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Israeli Method of Drawing a Weapon

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by CDR_Glock, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. CDR_Glock


    Apr 1, 2010
    I have seen articles of proponents of the Israeli Method of drawing a pistol. However, critics note that there is a delay in racking the slide and if there is a situation where you do not have immediate mobility of the otter hand, you have a big disadvantage.

    What is your opinion of this method. In what instances do you see this can work? Lastly, I saw the magnetic safety for a 1911 but not for a Glock. Do you know of anyone who fits their product on one?

    I personally feel that it could lead to a delay. However an advantage is if the gun was not retained in a struggle, it would not be ready for immediate use, either.
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    The Israeli Method (pistol loaded with full magazine but empty chamber, known in the US as Condition Three per Col. Cooper's definitions) makes sense with a gun that is not "drop-safe" and can accidentally discharge if dropped. There were many such pistols in Israel's collective armory in the early days.

    I personally don't carry guns that aren't drop safe, and always have a round in the chamber. The exact circumstances of our need for the defensive handgun will not be predictable, and we may have only one hand available or otherwise be in a position that makes chambering a round awkward. Therefore, I do not use or recommend carrying with chamber empty.

    I looked at the magnetic safety for the 1911 when it was first offered and did not find it reliable. I've not seen one for a Glock. The one such system that does work is the MagnaTrigger, available on K-frame and larger Smith & Wesson revolvers from Tarnhelm,