This week I realized I’ve seen way too many people training for handgun defenses without any real tactical orientation. Today, I’m writing about the tap and rack process, dubbed Smack & Rack, by the Kravology team.
It’s vitally important to understand two major tactical and safety issues with the Smack & Rack procedure.
First, the procedure can be completed using one of two primary methods. Each method has common elements that are vital to a successful outcome.
- Initially, the orientation of the muzzle in each method must be pointed at the bad guy. Remember, if you have to work on the bad guy, you need both a hot (functioning handgun) and cold (non-operational handgun used as a blunt object) option depending upon the immediate tactical need and the corresponding “condition” of your weapon. So, build these tactics into your defense.
- Secondly, note that only one hand moves during Smack & Rack to better ensure a safe procedure and to keep the movement created by Smack & Rack in a relatively small and manageable space. Notice on the video how one method has the gun hand moving ONLY, while the other procedure has the off-hand moving ONLY.
Check out the video provided and add these tactics to your training. Ensure your tactics after your defense are as solid as the defense itself.
…walk in peace.