Since I posted a video on a knife fight last week, I thought, I would follow up with
this short clip on the Waco Texas, biker shootout. The main reason for posting is to empathize, no matter what you do in life, have a tactical plan, whether going to the movies, grocery store, or some bar, It is your responsibility to defend your life and those that you are responsible for. Have a plan. Period.
I would like to assume that everyone who reads and follows the Combat Forum would have enough common sense to avoid any location that has an obvious presence of trash bikers (bikes parked out front), but, Let's say you and your better half have decided to go down to Twin Peaks for a burger and beer. You arrive in the parking lot about the time this going down, what are you going to do? GET OFF THE "X", or in civilian language, get the hell out of there.
What if the exit is blocked behind you? What then? You going to freeze or act? Is cover available? And not concealment, but cover that will stop a bullet? Did you scan the parking lot pulling in for trash dumpers? Anything that would protect you? Remember, untrained people with firearms usually shoot high, so, flat on the ground is a better option than nothing. What if you were inside the restaurant when they arrived? Leave immediately; there is nothing good going to come out of two rival trash gangs being at the same place.
As for this shooting itself, I watched it several times and even showed it to an Afghan MOI Colonel, who really did not know what was going on but could not understand why the police didn't just shoot all of them:))
You will notice once the shooting started, most of them stood up to see what was happening, offering a fine, full target. One skilled CQB shooter would have taken 8 to 10 before they even realized what was going on.
I especially liked the fact a lot of them were running and trying to jump over that flimsy rail, only to fall down and then STAND UP again to look around. Yep, highly trained urban warriors there. One thing I learned in combat the first day, God weeds out the stupid ones.
Notice the idiot who draws his pistol and then assumes his best IPSC stance, trying to bend his fat frame and slide left along the floor, then right, then left, at least a few of the trash tried to crawl for at least 12 inches, before standing up into a crouch again.
Notice the idiot who goes back inside and then pulls out a flimsy chair, like it was Captain AmericaÃ¢??s shield, what? to stop a bullet?
Notice the idiot who was in the parking lot and starts a FIST FIGHT, in the middle of a gunfight. Yeah, ok.
Notice no one seemed to know where the exits were, like most people with a gang mentality, they leave the thinking to someone else.
Notice the waitresses were the only ones with any type of plan, they appeared to be hauling ass to the rear of the restaurant, which would offer better cover and an exit to the rear of the parking lot.
Notice the weapons. Why? Observe the quality or lack of, and learn about your enemy, in case you find yourself in one these situations
9 trash bikers dead. Too bad it wasn't more.