Never choose the ground in the street and if you go to the ground, you should get up ASAFP.
However, this is not a perfect world and, well sh@t happens.
Remember the George Zimmerman whose head was slammed on the sidewalk when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin?
Politics aside – Zimmerman took a beating and when he was taken down to the ground – this is before he could use his firearm.
If you were him…WHAT WOULD YOU DO???
Shooting paper targets at the range, under completely controlled conditions is NOT learning to use your firearm for self defense.
The video below is from our Guardian Weapon Retention Program that deals specifically controlling your weapon when you’re on the ground.
This is not grappling.
You’re not trying to control your opponent in a SPORT environment under a set of rules. This is GROUND FIGHTING and if you find yourself in this situation…it’s your BEST CHANCE to survive.
A gun is not enough. It’s a tool, just like any other.
Assaults don’t happen in a vacuum and the decision to use JUSTIFIED deadly force needs to not only meet the criteria of intent and ability – but you might have to prove that in court.
So when I see people posting “I’d just shoot him” when the discussion of self defense comes up — well you’re not giving real violence and the value of life the respect it deserves.
We teach the Guardian Weapon Retention Program to law enforcement, military and civilians.
We make this program available to the public because anyone who owns a firearm, should know this.