How to Detain Someone with a Firearm

Part of having a home defense gun is knowing how to detain someone with a firearm. You might encounter someone with a knife and you how to detain someone with a firearmdraw and they surrender, You might wound someone and have to wait until the police arrive. It's important to know what to do before the time comes.

We found a great video what walks you through what to do so that you end up safe without legal problems.

Some of the key points are:

  • Keep your finger off the trigger unless you are going to engage a threat
  • Use short, concise commands
  • Gain verbal compliance
  • Aim lower
  • Have the threat face away from you
  • Separate the threat from their weapon(s)
  • Get them on the ground
  • Be careful where your muzzle is pointed
  • Move so the threat does not know your exact position
  • Get your story straight for when the police arrive

Check out the video and let us know what you think in the comments.


  1. Steve Dawson\ says:

    And if they are armed and your afraid for your life make the story one sided.

  2. In some states, the Castle doctrine reigns and so someone entering your house, even with only a knife or club, still can be shot dead on sight. We need to keep the perspectives on this. This is not Europe.
    We need to engage the liberal politicians trying to take our rights away.

  3. Keith Peverley says:

    I think you need to watch the Don’t draw your gun on a drawn gun video.

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