Or You Could Shoot Him . . . JTILTH by Robert Farago | Jul 14, 2017 | 51 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Click below to see video of the disarmist in action. [h/t everydaynodaysoff.com] comments Defens says: July 14, 2017 at 19:06 :56 has some nice dance moves, but for shear gun-fu excitement, the double-disarm at 1:25 is hard to beat. I’d give him three thumbs up and a ticket to Las Vegas (or Jakarta) for the finals. Reply RCC says: July 14, 2017 at 19:08 All the more reason to move. Once someone commits to an attack / disarm like that just don’t be there. Reply DrewR says: July 14, 2017 at 19:11 It’s like if Peter Pan had a high speed, low drag operator school. Reply CLarson says: July 14, 2017 at 19:24 Seriously. I am bit leary of any super cool move that relies on a oblivious opponent doing exactly what you expect. What happens if your opponent flinches and your flying grab fails to connect. Are you now prone in front of your armed opponent? That’s not good. I want to see the blooper reel. Reply jwm says: July 14, 2017 at 19:33 Jim Rockford:”Karate is based on the assumption that your opponent will fight fair.” Reply DavidW says: July 14, 2017 at 20:10 Actually, it depends on the form. Not all Karate styles are the same. Some are more “peaceful” than others. What one school teaches students in Boston is not the same as a school for the military. The latter is not all moves and breaking boards. It’s targeted on terminating an opponent and moving on to the next one… and staying alive. A good civilian school doesn’t teach students to go forth and kick a$$. Anyone who has had the privilege of seeing the Korean, Russian, or Israeli Special Forces, or our own, would recognize the difference between schools just teaching the means and those dedicated to training to complete a mission and return alive. Bob H says: July 14, 2017 at 23:36 Im skeptical of any “disarming” move that involves leaving your feet and flying through the air in front of a loaded bad guy’s pistol while he’s already pointing it menacingly with his finger on the trigger. I could be wrong but 7/10 times dude in blue gets shot. Reply PDW says: July 15, 2017 at 16:16 Muay Boran. Used in the past by Thai military personnel as the weaponless version of Krabi Krabong. Muay Thai ( a sport ) is a derivative of Muay Boran. Jeep1967 says: July 17, 2017 at 18:14 My thoughts exactly. In a real life situation, I wonder how often these techniques would result in discharge of the firearm resulting in injury or death for the “disarmer” or the victim that the firearm was pointed at. 16V says: July 14, 2017 at 20:10 Bruce Lee carried a .357 mag with him everywhere he went. Reply CLarson says: July 14, 2017 at 19:17 What kind of gun is the big silver pistol. Seems to have a ridiculously long barrel for a semi auto. I don’t think most of this guy’s barrel grabbing tricks would work on the small easily concealable guns most criminals favor. 😛 Reply Mercury says: July 14, 2017 at 21:47 The size of the gun is the least of the ways in which these techniques are impractical. As far as what the gun is, the only all-stainless long slide auto I know of is the AMT Hardballer, which is a collector’s item today and if that’s what it is they definitely shouldn’t be playing with it. Reply 16V says: July 14, 2017 at 22:06 They’re very odd ducks, so, seldom seen. But, there are several I can think of, especially current production. Springfield Armory makes 2 or 3 variants, a company called Fusion makes at least 1, MAC makes one IIRC, or is plated/coated anyway, Magnum, Research has had a long slide since I bought one 3 decades ago (thought obvs not a 1911). Last I checked, Hardballers were worth about jack diddly. I had a good one back in the day, I shot a coupla bad ones too. Hit or miss quality as far as I know, and only collectible in the novelty sense. Reply Mercury says: July 15, 2017 at 01:03 Last time I saw a long slide Hardballer go up for sale it went for about $1.5K. Like you said, novelty value; an original Hi-Power is a collector’s item too, and I certainly don’t want to actually shoot one. Regardless, and whatever it actually is, saying they shouldn’t be playing with it was more of a dig at the absurdity of the moves. Even a rare gun isn’t going to have its value reduced by being tossed on the ground a few times. Jeep1967 says: July 17, 2017 at 18:18 That barrel was so long that when he had it concealed in the back of his pants, it must have nestled between his ass cheeks. Reply Ktmken says: July 14, 2017 at 19:19 This dude has seen more action movies than me, damn! Reply Anonymous says: July 14, 2017 at 19:22 Lame. If I was cavalier about loosely holding a pistol, it would be easy to be taken. Most people will have a firm grip on it, and if the disarmer gets in a wrestling match with a gunman, there is a very high risk of him not letting go of his pistol and someone getting shot. Rather than run up to him from behind, it would be a lot better to just pop him in the back of the dome with a handgun. WTF. Reply DavidW says: July 14, 2017 at 20:14 Done properly, disarming someone will result in your opponent no longer possessing a trigger finger, and by the time he realizes that fact, he will be finished. Reply Anonymous says: July 15, 2017 at 05:45 I didn’t see any fingers lost in that video. Reply Von says: July 15, 2017 at 10:21 I didn’t see the bad guy with a finger on the trigger or a proper grip. Rabbi says: July 14, 2017 at 19:27 Major mistake that I see in almost every disarm video. Never use your attacker’s gun. You don’t know if it works, if its loaded, if its jammed or even if its real Reply Hannibal says: July 15, 2017 at 01:57 Might be worth the 5-12lb of press on the trigger to find out. Reply cmac890 says: July 14, 2017 at 19:36 This was obviously more about the action star moves than any sort of practical application whatsoever. With that in mind, what this guy needs is a real cinematogropher to hide his lack of skillz. The kick to the ribs was a nice touch though. Reply adverse4 says: July 14, 2017 at 19:41 I spent 10 years training to fight. Result? I know hundreds of ways to get my ass kicked. On the other hand, I am still alive. Reply OldLawProf says: July 14, 2017 at 19:36 At age 72, I do well to accomplish a 12 pound double-action trigger pull. I ain’t running, I ain’t fighting, and NO – I ain’t dying. Reply adverse4 says: July 14, 2017 at 19:39 If your opponent cooperates all works well. 99% of disarm techniques are BS in real life. However practicing them is not entirely useless. A will to fight back is just as important, if not more so, than “training”. Thing is, too many people assume too much. Reply Tom in Oregon says: July 14, 2017 at 19:40 I couldn’t stop laughing at monkey man! Reply Cliff H says: July 14, 2017 at 19:45 Situational awareness is a thing. Only thing worse than being stuck on the X – being totally focused on your victim/target. Reply Spartan357 says: July 14, 2017 at 19:46 cuz nobody ever notices an urban ninja in blue bdu’s nearby when they’re gonna half assed pretend to rob someone Reply strych9 says: July 14, 2017 at 20:15 The flying leg-armbar to what looks to be a leg locked Americana. Should have gone balls out for the Crucifix and pistol whip to the throat. Reply 2a sux sucks says: July 14, 2017 at 20:36 He b dead Reply Big Al says: July 14, 2017 at 20:52 LUDICROUS! Reply Kyle says: July 14, 2017 at 21:10 Those Brazilians do love their dance moves. They got it in the Jui-jitsu too. Nothing done, can’t be done better with a flourish I guess. Me? i just go for a misdirect and shoot…or just hand um my wallet and cry like a 4 year old. Kinda depends on the situation. Reply Charlie says: July 14, 2017 at 21:33 What’s that stacatto nonsense he’s uttering? Russian? Reply PDW says: July 15, 2017 at 07:09 Probably Portuguese ( Brazil ) Reply Conservatarian says: July 14, 2017 at 21:57 Oh look, a video of play time. Reply MLee says: July 14, 2017 at 23:11 I want to see the one bad guy with good situational awareness who shoots his ass! 🙂 Reply tmm says: July 14, 2017 at 23:54 Eh, not impressed. And yea, you could just go Indy on him. Reply The Rookie says: July 15, 2017 at 00:42 Methinks some of these moves came out of watching some of Shatner’s moves in the original Star Trek. All that’s missing is the Butt-Fu strike off the deck wall. Reply Mike Betts says: July 15, 2017 at 07:00 Meh. It would have been much better if they’d had “Kung-Fu Fighting” as background music. Reply derfel cadarn says: July 15, 2017 at 08:29 Stupid shit like this always works in the movies. Reality is a entirely different concept. Reply DJ says: July 15, 2017 at 09:32 I’m in my 60’s. Too old to even think about fighting…..you lose I’m just going to shoot you. Reply MStB says: July 15, 2017 at 11:45 He was also twisting the pistol into the hand, not out of it. Facing the weapon hand, he was twisting counter clockwise, which just puts the weapon more firmly in your grip. Should twist clockwise, so it moves against fingers, out of the hand. Still rather pop him from a distance, though! Reply Steve p says: July 15, 2017 at 11:59 That’s adorable Reply Lawbob says: July 15, 2017 at 15:11 I kept waiting for the gunman to anticipate the Brazilian jui jitsu fighter (aka Charlie Brown) and pull a Lucy on him. Reply SkyMan77 says: July 15, 2017 at 15:28 Now that’s some silly sh*t right there… Dude would get shot quicker than you can say Napoleon Dynamite… Reply retrocon says: July 15, 2017 at 15:50 My first thought was about the scene in “Galaxy Quest” where Tim Allen, playing a Capt. Kirk like character is “tumbling” as he moves stealthly toward the objective, and Signorney Weaver asks: “Does the rolling really help?” And he says, “Yes.” Reply Ad Astra says: July 15, 2017 at 16:03 Anyone else see a good chance for our would be hero to shoot himself in the gut while whipping the would be attacker’s pistol around to use against him? Reply 5WarVeteran says: July 15, 2017 at 20:22 While all nice and pretty looking I would have to see that done with live blanks. You see when you “disarm” the weapon needs to be instantly pushed in the direction that takes the trigger finger OUT of the trigger guard. Forcing the finger in to the trigger guard could also cause the shooter to grasp the weapon harder and fire it. Done improperly and you are dead. Just sayin. Reply Russ H says: July 16, 2017 at 00:07 BAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAAAAAAA!!!! MMM, MMMMM, BAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!!!!!!! Reply Patrick says: July 17, 2017 at 17:23 New branch of Voda Consulting ? Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.