Intro to Drawing from Concealment | Episode #1

Intro to Drawing from Concealment | Episode #1

Hi, I’m Mickey Schuch with
Today we are talking about drawing from concealment. So what’s the deal? Why does everyone want
to see what we are doing different? Everybody on the internet today thinks their
an expert today in concealed firearms and tactics in general. And don’t get me wrong,
there are hundreds of expert trainers across the country, but what I’m seeing right now
in the youtube world are bad tactics. What we want you to think about is not specifically
what gun to carry, what holster to carry, or where to carry it. What we want you to
think about is, “Can I deploy the weapon rapidly and stop a threat?” I hear constantly from
students, and from other trainers that we’re not gun slingers, we’re not the police, we
don’t need to be able to rapidly deploy a firearm. And I say, “Bullshit.” Why?
Because the average human being can fire a weapon every 2/10’s of a second. That means
in one second you could have up to five rounds coming your way. So if we think about that Bad guy is where
the camera is at, I’m here. It takes me some lake time to figure out there’s something
bad happening. That’s the problem with a defensive situation. Your behind the curve. Your defending
yourself and the bad guy, he knows when it’s time to attack. He knows what’s going to happen.
You don’t. We are going to take a look at some conceal
carry pistols and holsters. I’m a big fan of Kayaks. We also have some leather holsters.
The purpose of today’s video though is not what holster to use or what firearm to use.
What we want you to think about is the mindset of training with these holsters and training
with your firearm to be able to deploy it rapidly, so when you get the impulse the stimulus
rather, of a threat, it’s subconscious to draw that firearm and present it to the target. So we are going to go through several of these
in several scenarios to show you what we want you to be practicing.
We want the draw stroke to be as smooth and fluid as possible. In training for a proper
draw stroke from concealment, you don’t want a bunch of exaggerated movements. There are
guys that train all sorts of jerky exaggerated movements. What we’re trying to do is fast
and smooth as possible. We have to gain access to the firearm. Grab
it with your support hand. Grab your cover garment over the firearm. Not too far forward.
Not too far back. So as that comes up, get your master grip, rotate, and press out for
a shot. Appendix carry is all the rage. There’s nothing
new. There are guys who say they’ve invented it. This is how cowboys have been carrying
guns since the old west. You look in the 1800’s, there’s literally thousands of pictures of
men with six-shooters shoved into their waistband in this position. Anybody who wants to say
this is new is wrong. The reason we like this is it puts everything right in front of us.
So if you were to fall on your back with the position I was showing you earlier in a vehicle,
it’s hard to access the weapon. From this position it can be argued it’s a shorter motion. So same thing. We are going to grab the garment
over the weapon. We’re going to expose it, this has got to be done in a manner bringing
it high enough that we’re not catching our other hand on the shirt. We are going to come up, get our master grip,
press out, and make the shot. (click) I’m going to do that again. (click) So we’re going to look at this from start
to finish, just in slow time so we can break it down with live fire. I like to start in
this position. It’s non-confrontational. You’re able to strike an opponent if you need to.
And you can also rapidly access the fire arm. We’re going to break it down, live fire. (Bang.
Bang.) Now we are going to look at that on the timer
so we can see what we can do with standard everyday cover garments. (beep… bang bang) That was really slow. I was at 1.7 seconds
on that. I got hung up on the draw. Here we go. (beep… bang bang) 1.4 seconds. We’ll do it one more time. (beep… bang bang) Two shots on target in 1.4. So what I’m trying
to show you here is that you can rapidly deploy the firearm and put combat effective rounds
on target with speed. We are going to change up out cover garments
and try this again. All right, we are going to do a live fire
drill now with a t-shirt on. A lot of people say a t-shirt is not a good cover garment.
I disagree. I use it all the time. It’s hot, summer-time and I want to be comfortable and
I also want to have my weapon with me. So I’m running the Glock 19 with me today
and again and the inside-the-waistband Kayaks holster. Load and make ready. (click) I’m going to run this one-time just with the
t-shirt on and then I’m going to run it on the timer. See what kind of times we can get. (beep… bang bang) Alright, we are going to do this again. One
shot on target with the timer, with the t-shirt, and see what times we can get. And, again,
I’m not incorporating any movement in this. The only purpose is getting the mechanics
of the draw stroke down. So that’s what we’re looking at. (beep… bang) So one shot on target in 1.3 seconds from
the beep. A lot of people don’t understand that there’s almost a quarter second of lag
time automatically from your brain, to hear that beep or some stimulus and respond. Almost
a half a second by the time you’ve received the stimulus and told your muscles to react. So, knowing all that, as fast as your possibly
going to go, your still behind the curve when being attacked. Train these movements hard.
Train them until they become subconscious. Get a timer. Get to the range and try it out. Hey everybody, Mickey Schuch here with
I’m reminding you everything you see us do is something that we’ve practiced many times
with an unloaded firearms. You need to do the same before you try anything with a gun.
Remember, safety is your responsibility. You need to read and know how to use a firearm
and understand where your shooting and what’s beyond the backstop. Also, you and you alone are responsible for
your personal safety.

39 Replies to “Intro to Drawing from Concealment | Episode #1”

  1. Jessie Coppedge. Regardless of physical limitations we all can learn effective self preservation techniques. Email me and we can discuss further.

  2. Regular Tshirts are good for what I like to call "Covered Carry". If I were hiding behind a bed sheet on a clothes line and my head was pushing the sheet out creating an indication of where I was from the other side, would you say I was effectively concealed? Of course not. most guys who concealed carry aren't usually too concerned with true concealment of their firearm. If I can call that you have a gun on you, it's not concealed.

  3. I normally carry at the 3-4 o'clock positions. But, I have a shoulder injury that makes drawing from those positions each time a little painful. As a result, I'm considering switching to Appendix Carry. Not only does it make the gun more easily accessible but it also eliminates the pain I feel in my shoulder when drawing due to the limited motion.

  4. Good information. Please eliminate the music or turn down the volume during the instruction/discussion parts. Way too loud and distracting. Otherwise good stuff. Thanks

  5. My arms and chest are too large to be able to reach acrossed myself fast enough to be effective. Am I incorrect saying guys like me should train in draw concealment and distraction? My preferred method is to turn draw side away holding up my free arm to and hunching over draw side and going from there….

  6. Not trying to put ya down or say your technique is wrong…but after securing the threat and your checking your 6? You should move forward and turn around to cover your 6 because just looking the way you did…you don't see everything behind you…just sayin'

  7. Am I accessing, drawing, or deploying?
    Enough of the tacticool jargon. Pick a term and stick with it.

    Also, only saw one press check. Color me surprised.

  8. Im new to Carry Trainer channel. i love your steady hand grip in your vidoes i definetly strive to duplicate your hand grip it looks nataural. i enjoyed the first episode.

  9. I noticed that your support hand doesn't make contact with the pistol until you're at least half way extended. The problem with that, in my opinion, is that if for some reason your gun gets snagged on your garment, muscle memory may extend your support hand ahead of your gun and you could end up muzzling it. Thanks for the video.

  10. Appendix carry looks like a great way to put a bullet into a very sensitive area of your own body with a striker fired pistol.

  11. I like how they incorporated music to make it harder to hear the instructor. You have to make up your mind. Do you want to make firearm videos or play junior Hollywood producer. Annoyingly unwatchable.

  12. I'm glad there are guys like you in Illinois. I just left the state and know the legalities and dangers for guys like us. Stay strong!

  13. His 100% right, drawing from concealment fast save my life, i didnt see these video before but i train by my self and it really help me out that ugly day when i have to shoot out 2 burglars, one is in hell a bullet in the head and the other is in jail, but i took 2 shoots that only God could save me they where aiming to the heart but no body understand why both bullets turn 90 degrees to the left and one exit and the other stay in my sternon.

  14. Your videos are very thorough and exactly want I need to show my wife to get into shooting. I started a CarryTrainer playlist that includes your how-to videos starting with #1 but it looks like from #5 and on there are some gaps. Do the videos exist or were they taken down?

  15. I like your video, but why keep your hans up like that. In real life your hands might be higher because some prick is pointing a gun at you. Hands up, your money or your life. LOL

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