“A 7-Eleven clerk in Frederick County is being hailed as a hero after he grabbed a rifle from an 18-year-old attempting to rob the store,” fox5dc.com reports. “The attempted robbery began just before 4 a.m. on July 12 when a suspect armed with a shotgun entered the 7-Eleven and approached the counter. He then threatened the store clerk, who pulled the weapon over the counter and out of the suspect’s hands.”
The cops arrested Ryan J. Wages and charge him with the armed robbery. Result! However . . .
If you grab a shotgun you run the very real risk of the bad guy shooting you off the end of the barrel. Which is also the recommended technique if a bad guy grabs your shotgun.
If you find yourself at the business end of a shotgun, twist the firearm as forcefully as possible as you attempt to secure it. Then attack the perp as viciously as possible. Long guns make pretty fearsome clubs.
Whatever you do, speed, surprise and violence of action is always your best bet. You may or may not get the opportunity to implement this strategy, but plan to do so.