Gun Disarms!!!

Handgun Picture

Okay you screwed up.  No you really, really screwed up and you have a handgun pointed at you in close proximity.  Not a good situation but not impossible to deal with either.  In Instinctive Response Training our close in handgun defenses revolve around the concept of grabbing the opponents handgun for control.  The basis for this is that you need to get off-line of the barrel and gain control.  If you grab the wrist he can still rotate that gun and possible get a shot off at you and you have simply less control than if you grab the firearm itself.  When you grab a semi-automatic pistol it can still fire one bullet so you have to account for that and be offline.  With a revolver you can keep it from firing completely if you grip is strong enough.  Bottom line get off-line, gain control of the attackers firearm and then counter with a strike and take full control of the firearm.  When a semi-automatic firearm goes off you can some times get cut, you might hurt your hand a little but really that is a small price to pay!  You may also suffer no damage at all.  Watch the following video clips with people demonstrating the above.

Brian R. VanCise

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About Brian VanCise

Hi my name is Brian R. VanCise and my passion is the Martial Sciences. I have trained almost my entire life in the pursuit of martial excellence and I teach a world class curriculum in Las Vegas, Nevada and my good friend Gary Haffey runs our IRT Training Hall in Alma, Michigan. View my website at: or Contact us at: 702-326-3622
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