Instructor Zero Handgun Disarms

Yea… this happened:

First of all, why get that close to someone you’re holding at gunpoint?  I get that depending on the situation you might not have a choice.

Why doesn’t anyone ever do videos of this with simunition, where the guy could actually shoot Instructor Zero in the face when he thinks he’s slick and tries to disarm like that?

Instructor-ZeroJust once I want to see CNN broadcasting footage of someone Epicly disarming an active shooter in this manner.

Thoughts?  Do you practice disarms?  Do you think this is HSLD bullshit?



N703 June 13, 2014 at 01:09 am

We had a training course where we used revolvers with primered cases and foamies (ear pro) stuffed into the cases.

Believe it or not, action is faster than reaction, and we were able to deflect before the shooter could fire.

I’m not a fan of Zero’s instruction (on anything), but any way you can get out of the line of fire and disarm/disable the shooter no matter how ugly, is better than standing there and taking it.


Steve June 13, 2014 at 05:30 am

Yep. Action is much faster. It’s amazing what a few tenths of a second will do.


lolinski June 13, 2014 at 06:04 am

I don’t think disarming the bad guy is that important, deflecting the gun so you don’t catch a bullet is IMO the most important.

Sure, if you disarm him that is a nice bonus.


alex June 13, 2014 at 11:35 am

as already stated action is faster than reaction

gun is drawn, you defelect round,

gun is re-engaged, you die


Steve June 16, 2014 at 11:06 am

Fencing tip of the day: Deflecting an incoming sword thrust require a horizontal movement of your blade. You want to sweep the incoming thrust the shortest distance across your body.

*Don’t swipe the blade to your right when the point is aimed at your left shoulder. You give the point more time to close the gap to your body.
*Blading your body or perpendicular movement helps too (unfortunately fencers only move back and forth)

These same concepts are the same as moving a gun’s aim off your body. You’ll notice Zero doing all those things. They aren’t perfect or seem fast until you’re the guy reacting. (His training buddy has an edge because he knows what he’s about to do and still doesn’t get a shot off)

Real life example (taking a shotgun from an would be mugger):


05RC51 June 13, 2014 at 05:46 am

I love these videos. “Bad guy” stands perfectly still while our hero disarms him. Hurray!!!!!


mr g June 13, 2014 at 08:45 am

at 43 seconds gets his thumb under the hammer when shooting. shows up in the next few scenes with black thumb tape.


alex June 13, 2014 at 11:41 am

it’s another type of exercise in timing and precision under stress – maybe it’s not going to help you disarm someone but it’s useful training for that reason.


Rich June 13, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Here’s another thing that seems improbable until you try it for yourself:


Patrick June 14, 2014 at 04:36 pm

On one hand I want this dude to go to ECQC to learn how much he sucks. On the other hand I know he’d end up ripping off Southnarc’s stuff.


pointblank4445 June 16, 2014 at 08:49 am

Nah…this is fast:

I would also like to say to hell with that little bearded troll that calls him self an “instructor”.


Tierlieb June 17, 2014 at 12:20 am

As should be known, Victor Marx’ disarms are bad, because they prevent you from using the Tiger Claw or the Throat Rip techniques. Explained by Master Ken:


Bo Hica June 16, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Make sure you wear your earpro while using blueguns


HASHTAG_BUTT June 26, 2014 at 06:00 pm

At 29 sec looks like the gun is cycling so simunition no but active gun capable of being fired yes so yea maybe not simunition but definitly capable of being fired and guess what the attacker never got a shot off


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