Watch this cashier deal with an armed robber by very calmly and coolly pulling out his own gun
· May 14, 2022 ·

This is a pretty solid lesson in how to deal with a potentially deadly threat in a minimal amount of time:

Let's do a quick breakdown of what this fellow did right (and one thing he did wrong):

He notices the suspicious customer and quietly prepares his firearm. This gives him a critical advantage in a situation where a mere half-second can be the difference between life and death.

He leaves his gun on the cash register while stepping away from it. Big mistake. Never put any distance between yourself and your firearm when you think you may need it. Again, the difference between life and death can be a micro-second.

He does not escalate the situation—he takes control of it. The criminal pulls out a bag and a gun and thinks he's in control. He's not; the cashier was prepared. But the clerk doesn't come out guns a-blazing. He just takes command. And the criminal knows it.

He maintains a direct line-of-sight bead on the criminal until he is fully out of sight. You can watch him follow the crook's progress through the window outside the convenience store. The clerk knows the criminal is armed, dangerous and probably both jumpy and mad. He's not about to let his guard down.

He (presumably) secures the area. He knows the crook could very well come back at any moment just out of spite, so he goes to lock the door.

All in all, a good showing from a level-headed fellow. Well done, sir!

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