward. How about handgun capacity not being important?
Couch commando: “Huh, my S&W has 6 shots. More than enough for one bad guy!” No my friend. You never know how these things turn out. So once again: A full sized high capacity pistol is what you need to carry. And yes capacity is important no matter what. They still haven’t made a handgun that has too much ammo capacity and that’s exactly what you’ll feel in a situation like this.
This second video is pretty disturbing so caution is recommended.
In it you’ll se a police officer that, understanding that he’s dealing with mentally disturbed individual, he underestimated the danger and simply can’t bring himself to shoot the suspect. The right moment to shoot? When he charged the first time. You simply cannot allow that to happen. Think of it this way: If the guy is crazy enough to charge you inspite of being held at gunpoint and told not to do it, you can expect just about anything form such a person. A folding knife could have been used to kill the officer at such a ranger. When should he have absolutely shoot the suspect. When he went to his vehicle searching for his rifle. He already assaulted the officer, what else would he be going for? His Miley Cyrus photo album? Of course not.
Notice that the bad guy is well trained. The way he moves with the rifle is so natural. The way he lowers his torso, how he fires as he moves. That man was well trained an experienced. You never have to underestimate your opponent.
He may be a sissy that gets scared after you first heel of the hand strike… or he may be a mentally disturbed vet that can shoot you to pieces. Don’t eve underestimate your opponent on the street and always expect him to be armed. Unless he’s wearing a floss thong in a beach in Rio, assume he has a handgun or knife concealed somewhere.
Take care folks.