I carry a gun while I drive, but I’ve never really thought about weapons deployment from the driver’s seat. How, exactly, do you kill someone who’s trying to kill you when you can’t get out of your seat? Thankfully, the guys at Gunsite have thought this one through and have an ap for that. But shooting with one hand with the muzzle so close to your body is kinda strange . . .
Gunsite’s solution is to draw, normally, with one hand on your gun and the other plastered to your gut. But when you get to the point where you’d usually unite your hands and push out, just go ahead and fire out the window in the general direction of the threat. It’s actually pretty amazing how accurate you can be at nearly contact distance without even using your sights.
The trick to this is (A) NOT lasering your legs with their gigantic femoral arteries and femur bones, and (B) keeping the muzzle clear of your extremities when you fire. That’s where plastering your hand to your midsection comes in handy, as it keeps it safely out of the way.
What I never realized was just how loud it is firing a gun inches from your face in a confined space. Even with the super awesome Surefire ear pro, I still felt an uncomfortable level of pressure.
Definite props to Ruger for bringing the SR1911s for us to play with, BTW.