Video: Employee Held at Gunpoint Remains Fearless For a Reason

   04.28.17

A clip of an armed robbery at a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop in Kansas City, Missouri, has been going around the internet, and it’s pretty intense, but the Jimmy John’s employee seems to be cool as a cucumber the whole time.

This clip is crazy, and Kansas City police are still currently working to find the suspect, but we noticed something in the video that we think you all should be aware of.

Take a look at the video below and then we’ll point out what we noticed, and something that could save your life one day. . .

Well, did you see what we’re talking about?

 Take a look back at when the robber first presents his handgun. That’s when things actually begin to unravel for him. Let us explain.

See, the robber is practicing a method of carry known as “Israeli carry,” or condition 3 which comes from Col. Jeff Cooper who identified five “conditions” of a pistol (4, 3, 2, 1 and 0), with condition 4 being completely unloaded and uncocked, and condition 0 being loaded, round chambered, hammer back and safety off.

Condition 3 would be a loaded magazine in the pistol, with no round chambered and the hammer down; which means a round must be chambered before the gun will fire, which is the case in this particular video.

The other thing that you may have noticed, is the robber’s gun actually jammed when he tried to chamber a round. His gun was essentially useless the entire time, but that’s tough to notice when you’re staring down the business end of the barrel.

There are both positive and negative aspects to this method of carry. The positives being the obvious safety aspect, however, with the guns made today, they are much safer than when they were built with no drop safety.

We wanted to make sure we pointed out this robber’s gun failure, but we kind of buried the lead a little. You have to commend the Jimmy John’s employee for how calm and cool he remained during this incident!

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