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)