Shop owner lays counter-ambush on robbers

The robbers started this with an advantage of initiative, numbers, preparation and mental preparedness. This is why the ambush is the most effective form of attack. If the shop owner were to react at this time, he would lose the majority of the time.

This shop owner feigns submission, waiting until the robbers are no longer focused on him and draws to fire when they are at their most vulnerable. This is a counter-ambush.

Police officer draws gun too close, is grabbed by suspect

A police officer draws her weapon and covers the suspect within arm’s reach on a bus. A struggle for the gun ensues before a second officer assists.

  • A suspect may not comply even with a gun drawn on them
  • Maintaining a safe distance is necessary even if the suspect is unarmed
  • Entering the bus was completely unnecessary in the first instance as it only created more risk due to the confined space
  • Grappling and ground fighting skills are still required even if guns are available