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originally posted by: Gothmog
In air rescue , we learned a lot on unarmed combat. How to take someone out quietly and quickly. There are no "proven" methods that will work every time. Just the ones to use in case you are ever in this situation.What does help is "lady luck" being on your side.
originally posted by: diggindirt
I'm an old lady so I'd probably resort to tears and maybe faking a seizure to divert his attention while I figured out what to whack him with. I had a few self defense classes that taught how to weaponize common objects. I'm a little scrawny thing so I would have to outsmart him rather than overpower him.
originally posted by: johnwick
Take two steps, at a full sprint, grab the weapon twist it to the inside away from his trigger finger, make sure you turn it up down or towards him, just in case he reflexively squeezes,
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: 5leepingWarrior
In a rush situation, the armed attacker will respond by trying to bring the weapon up to the correct height to cause injury or death by application of force to the trigger. Therefore, it is necessary to first interrupt that chain of events. Controlling the gun, ensuring it remains pointed down and away from yourself and other innocent parties in the room, is where you begin... But just how is that done?
Well it depends on the angle of approach, but there are a number of different methods which can work. The best way is to get to the shooter before their arm has a chance to raise at all, meaning that when you grab them, they have not yet achieved a shooters stance or bought both arms together at all. This means that they have no opportunity to make a strong stance against having their weapon arm grabbed, and disarmed in short order. Approach at speed, grasping their weapon hand and the wrist of the same arm. Still grabbing that hand and wrist, use the momentum with which you approached, and move past them on the weapon hand side, twisting the wrist as you go. Aim to end up stepping around to face your opponents rear by the end of the movement. If you do it fast enough, the wrist will break, rendering them less able to keep grip on the weapon, or maintain the direction in which the weapon is being pointed.
originally posted by: BASSPLYR
to the guy who said grab the slide so the gun wont go off. dont. the gun will still fire the round in its chamber. into you. it just won't be able to eject the round and load a new one. i