Go to :31 in this video. Notice something? The slide’s locked back. The gun is empty. This information might have been useful for the employee forced to fork over the contents of the cash drawer and his wallet, and drink soap. (A potentially fatal torture.) Although maybe not. The victim’s body language indicates he had no intention of mounting a counter-attack at any point in the proceedings. Still . . .
Anyone who may face a gun someday (i.e. everyone) should have a clear idea what a gun can and can not do.
They should know the difference between a semi-automatic handgun and a revolver. A modern home defense sporting rifle and a bolt action gun. A shotgun and a rifle. The range and accuracy differences between a short barreled weapon and a long barreled firearm. The differences between calibers.
The should know when a gun’s empty. They should know that it takes a small, hard shove on a gun’s barrel to push the muzzle clear of their body—providing a potentially life-saving opportunity to launch a disabling attack. Or creating the possibility of a quick getaway.
They should know how many cartridges the gun might hold. They should be able to recognize a jam.
They should know—and fully accept—the fact that there are worse things than getting shot. That it’s entirely possible, indeed probably, that they will survive a gunshot.
They don’t need to actually fire a gun, but there’s nothing like hands-on education.
This tactical information could mean the difference between life and death. Know it. AND teach it to your loved ones—especially children. Their lives could depend on it.