Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The 21 Foot Rule.

 If someone is approaching you with a knife, when should you draw your firearm?

The 21 foot rule is a result of testing this question on a controlled range in ideal circumstances, with officers who were carrying on a easily accessed duty belt.  If you are carrying concealed, you need to understand it is going to take you longer to draw than 21 feet.  You also need to be aware that the first bullet you fire is probably not going to stop the threat immediately.

Downrange.tv has a good post about this.