Many posters to this thread emphasized that escape is almost always the best response to a threat. Especially when you're outgunned. True enough. But perhaps a little simplistic. This being strategy and tactics, are there other lessons that we who are armed can pick up on? For example, sometimes retreat is impossible. The wounded guard in the video does not appear to have been able to retreat. What options did he have? From the video, perhaps he acted helpless. Perhaps he begged for mercy. Whatever he did convinced the jihadi that he was no imminent threat to them and they left concealment and approached him to administer the final killing shots. He was unarmed, and so he's dead. If he had been armed, however, even with only a pistol, this behavior might have given him a chance at survival. Consider this: By acting like he was no threat to them, he convinced the idiot jihadi that they could safely leave concealment and approach him, thereby giving up one of the advantages provided by their long arms: the ability to take effective shots from distance. If the guard had had a handgun, and had practiced string 4 of the first stage of the IDPA classifier (two headshots to each of multiple targets) their poor responses to his tactics could have given him a chance. It might have been a small chance, but it would be better than the chance that the real guard got. Two lessons that I took from reading about this event and watching the videos: 1) I need to practice taking fast headshots from unusual positions, like those you have to move into when wounded. Or if you only have limited cover or concealment. 2) Anybody with a gun or knife who yells "Allah Akbar" is likely a threat to me and to my way of life. Going beyond the "GET OUT OF THERE" truisms, what other tactics could be used when we have only a pistol against long guns and retreat is impossible?