MacDonald wrote:Well, if you are COMPLETELY surrounded, I think that drawing a gun would only precipitate having it taken away for someone behind or to the side of you. I say just keep backing up as they gather to keep them in front of you and your loved ones. Then if you must draw at least there are fewer out of your sight picture.
That or scurry away from the jerk causing the ruckus.
If there are more than one in your group that is armed you would need to have a plan beforehand.
With that said, this would have to be highly coordinated between the members in your group.
If completely surrounded, the armed individuals would need to place themselves so their backs are facing each other, with unarmed friendlies and/or children in the middle. Then the armed members would have to draw their weapons simultaneously if that has not be done already.
The attackers may or may not back off. Every situation is different. Hopefully that type of counter measure would make the attackers leave so you and your group can ex-filtrate the area and call 911.
Regardless, if I'm surrounded and it looks like me and my loved ones are going to get hurt, I'm not worried about someone trying to take my sidearm away. That makes it clear that appropriate counter-measures need to be taken.