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Defense against assailant with hand gun
- Gun in shoulder holster. As the assailant starts to reach for the shoulder holster, knock his elbow up and outward with your hand. This action does not prevent the draw, but it will throw him off balance and position his arm for you to slip your arms through and under to apply a reverse wristlock. Pulling down and swinging backward with twisting pressure on the wrist forces the elbow and shoulder joints and keeps the gun pointed constantly away from you. Inward pressure on the gun wrist breaks the hold and makes disarming easy. By maintaining the wrist lock, the assailant can be disposed of with the captured weapon or taken prisoner.
- Gun in side holster. When the assailant attempts to draw a gun from a side holster, your initial move is to block this movement by seizing the gun arm at the bend in the elbow. Step to the side of the assailant and slightly to the rear. Then force the assailants arm up and over into a twisting hammer lock. Your other hand applies additional force, pressing the shoulder downward. Your elbow and body lock the assailant’s gun arm. Your right hand is free to twist the gun from the opponents grip.
- Gun in back, using outside turn. Preparing the counter gives your assailant the impression of surrender. However, by raising your arms and turning your head enough to see which of the assailant’s hands actually holds the gun. Strike with the corresponding arm, deflecting the gun and turning out of the line of fire. Follow through to apply a bar hammer lock from which the opponent can neither escape nor use the gun against you. Reaching over, immediately twist the gun free and step out of reach.Gun in back, using inside turn. By turning into your assailant, you are again turning out of the line of fire and it allows you to clamp the gun hand under your arm with an elbow lock. From this position, counterattack with hands to face and knees to groin, forcing him back and causing him to lose his grip on the gun.
- Gun at head. In this surprise counterattack, it is important not to betray your intentions. Notice that the eyes should be steady ahead, even though the counterattack has already started. The upward throw of the arm breaks the gun grip and places you in a position to deliver a punishing kick to the groin.