Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Driver Seat Draw Edition [VIDEO]

By Brandon via

These two crooks on a motorcycle thought they had an easy target. How wrong they were. The intended victim was ready, and maintained eye contact with the bad guy during the entire draw of his firearm. Then, bam . . .

A few important points to make here with this particular incident:

1) The driver knows the exact location to reach for his firearm without looking. This is where practicing your draw comes into play. He was able to maintain eye contact with the bad guys to watch their every move.

2) The driver also had a round in the chamber ready to go. Had he not, this story would have likely ended badly for him.

3) At the 0:28 mark, the driver uses his dominant hand to unbuckle his seat belt. This leaves him vulnerable as he places his loaded firearm in his other hand, unable to pull the trigger if need be.

As soon as the driver has his hand on his firearm, the bad guy at the door takes note and begins to back away. Then he starts to run for his life. Sure, the bad guy could have fired at this time, but he didn’t. Once he realized his victim leveled the playing field, he wanted none of it.

And that, folks, is concealed carry in action.

If anyone knows where this incident look place, let us know in the comments.



  1. avatar I1ULUZ says:


    San Paulo BR.

    Off duty police officer.

    1. avatar Robb says:

      Beat me to it.

    2. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

      My wife guessed Russia, but to me, the two armed guys on a motorcycle M.O. had Brazil written all over it.

    3. avatar Sian says:

      Just how many off-duty police officers are there in Brazil? It’s like everyone there is either a criminal or an off-duty cop.

    4. avatar Hannibal says:

      Once again, we see video evidence that getting on the wrong side of the cops in Brazil is a one way ticket to a pine box.

  2. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    I watched some youtube videos of firearm instructors doing simunition trainings and they showed how to unbuckle with left hand after fishing your hand under the shoulder belt, one of the few “tactical” moves that I have actually found useful.

    1. avatar DaveR says:

      Good tip.

  3. avatar GuyFromV says:

    Is bandito #2 using a S&W model 10?

    Edit: Maybe Taurus model 82 since its in Brazil…

    1. avatar Ken says:

      No. It was a semi-auto and not a revolver. Probably a Taurus model 92.

      1. avatar Tom says:

        The video on the “live leak” link sure does look like the bad guys had a revolver. .

    2. avatar Victor Magnino says:

      It is probably a Taurus 82.All security guards use it and they are constantly getting stolen,and those end up on criminals hands.

  4. avatar SRMC says:

    Looks like the gun was stuffed in the crack between the seat and the console rather than carried in a holster. A draw from an IWB holster at 4 o’clock while belted in may not have been that quick.

  5. avatar Bernard says:

    A broomstick might have worked too.

    1. avatar anaxis says:

      A boomstick would be even better.

  6. avatar Anonymous says:

    I bet that was a surprise for them.

    Right now somewhere a progressive liberal is feeling bad for the criminal motorcyclist.

    1. avatar Wood says:

      Hahahahahaha! Nice. Unfortunately, you’re not wrong.

  7. avatar MoveableDO says:

    Ahhh HAW! I shoot you now.

    I sure wish the video kept rolling for the next few minutes. I’d love to know what happened to Bandito #2 who ended up under the motorcycle.

    1. avatar GuyFromV says:

      According to the liveleak page, he be dead.

  8. avatar Paul53 says:

    Awe. Happy endings always make me happy!

  9. avatar FedUp says:

    At the time of the hand change, one guy was beating feet at a considerable distance, and the other one was down for the count. Driver was just exiting the car to secure the scene.

    Moral: shoot first, deal with the seat belt later.

  10. avatar Dustin says:

    I crossdraw OC in the car for exactly this reason.

  11. avatar Bill Kohnke says:

    Unbuckle my a*s. I’d be booking out of there yelling, “Adios muchachos”, reach a safer spot, and then call the policia. I am surprised he shot the driver first – at least it looks that way. He may have shot at or winged the gunner. It’s really hard to tell. Hearing that one of the duo died sorta brings a tear to my eye, what with me being the sentimental type who likes such happy endings.

    1. avatar FedUp says:

      I’m pretty sure he WAS policia. Which would explain why he had a gun.

    2. avatar Doug Knaus says:

      An automobile is a powerful weapon in the right hands. People, LEO or not, have MUCH more practice using a car than a gun.
      Here’s how I see it working: Push right foot to floor when you see gun. Unless you’re in a Porsche 911 and the bad guys are on scooters, you will not out-run a big. But you can surprise them with a full emergency stop. While almost always quicker than cars, bikes have only a small advantage in braking, perhaps none with two up. Emergency-style braking on a bike requires skill. Before they overtake you (or any time bike is directly astern), go to full braking. Hard braking and an evasive maneuver will cause many riders to fall. If he stays up the bike, it’s likely he will quickly start a U turn.
      Re-accelerate and time your arrival at bike with its turn. Hit them head-on as they turn or when they start back.
      If this doesn’t work, try again. This time, fake braking by using your left foot lightly on the brake. If they come alongside, smash them off the road: No baby taps. A full-on punch is needed. Aim at rear tire of bike since it can stop shorter. Or keep driving as you unholster.

  12. avatar jwm says:

    I hope all the bullets went into the bad guy and none hit the motorcycle. I’d hate to see an innocent bike damaged or destroyed.

    1. avatar peirsonb says:

      At least it looks like bad guy #2 broke the bike’s fall.

  13. avatar HotandEmpty says:

    “He was able to maintain eye contact with the bad guys to watch their every move.”

    This is the reason to fight to cover, not flight to cover. Slight of hand or any distraction. Remember as the armed citizen, you have made the proactive choice to violently stop the threat against you. The criminal, by not walking up and ghosting you, has not made that commitment before hand.

  14. avatar Ralph says:

    This is the way cops deal with armed robbers in Brazil. Because #thuglivesdontmatter.

  15. avatar Wm. O'Hara says:

    Boo Hoo…that’s life.

  16. avatar DaveR says:

    That seat belt hiccup is a valuable, instructive lesson that I will likely never forget b/c of the context. Thanks.

  17. avatar Manny says:

    According to liveLeak this one was an off-duty Brazilian cop (there is a whole section of those).

    Check out this one (action starts at 0:54) and how the off duty cop maintains alertness (who comes in and out), feigns submission and compliance, analyses who needs to go first, and ……. ACTION.

  18. avatar Gary says:

    Comments from the comfort of my armchair: situational awareness—did he not see them coming before they pulled a gun? Never sit in a car and not constantly check the surroundings. In South American countries, motorcycle robberies are very common, often in stalled rush our traffic where the cyclists are content to ride the white line. In my days as a police officer (a long time ago), we practiced fast seatbelt rival procedures. We also practiced drawing both the primary and backup weapons while seated in the squad car. It was a bit tough with a duty belt on but practice helped. The main point, though, is situational awareness. Never let your guard down—never!
    If you have ever walked up to a police officer sitting in his car, he most likely had already drawn his weapon and had it pointed in your direction before you even got to his door. Learn from the pros.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      I have walked up on a police officer sitting in his car. I had to rap on the window to get his attention.

      1. avatar FedUp says:

        Wow, you’re brave.

        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          He was interrogating that doughnut…


        2. avatar Grindstone says:

          And not black.

      2. avatar Bob says:

        Intense focus really brings out the flavor of a doughnut.

      3. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

        Did you beat box too? Or just bust out some old NWA lyrics? If you were beat boxing I’m sure he was upset about the spit on his window.

  19. avatar Bungameng says:

    I keep my gun in a holster at door pocket. I might rethink that after watching this video.

  20. avatar roger says:

    If his occurred in the US the shooter would be in jail for murder. He shot the guys while backing away.

  21. avatar MCM says:

    Looks like Center-Axis Relock has a place, after all.

  22. avatar Rick the Bear says:

    One negative: He muzzled both of his thighs. I couldn’t see whether or not his finger was on the trigger then/

  23. avatar Roymond says:

    Does he get to keep the motorcycle?

  24. avatar Bob Bacon says:

    Why would anyone wear a seatbelt in a drive-through or ATM ?

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