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An armed attacker thinks they have all the power and control in the world.
REMEMBER: When you take the weapon away, the attacker is then fighting for his life.

4 Stages of Gun Defense

  1. Redirect
  2. Control
  3. Attack
  4. Disarm

These stages are separate in name but not necessarily in time. To be affective they must be done almost simultaneously.

Tips to help you survive an armed encounter

  • You must use undetectable movements whenever possible
  • React in the shortest possible line and time
  • When the gun or knife is moved from the target area it must be done so in the shortest line possible
  • If an attacker tells you to do something with your hands (put 'em up), that is the time to attack because they are already expecting movements from your hands
  • Just because you have their gun DO NOT assume it is loaded or even works
  • Most Importantly - If you have a chance to run - RUN

Techniques that will be covered today

  • Disarm while drawing the weapon - this will apply to either a gun or knife
  • Attack from the front - can be done from either a head, chest or stomach position; also from close range, intermediate and just past arms length.


This material was presented by Brad Walker and Chris Hawkins on June 9, 2007 at a Family meeting.