When punches are being thrown, it can be incredibly difficult to get away, especially in the confined space that the clerk below was in. The attacker came from the right through an open door, which is an issue that could have negated this attack altogether.
The clerk, who was armed with a handgun and carrying in the 5 o’clock position, was eventually able to draw that gun and fire on the suspect, striking him and ending the attack.
There are a few points to mention here, including;
- Keep security measures in place, which includes keeping doors closed and locked that are there to be closed and locked
- Use a holster that has adequate retention so that if you’re in a struggle, it won’t come flying out
- Get yourself trained in hand-to-hand combat, and learn techniques to help you win the fight and the fight to your gun
Overall, this clerk did an excellent job staying in the fight, and waiting for a good moment to draw his firearm.