A Brief Exercise With The ‘Mossad Draw’

There may be times when you need or want to carry a semi-auto with a loaded magazine and an empty chamber. An example might be if you are stuck with a Hi Point, Helwan/Brigadier or a Tokarev; or any pistol which might untrustworthy in Condition One, or has a hard to get-at safety.

 The Israeli Method AKA ‘Mossad Draw’ was designed to get a Condition Three autopistol out and pouring lead into a terrorist PDQ. The Munich Massacre and the Israelis subsequent dealings with neighboring terrorist organizations was their ‘Minuteman Moment’. It inspired them to saturate their population with marginally trained, instantly ready antidotes to the problem. In the interests of safety, they mandated Condition Three Carry for the vast majority of them. The Israeli Point Shooting Method was designed to accommodate condition three carry and it has proven effective in combat.

The methods intrigued me and I began to research them. The Israeli Point Shooting Method (pistol) begins with sort of Sumo wrestler stance, which I ruled out as attracting unnecessary attention, counterproductive for lateral movement and impractical for my age and purposes. I also thought it looked silly as hell.

This guy does a comparison video between a conventional draw, and what essentially became my adaptation of the Mossad Draw. 

Are there disadvantages? Sure. I wouldn’t recommend this technique with a Beretta 92/M9 or any other pistol having a similar safety. It requires two hands to get the gun firing. I don’t see it as a replacement for carrying the pistol fully loaded. It is just another tool in the toolkit. Frankly, I was surprised at how well it worked.


One Response to A Brief Exercise With The ‘Mossad Draw’

  1. Morgan Todd says:

    Nice review on Mossad Draw.. great Safety & Marksmanship articles..

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