Several questions come to mind.
- Could you attack someone who was attacking a stranger under these circumstances?
- Would you pick up a tool or would you rush in?
- Would you use a projectile that you found in the immediate area if you weren’t carrying a weapon?
- Have you imagined yourself in a situation like this?
- Remember that the body will not go where the mind has not imagined.
Really good food for thought. It is very easy to fall into predictable patterns and not carry the tools and skills needed to survive.
Knife attacks tend to happen in places that benefit the one with the knife. A proper understanding of range can mean the difference.
Excerpted from what was originally filmed for educational purposes at law enforcement academies throughout North America.
This was considered a ground breaking video on knife attacks back in the 80s. Most schools either didn’t train for knife attacks or they did so unrealistically. Things have gotten better but we have a long way to go.
This is a great example of why you need to pressure test your skills.
Shooting accuracy on the range does not translate directly into accuracy in a real fight. Though factors like shot anticipation, bad trigger control can certainly play a part, I do not believe these are the main reasons. I believe that shooters look at the threat and refuse to allow anything to obstruct their view of the threat, which in this case means the gun sights. After seeing too many good shooters miss horribly low, I’m noticing they aren’t using their sights oftentimes. Worse still, they are not even TRYING to use their sights.
Not my first choice of tools to combat someone with a gun but I give him points for creativity.