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Basics of Gun Drawing & Transitions According to Ex-Special Forces Operator

Basics of Gun Drawing & Transitions According to Ex-Special Forces Operator

Hi what’s up brothers Viper here for
another training video and previously we’ve talked a bit about how to hold
your pistol how to hold your AR what are the various combat stances and so on. And as for today we’ll go over how to go from a neutral position right into that
combat position with the draw of your pistol or AR included. We’ll also
cover how to transition from your AR towards your pistol and as usual all
this stuff was learned to us by instructor Delta who used to be a
Special Forces operator in a Georgian military. But first make sure to LIKE
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about that as well. Before we go into the drawing of a pistol or an AR we first
have to mention something important which we’ve covered in our first
training video which is that safety is always the number one priority and that
means that usually when carrying a gun it doesn’t have a projectile in the
chamber. Now that means that you either have to rack it once drawing it or when
you expect to go in a hostile territory then you make it ready. So first let’s go
over to the drawing of a pistol. Now firstly before we go into the drawing of
a pistol we’ll have to mention something rather important that instructor Delta
also mention to us and that is people act the same as they are trained. Now why
do we mention this because the fact is some people are being trained to put
their hands right on their head before they draw a pistol but that also means
that in a real life threatening situation they actually put their hands
on their head before they draw a pistol and that costs valuable time. So that is
not what we are going to do here today we’ll cover a different approach learned
to us by Delta and for this we’ll break it down into three basic steps. As for step one you want to have your
body positioned in a normal comfortable standing position as if you’re walking
down the street you also want to have your pistol in your dominant hand and
put it right next to your leg. Later on we can adapt that towards the use of a
holster but as for starters we’ll do it like this. Now for the actual drawing of
a pistol the first thing you want to do is to put your body in the correct
shooting stance this can either be the isosceles, the Weaver or the modified stance
like mentioned in a previous training video. The first thing you want to do is
to get your non-dominant foot into the correct position for this you want to
slide your foot over the ground with all the force you have into the ground. Now
why is that important well that’s important because when you go into a
combat scenario you never want to happen to fall, and by doing this you actually
prevent falling because you remove any debris or stuff that lays on the
ground that can potentially get you knocked of your feet. Now in the meantime
while moving your leg you also want to get your non-dominant hand right in
front of your chest right in that area. You also want to get your dominant hand
with a pistol right in front of your neck. Positioned like this and important
to notice is that you keep the finger of the trigger while doing so. Now as for the second step when in this position you’re going to get your non-dominant
hand and place it on top of the back side of the slide. Like this, this is in
order to start the the racking process with your right arm you’re going to
punch the gun forward and in the meanwhile while doing so you’re going to
turn the gun on its up side to get a proper sight alignment. Now also when
punishing and you here the rack of the gun being properly done you’re going
to get your non-dominant hand into the correct position with your pistol. Now
once in this position you have to notice that your arms are not being
straightened up but are a bit bend in order to manage that recoil properly. And
besides that you’re also going to take notice that you focus on the front sight in order to get a proper alignment. Now as for the third step when in your shooting position you’re going to get a shot or
multiple shots and notice the trigger control when doing so. Once your shots have
been taken you’re going to take the gun back towards the neck area and notice
that your finger is of the trigger while doing so. Now after your shots have been
taken you’re going to visually scan the area for any other targets or whatever
may come at you. So this is done by actually visually scanning the area if
something is present or not because some people just do this because they have to
but that’s not a way to scan properly. Now after that’s done and everything
seems clear you’re going to holster the pistol and this is done by visually
guiding the pistol into your holster. This is important so you don’t do it
wrong, don’t lose valuable time and you just scanned the area if everything is
clear so that’s why we watch hosting your pistol. Now how to train this well we’ve
divided the full sequence into three basic steps for you to follow. So you can
do step one step two and step three separately. After that you’re going to
combine step one with step two and once confident with that you’re going to get
step three into the equation as well. This will get you a full sequence of
drawing a pistol now the result should look like this. Next up is the drawing of an AR now for
this you want to do the exact same steps as with the drawing of a pistol but
let’s help you out with a few pointers. Firstly when starting in the relaxed
position you want to have your dominant hand holding the pistol grip of the gun. Secondly when pulling the charging handle you want to make sure you only use the left side of it with your non-dominant hand. Once your shots have
been taken you’re going to lower your muzzle a bit in order to visually scan
the area similar like with bringing back the pistol. In total the result should
look like this Now it’s important to notice that you
take the time in order to get used to it because it might be the case that you
have developed some habits in the past which are difficult to get rid of. For
this we recommend to train with at least one budy in order to watch each other
and correct each other if any errors occur. So let’s go over to the transition
from your AR towards your pistol. A transition from a primary to a secondary
is done when you don’t have enough time to reload the magazine of your primary
and need to react quickly to the situation. So for this you usually want
to throw the gun away towards your back and grab your pistol as fast as possible.
But like in our case when carrying a backpack that’s quite difficult to do
because the sling can get stuck. So what we recommend to do then is
actually just locking the gun with its sling on to your side and grabbing the
pistol like that. Remind that we can show you the things
we’ve learned from instructor Delta but you still have to do some training in
order to become better. However it might still be possible you do certain aspects
wrong, which you can’t see or can’t adjust on your own and that’s why a
professional trainer is recommended. Instructor Delta is such a trainer so if
you want any lessons of him make sure to check out for
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Reader Comments

  1. I Dont want to upset you… but these are basic infantry techniques that are way outdated… Check Travis Haley (Haley Strategic), TrexArms, also… Instructor Delta?? Check Instructor Zero! anyone can say that was ex SF! Hell i was in SF while serving my time in the army! what you are doing is not natural to the body! and thats why its being going away! In hand grip and arms alignment again check the Haley Strategic or Magpul dynamics!
    In any case i dont want to discourage you! Since you guys put nice content! and you are doing nice and good work! all I want to point you in the right direction!
    Keep up the good work!

  2. The aspect of the safety (selector switch) is not mentioned here. Does that mean both pistol & AR are considered not to be set to safe for starting the sequence?
    Wonder what's the fastest (vs safest maybe): set out of safety and racking to get chambered, or chambered and switching from safe to hot.

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