Saturday, January 30, 2010

Defending against a Knife Attack, 2 (The Other Side of the Coin)

Continued from "Defending against a Knife Attack"

In my first post on this subject, I disagreed with Stephen that concealed firearm carry may be the best answer to a knife attack. Now, I will post as to why I am in [qualified] agreement with him.

IF you train as conscientiously as the family in the video below, I think you may have a good chance of defending yourself from a knife attack with a firearm:

The ability to draw & place two shots on target comes neither automatically nor easily. I must say this family's dedication puts me to shame. If, however, you expect to protect yourself and/or others with your firearm, you should plan to TRAIN, TRAIN TRAIN.


The Warrior said...

...okay. I need a partner. Or two. This is not gibberish, this is a great drill I think! How did you find it?

Once again, many thanks!


Phil said...

Unless your shots hit him in the brain pan, he will continue his forward rush and stab you severely while he bleeds out from your shots. Even a pierced heart can take 30 seconds or longer to bleed out.

Gravelbelly said...

I would be more inclined to say that "he MAY continue his forward rush and stab you."

While I agree that a holstered handgun is probably not the answer to a knife attack, once the firearm is in hand, I would put the odds in favor of the trained shooter.

One of the problems to be overcome is the idea of full reliance on the firearm. Moving and warding off stabs & slashes while firing should be part of this kind of training.

BTW, thanks for posting a comment. Hope to hear from you in the future.