Gun or Knife – Who’s faster on the draw? This video highlights the quickness in the draw and execution to the target balloons. Timers were used to validate the quickness in drawing the weapon.
Knife Targets are only a few yards in front of the particapant.
Gun Targets were any where from a few yards away to 10 yards.
Certain drills started with facing the target and other times with their back facing the target. Facing with their backs require for them to pivot 180 degrees to target.
Thanks to Instructor Zero and Doug Marcaida for the demonstration.
Tueller drill principles has been taught to Cadettes and seasoned Officers/Agents throughout law enforcement nation wide, includes agencies such as the FBI and DEA. The objective is sound for teaching to a wide variety of skill level and to retain it quickly. You can view some of our past article on Tueller drill here.
But, what if the gun fighter was at an elite level in terms of competency and skills that’s off the chart like G.I. Joe. (no pun intended)The video below highlights two extremely skilled in respective arts. (knife, gun)
Doug Marcaida background is in the Filipino Martial Arts of Kali, utilizing the knife is considered the advance part of this training. Instructor Zero of Spartan 360 Tactical Defense is the Elite gun fighter, his skills as a fast shooter can be heard and seen from here to abroad.
So let’s get to the meat of this video. The instructors described the goal of this video as a learning tool to break the 21-foot rule and may only apply to one with higher skill sets. Enjoy!