18 Dec CASE STUDY: Playing The Bad Guy’s Game
The other day I shared a video on our Facebook Page of a concealed carrier doing an excellent job dealing with some Persons or Suspects (POS’) that were trying to rob a convenience store.
Let’s just say it did not go well for the POS’….
I wanted to expand upon that video and do a more comprehensive breakdown of what occurred and why I think that it is awesome.
Here’s the video. Watch it first and then we will do the breakdown:
Concealed Carrying Man Stops Armed Robbery in Progress!
Posted by Police on Sunday, December 13, 2015
This situation is a foot long crap sammich…. Here are some things to consider:
- Bad guys have the advantage of numbers and element of surprise
- Good guy has tactical advantage of carrying a concealed firearm and isn’t known to have one yet.
- At least one armed suspect, second POS is an unknown as to weapons
- MULTIPLE friendlies.
- Unknown if there is a third (or more) POS
Playing the Bad Guy’s Game
At first the concealed carrier submits and gives in to the POS’ demands. This is a critical step as he is buying time and seeing how things shake out. Without sound its difficult to determine what is being said, if anything at all but I’m sure something along the lines of “don’t kill me” was the topic of conversation.
Situational Awareness: Scan and Assess!
Our intrepid concealed carrier now has to think about his next course of action….
Again, without hearing the conversation, it is hard to determine if there is a reason to escalate or try to let it roll. Here the license holder checks for the position of any friendlies and somewhere to go when things start getting weird.
When a Door Opens…. Walk Through It!
Look… if the POS serves up a softball… knock it out of the park. In this frame we see the attention of the POS’ being divided across too many people.
They got greedy and tried to maximize their profits.
Realizing this the concealed carrier turns his body away to shield his gun and begins the draw stroke.
Things are about to get real here! The concealed carrier has decided to rain some pain on these mutts so here we go!
Who Gets Served First?
Naturally the bad guy with the gun needs to be handled first as he is the greatest known threat. The closest POS may or may not be armed, but we will deal with him later.
The concealed carrier does an excellent job of getting his gun out of the holster and engaging the threat with an effective shot(s) on bad guy 1, while bad guy 2 is still waiting on his loot from the cash drawer.
As soon as the first POS is taken down, his buddy decided to beat feet out of there. The concealed carrier got a second shot off at him with unknown effect. The great thing is though….
THE CONCEALED CARRIER MOVED.
In the video he moves off line and away from the line of sight of bad guy number 1 in order to get a good shot on bad guy number 2.
This pleases me greatly and is one of the number one things we cover in our Defensive Handgun and Use of Force | Concealed Carry | Home Defense courses.
He who stands still in a gunfight, will get shot. He who gets shot, may die. Don’t stand still. – Me.
It behooves you to move…. Get off of the train tracks and look for additional work.
POST SHOOTING: Things to Consider
The concealed carrier does a great job of getting the weapon away from the POS on the ground and continually scanning for additional threats. You can’t argue with this guy’s ability to defend himself. It’s not over until its over and he stayed heads up and in the fight.
Well done sir. Well done.
This situation is pretty much textbook. You have to do whatever you can do to get inside of the POS’ OODA loop and be sure to take advantage of an opening if it arises… provided that it makes tactical sense to do so.
Don’t be a receiver… be a feeder – Kyle Defoor
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