Video from over at The Everyday, No Days Off blog...shootout in a Nashville convenience store...
Owner said he served 7 years in the Iraqi army...I guess that was the Army that got its ass kicked by us, not the one we trained...
First mistake...what the hell was that grab he made for the first guys gun (who had it pointing at the floor to begin with).. did he just fall down after hugging the guy? He is lucky his co-worker on the other side of the isle started the robbers who seemingly forgot about him...he came close to getting one in his chest for being a dumbass..
If you are going to commit to that type of a response you need to make sure you are ready to carry through with it and not go half ass...I am not sure why they didn't shoot him but they seemed to be more concerned with the guy in the black on the other side of the Ho-Ho's there...
Second mistake...why the hell would you carry a firearm in a high risk position like that and not have one in the chamber? He pulls his pistol and then racks the slide (twice actually, once when he pulls it and another before he shoots apparently ejecting a round in the process) meaning he was carrying in condition 3. This type of carry is commonly referred to as an Israeli carry due to it being taught by the Israli armed forces. Its used by a lot of new shooters with CCW's that don't totally feel comfortable carrying a loaded weapon for the first time.
Take a look...(I actually have this video at home somewhere a friend gave me).
That part where he is racking the slide to chamber a round...that is when the rest of us are already on target and taking up slack on the trigger.....
The method was developed to provide a safe and standard means of training and carrying early on in the nations existence when pistols of varying makes, models and safety types were being used. Todays modern pistols have much better safety mechanisms and todays shooters should take the time to learn how to properly carry and operate their weapon.
Third mistake...use the sights...he fired a full mag at these guys and not only didn't hit them apparently, but also had his buddy somewhere down range that it appears he didn't have eyes on him...at 0:37 or so you see him shooting at the bad guys and his friend can be seen right on the other side of the shelving. He uses not only the "over the top" aiming method, but also the "homeboy" and "spray and pray" methods...none of which involved the sights.
As we know, the manufactures put those sight things on their just to run up the price of their product and we are supposed to ignore them...not. The 4 rules of firearms don't just apply to the range, but in these scenarios as well....what if he had shot his friend or a round went through the door and into some little girls skull...he would never of known since he didn't have any specific target lined up.
Look, I am all for this guy defending himself and his store from thugs like this...I just wish he had taken the time to learn first and shoot second....maybe he will get enough flak about his video that he will take the time to do so now.
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)