Needing to Fight Your Way Out of a Violent Riot

By Roger Phillips, Owner and Operator of Fight Focused Concepts

From a discussion at my forum

Marc is doing beautiful job covering contact weapons and edge weapons foot work, for when things are very close, and you are not strapped. And I threw in on the positioning concept, because ultimately movement must have purpose. In the middle of a mob that has set their sights on violence on me…..I need to get out of there. If they are not going to let me leave and they are committed on attacking me, I may have no choice but to fight my way out of the situation.

I do not want anyone to think that I am ignoring movement while fighting with a firearm. With the significant threat of death and grave bodily harm to my loved and I, at my age, at my size, at this level of disparity of force against me, and at my skill level with hand to hand, knife, and contact weapons, I will mainly be relying on my firearm, my positioning, and my skill with a firearm, while moving dynamically, while moving in a controlled manner, and while stationary. I cannot go toe to toe with the mob and I cannot just out run them. Just running from a violent mob is like running from a pack of feral dogs. It is not going to go well.

I will most likely need to fight while maneuvering, possibly dynamically, to set the tone that their mortality is also at risk. I need to deter the largest portion of the mob that I can. Eventually the mobs guns are going to be deployed. Then I will need to fight once I have landed in my position of tactical advantage. Here is where my accuracy level needs to be at the highest level I can achieve. One shot/one hit is what I am going to need or I am going to run out of ammo. If the threat remains, I will then need to fight while moving to the next position of tactical advantage. The best solution may be “move stop shoot” or accurate fire with controlled movement, one shot/one hit, all while ultimately looking to get the hell out of Dodge.

If this very unfortunate situation ever came to reality I am going to be very happy with the type of well rounded training I have been doing.

You are going to need to be smart. You are going to need to be fast. You are going to need to be accurate. And most of all you are going to need to be well rounded.

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