If you were an armed citizen, would you have reacted the same way?
Just because you carry a firearm, doesn’t mean you know when to use it. Have you mentally put yourself in a similar scenario? Are you aware of pre-attack indicators? Have you ever trained the emotional and psychological aspects of an ambush? Have you trained in any force on force scenarios?
The victim, an off duty police officer, was ambushed by one armed male, and two other males. The victim had the presence of mind to release the gas nozzle, move into a non-violent posture while feigning compliance, blade away to retrieve his firearm, and then move forward creating a predator/prey reversal.
Although he was a police officer, his actions were not from his police training. I have never trained to be robbed at work. Even police officers need to train self- defense. This officer had mentally placed himself in this scenario on his own time and the video is proof of that.
What would you have done with or without a firearm?
We train the physical techniques often; don’t forget to train the emotional and psychological too.