11 responses to ‘Short Video: Mythbusters Vs. The 21-Foot Rule.

  1. Well, to play devil’s advocate. He was physically cocking the hammer. Had he been carrying ready to rock and roll he would get the piece into action sooner. Myth still confirmed on the whole but we can argue about exact distance.

  2. Presenting Adam Savage, the slowest gun in the West, not to mention a flimsy holster setup. If the gun is going to start holstered and unloaded the knife must start in a locking sheath. Or just have Jerry Miculek do the shooting.

  3. To be fair, knives will NOT incapacitate/kill instantly unless you really know what you are doing. Someone who is armed with a knife within striking distance is still vulnerable to getting shot at extreme close range.

    • I don’t think this guy was vulnerable to being shot at all, you are pretty much screwed at close range. *https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ah_0gia4A0&list=PLF9F4AB364D04B6D0*

  4. The lesson learned with this…as always.

    If someone is running towards you with a knife – don’t just stand there like a giant pincushion.

  5. This test was probably flawed in not representing many real life related potential cases. The gun owner was mentally and physically prepped to draw his gun. There will often be a delayed response for many intended victims before they consciously recognize the other’s action as a threat, unfreeze themselves, and take action as in drawing their gun and removing the safety. Most gun owners are not serious about practicing and have not taken training. I think the 21′ rule still generally applies.

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