Have you thought about the best way to protect your gun? What have you done to learn the basics of weapon retention? Check out this video of an armed security guard being brutally attacked by two men! They beat him and try to bang his head against the wall. We don’t see what happens behind the posters, but the good guy comes out with his gun drawn and finally drives the attackers away.
But notice something. These guys don’t run away. They walk. They pack up their stuff and simply walk away. That goes to show you how experienced with violence many criminals are. When it comes to fighting, criminals typically have more experience than your average good guy.
The important elements to take away from the video include the value of weapon-retention training. In a violent assault like this, you run the risk of losing your weapon to the bad guy. You need to know how to defend your gun, keep control of it and fight through the attack to ensure that your gun is not taken and used against you.
The Operative Word Is Not Gun…
Remember that the root word of gunfight is “fight,” not “gun.” And fighting is all about the mentality you maintain — the mentality that compels you to get more training, keep your wits about you in conflict and keep fighting until you prevail. I don’t want you to simply survive a deadly encounter. I want you to prevail.
About Kevin Michalowski
Kevin Michalowski is executive editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and is a fully certified law enforcement officer working part time in rural Wisconsin. He is a USCCA and NRA Certified Trainer. Kevin has attended training across the U.S. as both a student and an instructor in multiple disciplines. These specialties include pistol, rifle, shotgun, empty-hand defense and rapid response to the active shooter.