At a recent instructor conference in Houston, we were told that DPS is working on a special 10 minute video for instructor recertifications and that the same video could be used in classes as soon as it is received The title of it was semi-jokingly referred to as "Sherrie's-methods-of-how--to-NOT-get-your-gun-taken-away-and-used-on-you."
Many of us think the best way to accomplish THAT is to keep the thing CONCEALED. ;-)
Some of us also think that an inordinate amount of time and effort has been expended in relation to the relatively small % of license holders who will actually carry openly (hopefully in a manner that serves as a good ambassador for the Second Amendment).
In any event, all of this prompted my retrieving a Smith and Wesson Model 3913 (Thank you, Bonnie) for purposes of more food for thought for a few people who have concerns of the possibility of being overwhelmed and their gun being snatched by a criminal. Note the "safety switch" in the photo is up, the red dot is showing and the gun is ready to fire.
For many of us (including 1911 fans), this set up is just downright BACKWARDS: the thumb safety, if there is one, needs to be such that it can be instinctively wiped DOWN (and off) with the gun hand thumb. However, some manufacturers use this "bassackwards" arrangement and some shooters don't have a problem getting acclimated to it.
Some of us do consider that if a criminal did snatch this type of handgun while the safety was engaged, before they could figure out how to get the safety off, we could (1) take the gun back away from them, (2) go for a backup gun and/or (3) be waaaaaay out of range before they could figure out how to make it go bang. ;-)