Take note: this is how to properly disarm someone. Always go to the outside of the arm, not the inside.
ah yes I have been doing it wrong the whole time it seems cowering in fear was not the first step
Just want to share a few quick thoughts.
Trained individuals might know to hold their pistol at their hip specifically because holding it out, while easier to aim, makes them more easily capable of being disarmed, especially at close distances such as that. But then again, most people aren’t trained individuals.
Like the previous comment said, go to the outside. Move your head first. But not only that, you have to rapidly turn your body to the side as you move to decrease the amount area that can be hit. Grab the wrist and turn it down to your hip so the gun points away from you. Bringing it to your hip unbalances the attacker and strengthens your control over the person. When you reach around the head to grab and twist the neck, cup your hands over the chin and twist not just to the side, but up as well. This forces a bend on the spine, which unbalances the attacker. Then you bring him down. Then, it’s a good idea to do a strike to the head if you’re fast enough (with the hand not holding the wrist), or you could drop a knee down onto the face. Whatever works.
I don’t really know all the details about taking the gun away. But first of all, a way to prevent the pistol from firing is to put your hand over the hammer, but this doesn’t always work, so you’d want to try to take the gun away. Of course, always make sure the gun is pointed away from you. To force the gun from the hands, you need to cause either an extension of the wrist flexors or forearm flexors (meaning bending the wrist forward or back really hard) by grabbing the gun and pulling it down. Fast. Do what you can, I guess. I dunno, break the elbow? Whatever.
Afterwards, keep the gun to make sure he doesn’t get back up to attack you again. Look for any other attackers while you cautiously exit the scene.
(Source: deaglefifty, via malusdraco)