What do you do when a couple armed thugs want your ride and show they have a gun? Do this.
While many people do carry concealed everywhere they go, the question can come to mind as what are you going to do it in a rolling carjacking situation?
Here are some tips from some different sources:
The first element of the Mindset phase is preparation, finding out about the methodology of the attack, case histories, news items. From this go into a planning stage, where you do a series of “what ifs”. Mental visualization is essential; “see” yourself performing in the situation. Next comes rehearsal where you go through simulated attacks in a scenario situation. Ideally, you would do this under professional supervision, but tactically minded friends/colleagues could set these up for you. The final phase is situational awareness, used when actually operating- Discussion Forum.
In other words the first thing that you can possibly do is get your mind set ready for such a situation as this. If you are mentally prepared than your response will be quicker and smoother without the hesitation. The man’s response in this video was quick and accurate sending one attacker running, and downing the other one rather quickly.
Next, the best thing to do is go to the range to get practice, practice, practice. Accuracy will be the best thing that you can have with you. However the US Department of State said the following about carjacking:
Avoidance is the best way to prevent an attack. Use your judgment to evaluate the situation and possible reactions. Know safe areas to go to in an emergency. Always carry your cell phone or radio.
Nonconfrontation is often the best response. The objective is not to thwart the criminal but to survive!
We leave it to the individual to decide the best response to any situation in a carjacking. Just know that their are too many variables to ever mimic a certain set of rules for carjackings. We suggest you stay armed and stay sharp. Props to the guy in this video!