The self-defense attitude requires knowing when and how to use your gun and establishing the muscle memory to do so smoothly. Part of that is learning how to quickly and efficiently draw your Glock 19 from its holster. Before starting, it's important to mention that you should never draw your gun unless you are confident that you need to use it in self-defense.
Even if you are practicing at the range, always treat every handgun as loaded and ready to fire. While there are several ways to do this, the following steps will provide you with a solid foundation on how to draw a Glock 19 technique.
Tutorial on How To Draw a Gun for Beginner: Glock-19
Most gun owners prefer carrying their Glock 19 guns concealed on the waist area, where it's easy to draw in case of an emergency. Before getting the steps of drawing and firing your Glock, as a beginner, you need to learn a few tips on how to get ready before your draw your gun;
Some tips and tricks to help you with your composure include:
- Breath-Inhale and exhale slowly and deeply to help calm your nerves.
- Visualize-Think about what you would need to do if you get attacked. It will help your mind and body be ready to take action.
- Relax-Try to relax your muscles as much as possible. Tensing up will only make it harder to move quickly and efficiently.
- Be aware of your surroundings to avoid being caught off guard, and it is essential always to be mindful of what is going on around you. If you see something that looks suspicious, trust your instincts and take action accordingly.
- Focus-When you are in a self-defense situation, it is essential to focus on what is happening at the moment and not let your mind wander. It will help you stay calm and be able to take the appropriate action.
Have Control Over Your Clothes
Another essential detail to remember when drawing your gun is to ensure that you have control over your clothes. Your clothing should not get in the way of you being able to quickly and easily access your gun. Some things to keep in mind include:
Wearing loose-fitting clothing-Tight clothing can make moving difficult and even get caught on the holster or gun.
Make sure your shirt is not tucked in-A tucked shirt can also impede your movement and make it hard to reach your gun.
Avoiding bulky jackets-Bulky jackets can make it difficult to draw your gun and get caught in the holster.
Steps of Drawing a Glock 19
After having all the above steps in check, the next thing will be to understand the drawing process, which is as follows. Fill your gun with bullets and take the following steps:
Steps of Drawing a Glock 19
After having all the above steps in check, the next thing will be to understand the drawing process, which is as follows. Fill your gun with bullets and take the following steps;
Clearing the Gun Holster
The first step in drawing your gun is to clear the holster making sure that nothing is blocking the path of the gun as you draw it out. For example, if you are carrying your weapon in a shoulder holster, you must ensure that your jacket or shirt is not bunched up around the gun.
Also, ensure that the firearm is not caught on anything as you draw it out. The last thing you want is to have to stop and fiddle with your gun in the middle of a self-defense situation.
Once you have cleared the holster, you can place your hand on the gun's grip. It is vital to maintain a firm grip on the weapon, but not so tight that it is difficult to move. You should also avoid putting your finger on the trigger lines at this point.
In a tense situation establishing a firm grip might be difficult, where the proper training comes in. With time and practice, you will be able to draw your gun quickly and efficiently without thinking about it.
Once you have a firm grip on the gun, you can draw it out of the holster. It is essential to do this quickly and smoothly, without jerking the gun or stopping along the way. Remember to keep your finger off the trigger as you draw the weapon.
You should also be aware of your surroundings and be prepared to take action if necessary. Be mindful of who is around you, and be ready to shoot if necessary.
Center the Gun on Your Body
Once you have drawn the gun, you will want to center it on your body. Hold the gun in front of you with both hands and point in a safe direction.
Also, ensure you keep your arms in a straight line and your elbows close to your body. It will help you maintain control of the gun and be able to shoot accurately if necessary.
Drive the Gun Forward, Taking Aim
After you have sight of your target, you will want to drive the gun forward, aiming in line and moving the gun towards your target, and aligning the sights with what you want to shoot.
Make sure that you take a deep breath and hold it before pulling the trigger. It helps you stay calm and avoid shaking as you aim.
The Trigger Squeeze
Once you have a clear shot at the target, you can apply pressure to the trigger and remove the trigger guard. Doing this slowly and evenly is essential, without jerking the trigger or stopping. Remember to keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
Taking the Shot
Once you have a clear shot and apply pressure to the trigger, you can take the shot. Remember to aim for the center of mass and squeeze the trigger slowly and evenly.
Remember to keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot to help prevent accidental shootings.
After the Shot
Once you have taken the shot, you will want to assess the situation and determine if there is any sign of further threat. If there is no additional threat, you can then holster your gun and call for help if necessary.
Why Practicing is Important
It is important to practice drawing your gun to do it quickly and efficiently in a self-defense situation. The more you practice, the more comfortable you will be with the process, and the better to take action if necessary.
There are many different ways to practice drawing your gun. One way is to dry fire, which means firing the gun without any ammunition. It's a safe way, according to the police forces to get used to the weapon's feel and practice your grip and trigger squeeze.
Another way to practice is to use a training aid such as a SIRT gun or an airsoft gun to allow you to get the feeling of drawing your weapon and taking aim without actually firing a real gun. Consider also watching gun drawing videos to get guidelines.
What Tools Do I Need To Practice My Draw?
To practice your draw, you will need a few items as outlined below:
- Glock 19 gun
- Dry fire target
- SIRT gun or airsoft gun (optional)
When practicing your draw, it is vital to use the same pistol and holster you will be using in self-defense. It will help you become more comfortable with the process and ensure that you can take action quickly and efficiently if necessary.
It is also essential to practice with various targets to become more proficient in shooting different targets.
What Is a Glock 19?
The Glock 19 is a 9mm semi-automatic handgun introduced in 1988. Glock manufactures it, and it is one of the most popular handguns on the market today.
What Is the Difference between a Glock 19 and a Glock 17?
The Glock 19 is a smaller version of the Glock 17. It is an Austrian military weapon that has a shorter barrel and grip, making it easier to conceal. It also holds less ammunition than the Glock 17.
What Is the Magazine Capacity of a Glock 19?
The magazine capacity of the Glock 19 is 15 bullets. It additionally has one in the chamber, bringing the total number of rounds to 16.
What Is the Average Size of a Glock 19?
The Glock 19 is an average Austrian-designed handgun size handgun. It has a barrel length of 4 inches and an overall length of 7.28 inches. It is 1.18 inches wide and 5.04 inches tall.
How Much Does a Glock 19 Weigh?
The Glock 19 weighs 23.65 ounces or 1.48 pounds. Its light and compact design make it easy to carry and conceal.
How Many Rounds Does a Glock 19 Hold?
The Glock 19 holds 15 rounds in the magazine. It also has one in the chamber for a total of 16 rounds.
The Glock 19 is an excellent self-defense gun compared to others with an extended barrel. It is small and easy to conceal, yet it still packs a punch. It is important to practice drawing your weapon to do it quickly and efficiently in a self-defense situation.
The more you practice, the more comfortable you will be with the process, and the better to take action if necessary, among other uses. Browse the Sharpshooter Society for more insights and tips on self-defense and gun safety.