I was teaching a karate class some years ago, and I had a student whose father would go to the bar next door and imbibe while his son was getting strong and healthy. One day, after class, the father staggers in, and he actually has a gun, and he points it at me and tells me that that karate crap won’t do me any good if a guy has a gun. So I took the gun away from him and grinned.
Yes, it is possible to take a gun away from somebody, even when they are pointing it directly at your face. I did it, and I will tell you exactly how I did it in this article. That said, and even considering what I am about to tell you in this article, I recommend giving your money to an attacker, not risking your face against volatile discharge.
You must consider which way the communication is flowing when somebody points a gun at you. The typical scenario is a fellow steps out of some alley, gun in hand, and he says he will shoot. It is easy to see that the intent of his communication is towards you.
Moving at a speed, and in a way, that demonstrates total compliance, you raise your hands, and put them in a position that is best for what you are about to do. I have to tell you that you will have to decide what position is best, and you should do this through extensive practice. The most important point, however, is that you relax your muscles entirely and utterly and calm your mind.
Now, what you are waiting for is for the fellow to demand you give him your money. At this point the intent of the communication is away from you, and it is towards him. At this point he expects you to move towards him, an therefore he is not intending to shoot.
The trick behind this exercise, as I said, is to have totally relaxed muscles and an utterly calm mind. Shift your head away from the direction the gun will move in when you hit his wrist and off the line of attack. Using both hands you grab the gun as you slap the inside of his wrist.
There may be a discharge of the weapon as you slap the inside of his wrist, but the gun should have angled so it will miss you. With tons of practice, and specifically of the technique and of the ability to be relaxed in one position in space, and then virtually instantaneously in another position in space, you can actually try different methods of controlling the gun and refine this technique.
Having said all the above, let me say that the technique won’t work if the fellow is too far away, if he is not interested in getting your money, but rather kidnapping you for purposes of domination, or if you just read this article and never practiced it…a few thousand times, I also want to say that the reason I wrote this article is for purposes of enlightenment in dire situation, for training purposes, not to give you the idea that risking your life is more important than money. And, I want to let you know that when the fellow is caught and goes to trial, it is going to be a lot of fun to go point a little laughter in his face.