Guns and Close Combat Explained with Simple Drawings

A few months back, a thread appeared online in Japan with a simple question: How do you get out of a situation like this? The ensuing answers proved one thing: Don't ask people whose only experience is based on video games, comic books, and movies.

The somewhat simple drawing showed a figure with two guns to his or her head, and the person who drew it lightheartedly said there was concern about traveling to America (or wherever).

Guns and Close Combat Explained with Simple Drawings

Guns and Close Combat Explained with Simple Drawings

Commenters said things like "duck!" or "Knock the guns out of both their hands". One person suggested dodging bullets like they do in The Matrix (below).

Guns and Close Combat Explained with Simple Drawings

Guns and Close Combat Explained with Simple Drawings

That, however, didn't seem to work, either. And another person said to call a superhero.

Guns and Close Combat Explained with Simple Drawings

Guns and Close Combat Explained with Simple Drawings

Guns and Close Combat Explained with Simple Drawings

Late last week, those same simple drawings once again appeared on 2ch, Japan's largest forum.

This time, the individual began talking about how in (relatively) recent movies and games like Splinter Cell: Conviction, it's becoming increasingly popular for characters to hold guns like this:

Guns and Close Combat Explained with Simple Drawings

Someone on 2ch pointed out that this style is called "Center Axis Relock" or "C.A.R.", and it's used for close quarters combat.

That leads us to yet another drawing of someone with a gun to the head.

Guns and Close Combat Explained with Simple Drawings

And that leads us to this.

Guns and Close Combat Explained with Simple Drawings

Which is probably more like this:

Guns and Close Combat Explained with Simple DrawingsSo how do you get out of a situation like that? You probably don't! A simple answer that doesn't need simple drawings.

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