U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- For the serious concealed weapon carrier, there is an understanding that weapon retention skills are essential. A majority of lethal force encounters happen within six feet and develop very quickly. While we train on the range at sometimes crazy distances, the reality is that if things go bad, they will do so at what is called “bad breath distance.” With a weapon being presented in such close proximity to an assailant it is essential to understand that they may try to interfere with the weapon or more problematic, actually take the weapon. With that in mind let’s explore three retention techniques to cover three basic scenarios.
The draw stop occurs when an assailant sees you beginning to draw your weapon and moves to stop the draw from occurring. The technique used to counter this is as follows:
- Keep your gun hand on the weapon and sink your center down. The attacker’s hand is near your weapon and your first goal is to keep them from taking your weapon from the holster. Keep your drawing arm close to your body and press the weapon into the holster.