posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 01:35 PM
reply to post by Expat888
I applaud your confidence in your martial arts skill. Without knowing what martial art you have been trained in, I would suggest you drop your
confidence level down... Marines are trained in hand to hand, but it's a last resort. When someone has a gun pointed at you, even if you are
lightning fast, the time it takes for them to pull the trigger is faster than you performing a disarm move.
I worked in Law Enforcement in the military and was taught to never point my weapon at someone with a gun unless they pointed it at another
individual. The problem is, your reaction time is based off their actions. Once they decide to point the weapon at someone, you are already at a
disadvantage because they know their next course of action and you don't.
Not to mention, most people tense up when being "attacked," so to speak. For example, guy has a gun pointed at you, telling you not to move. You
decide to disarm him. As you hit his gun, his natural reaction, without thinking, is to grasp down harder on the gun, which means trigger pull.
The odds of an unarmed man disarming another individual without getting wounded are very, very slim. I also think it's too easy to become
overconfident in one's abilities.