If you own a handgun this is some crucial information you must know.
Having a gun can give you a huge advantage in a self-defense or home invasion situation. The problem is that, although most gun owners know how to shoot their weapon at a range, many are lacking in close quarters shooting and weapon retention skills.
Even worse some gun owners base their stance on what they see in movies. This can get you killed.
This simple technique is one of the best ways to ensure that when you draw a weapon on an attacker the gun stays in your hands, not his. One of the worst things you can do in any self-defense situation is to lose control of your firearm.
Like Bob said in the video this technique will double or triple your chances of maintaining control of the weapon, even if your attacker is able to get close enough to attempt a disarm technique.
The technique itself is so simple there is simply no reason not to learn and use it.
All you need to do is make sure your elbows are at your side and against your body. You don’t have to have them right up against your rib cage but they should be close. Keeping your elbows in will bring the gun closer to your body.
This stance puts your arms in a stronger position. Joints are most stable when they are right in the middle of their range of motion. This setup puts both your lower arm and upper arm roughly in the middle of their ranges of motion.
Because of this you are able to use your shoulders, pectorals, and latissimus dorsi (the big muscle in the back) to stabilize the weapon, not just your arm muscles.
If you own a firearm go and try this out. If you don’t have a dummy gun be sure to clear the weapon before practicing.
For a lot more self defense weapons (and weapon disarm) techniques like the one above check out Bob Taylor’s Fighting Chance
Stay Smart and Stay Safe,
Head Honcho, Fightfast.com