follow the link for video: South Carolina Deputy shoots charging knife-wielding attacker
A couple months ago I wrote about shooting on the move (SOM) and the importance of moving at a pace that matters. Sometimes merely sprinting (without getting hits) or shooting (while flat footed) isn’t enough. The video linked above is a perfect example. While the Deputy certainly isn’t moving fast, he’s moving fast enough to stay out of the reach of the nutjob trying to cut him.
The Deputy was able to draw and score hits while backing up… contrary to the myth that one should “never back up because you’ll fall down.” If you’re reading this post then it’s safe to assume you’ve been walking for almost twenty years (or possibly 2-3 times that). Your brain knows how to make your feet move without falling over at random. The Deputy here kept his weight slightly forward instead of leaning backwards, too, which makes a big difference in maintaining balance if your foot lands on something slippery or uneven.
Train hard & stay safe! ToddG