Our friends over at Funker Tactical are filming another series with Krav Maga expert and bearded badass Ryan Hoover of Fit to Fight.
In this video, Hoover explains why it might not be the best idea to shoot the assailant with his own gun after you’ve disarmed him.
I’m not an expert, but I’m not sure I agree with Hoover’s advice. Generally speaking, I think I would attempt to create distance, rack the slide of the pistol (assuming that’s what it is) or check to see if a round is chambered, point, aim and eliminate the threat. If the firearm malfunctions or fails to shoot, then I’d reassess the situation and prepare once again to go toe-to-toe.
I think I would shoot because I don’t want the assailant coming back at me. I want to make sure it’s completely safe to walk away. I don’t believe in repeat offenders, I believe in dead ones.