Any responder who carries a weapon, whether exposed or concealed, must always remain aware of the risk having the security of that weapon system compromised. As such, weapon retention and protection is a critical component of any training plan for responders. Basic striking skills in close quarter are useful as is simple flex cuffing of a non-combative suspect.

  • Weapon retention (prevention, in holster, out of holster)
  • Striking skills (close quarters)
  • Cuffing (flex or standard)
  • Draws and transitions (empty hand to firearm)
  • Tactical recovery from ground (when gun is drawn)