How to win a gun struggle when you’re on your back!

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Being faced with a firearm in a self-defense situation is an extremely dangerous scenario that is just about next to impossible to prepare for.

Many people out there like to think they know what to do when a gun comes out but when it actually happens, most people will probably panic.

In this video, however, we get some tips on how to win a struggle for a handgun from someone who has most likely been in similar situations before – former member of the 2nd parachute regiment in the French Foreign Legion, Nick Hughes.

What’s cool about this video is the techniques Nick goes over is from probably one of the worst possible positions against a gun – when you are on your back with the gun-toting attacker on top of you.

This means you simply cannot run away to cover/safety which I reckon would be the best thing to do against a gun, if possible.

How to win a gun struggle when you're on your back!
How to win a gun struggle when you’re on your back!

What I also like about this video is how Nick goes into the mindset and the stress of what it’s like in a real life or death scenario which many so-called experts tend to forget.

Nick’s no-nonsense approach is pretty straightforward as he recommends releasing the gun’s magazine as well as getting rid of the round in the chamber when it’s pointed AWAY from you, essentially making the gun useless. The only issue that could arise from this approach is that you have to already have some knowledge of firearms and it wouldn’t really work against other types of firearms like a revolver which doesn’t have a magazine.

ABOUT NICK HUGHES:
A former member of the 2nd parachute regiment in the French Foreign Legion, Nick Hughes has built his combatives curriculum on his extensive martial arts background, including ju-jitsu, tae kwon do, and zen do kai. During his five years with the Legion, Hughes sharpened his skills and learned combatives from some of the toughest instructors on earth. Later on, working on an executive protection detail, Hughes refined his curriculum into one of the world’s most unique combatives systems. [Source: FFLC Phase 10]

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