Hello, Robert A,
In reference to the knife…that is, hands down, one of the dumbest inventions I have ever seen. The fact that someone came up with a “solution” to what is, effectively, an imaginary problem simply defies logic. There is nothing good to say to say about that device…no need to elaborate there.
As for the pistol videos…well…I don’t personally see an issue with them. I’ve been trained in both techniques at different shooting and control tactics classes. It’s a drill taught for when your support hand has been hit. Certainly, and I think he mentions this, one should seek cover first. However, I can certainly envision plenty of situations in the police and military worlds where this sort of training would come in handy. I wouldn’t spend a LOT of time training it, but it’s good to have options. It’s just a way to get back into the fight.
Sometimes, backup just isn’t close enough…or your friends are down also…so you gotta do something, right? I don’t see it being a particularly useful skill set for the average person at the mall, but for the injured warrior in the middle of a gunfight? Yes. [/quote]
X2 on this, especially the knife, that is so stupid,its laughable. As Mapwrap stated, I have trained in various methods to reload with just one hand,but, and its a big but, that leg kicking is for the professional only…and then, to me as an instructor, its dangerous. Try teaching that technique to a beginner or some third country national, and you will end up with an injury. I have trained under the arm, between the legs, under the armpit, from the holster, from magazine carriers that have the stack up, , etc…all require many hours to get halfway decent speed, much less being able to do it safely. Also, it has been my experience that the type of firearm you are carrying will dictate what method you will use. Its a little more difficult to “drop kick” a 1911…easier with a Glock type action.
The main benefit I see with the training, is ingraining a response to a “oh, shit” situation, where the individual will DO SOMETHING, instead of going into terminal brain freeze.
I am on the range this morning, so, I have to leave right now, but, thanks for posting this and I am looking forward to the comments. be safe, watch your 6.