TEARING OFF THE FINGER
Fig. 84-This method is employed should the enemy be so foolish as to place his weapon
against your chest to intimidate you.
Fig. 85-Slap down with the right hand, clamping it over the pistol. Two things are essential:
the web of the hand must fall between the hammer and the firing pin to prevent discharging a
round; and the weapon must be deflected down and to. the left outside line, just in case. In the
case of revolvers, it is further possible to grip tile cylinder and keep it from turning. This prevents
the weapon from firing.
Fig. 86-Having secured the grip, twist the barrel back upon the enemy. This traps his finger
inside the trigger guard. Seize his wrist with your left hand to reinforce the finger lock. The
enemy will most likely seize your right elbow to resist this attack. In this event, step quickly
back with the right foot, jerking down on the weapon. The index finger will dislocate at the
knuckle and can be torn off using tile metal edges of the trigger guard.