Handgun Draw for Close-Quarter Shooting

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Rob Pincus and Andy Loeffler demonstrate handgun drawing and how to best defend against close-quarter threats. Your focus must first be on controlling the threat. Next, after clearing the initial attack, access your firearm.

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7 Responses to “Handgun Draw for Close-Quarter Shooting”


    Does a revolver flash around the cylinder when fired create a potential hazard while held against your side like that in the last example?

    • Customer Service

      Hello Stuart,

      Thank you for your patience while I reached out to the expert, here is his reply:

      There is usually hot gas escaping around the forcing cone but with a proper functioning revolver there should not be any “flash”. In that position the shooter should at most just feel some heat but nothing significant enough to burn them.

      Personal Defense Network

  2. Sue

    How do I do this as a left-hander? Do I risk catching clothing in the slide as it is against my left side? What about case ejection?

    • Rob Pincus

      The placement of the strong thumb against the body should create space for the ejection of the round. titling the gun a little more is warranted if you this to not be the case in training… but, tilting too much creates other issues.

  3. Phil Tritschler

    Crimson Trace lasers are activated by simply taking a solid grip on the pistol. If you choose not to lase, just ease off on the middle finger–your grip is still strong.

  4. DStory

    all great points as always. However, at the end when you said something abot turning on your laser. if someone is that close or charging at you, you’re not going to have time to turn on your laser.
    I would love tohear more about close in defense inside the home or on the streets.

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