In a thread on a different board, somebody has expressed the opinion that the only way you could use a gun vs a martial artist (within striking distance) is if your gun was already drawn and aimed. Otherwise, you have no chance whatsoever, and your gun WILL be taken from you. A skilled martial artist can disable you with bare hands as quickly as if they posessed a knife. I disagree. I think that I could deploy my pistol and fire, even if I was struck. I have practiced drawing and firing from a close body clench while running backward, strafing and even falling on my back. The gun may be taken from me, or I may be disabled, but I WILL make some hits. If this is in my own home (i.e. you answer to the door to a punch in the face), I will empty the pistol even if I can no longer aim it at my assailent. The point being, if they get my gun they arent getting a loaded one, and I might shoot some fingers off in the process. Either way there is going to be a lot of noise which will draw a lot of attention. What do you think? Does a moderately skilled handgun owner have any chance vs Jet Li?