The average person takes about 1.5 seconds to draw and fire one shot. But it only takes a fraction of a second for a bad guy to react to your movement and pull the trigger. In other words, you CANNOT outdraw a drawn gun. This is a sure way to get yourself seriously injured or killed. Even worse, what if you don’t have a weapon with you? What are your options when you find yourself staring down the barrel of a gun?
As disturbing as this scenario might be, you do have options. In fact, you have the principle of “reaction lag time” on your side. While you can’t draw a gun fast enough, you CAN perform certain simple techniques faster than your assailant can react. This includes the 4 Ds:
- Distract or temporarily disorient your attacker
- Distance yourself closer or farther away to create an advantage
- Direct your movement to get out of the line of fire
- Disarm your attacker in a number of ways to take away the weapon
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